Important message regarding Fall 2020 applications:

All prospective students must apply through Cal State Apply, the California State University website designed to help students through each section of their application process. Many college planning resources are available on Cal State Apply. A standard, non-refundable fee of $70.00 applies (fee waivers are available for those who may qualify), submitted at the time of application.

Located in the San Joaquin Valley of central California, CSUB is one of the twenty-three campuses in the California State University System. We offer more than 50 high quality undergraduate and graduate programs on a 375-acre campus. With approximately 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students and over 400 excellent faculty members, CSUB provides an extraordinary level of student-faculty interaction and a highly personalized learning community. You can learn more about CSUB here.

Transfer Students

Applicants who have attended another college or university are considered for transfer admission.

No campus impaction at the Transfer level. Open to all CSU eligible applicants meeting Upper Division transfer requirements and students meeting Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) requirements. Program impaction applies to the Nursing Program.

Post-Baccalaureate and Graduate Applicants

Applicants who have earned Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution are considered for post baccalaureate or graduate admission. Students seeking a credential program are also considered post-baccalaureate and graduate applicants.

International Students

Applicants who are seeking or currently holding U.S. visas as exchange visitors or other nonimmigrant classifications are considered international students. 


Special educational benefits are available to veterans and dependents of veterans who are eligible for the Montgomery GI Bill.

Please click on the links to the left for more specific information about CSUB’s application process and admission requirements. 

Office of Admissions and Records

Student Services Building
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA  93311-1022

Phone: (661) 654-3036
Fax: (661) 654-3389

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