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Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

You are considered a transfer applicant if you have completed coursework at a college or university since leaving high school, but you have not yet completed a Bachelor's degree. To be considered for transfer admission to CSUB you must meet the following minimum requirements as an Upper-Division Transfer.

Upper-division Transfer Students

You will qualify as an upper division transfer student if you:

  • Have completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester or 90 quarter units
  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher in all transferable units attempted (non-residents of California must have a minimum GPA of 2.40). 
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended

Have completed at least 30 semester or 45 quarter units which meet the CSU General Education Breadth Requirements.  These units must include the following four courses with a “C” or higher:

A1-Oral Communication/Speech
A2-Written English Composition
A3-Critical Thinking/Logic*
B4-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (which is above the level of intermediate algebra)

*Applicants applying as a Computer Engineering majors do not have to complete Critical Thinking prior to admissions. 

**The CSUB Nursing program is impacted, review the Nursing website for additional admissions criteria for the Nursing Program. 

Office of Admissions and Records

Student Services Building, 47SA
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

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

Enrollment Management



To learn more about the Transfer Student application process at CSUB, see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).