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Application Process for Transfer Students

To apply for admission as a transfer student, complete the following items by the deadline date for the semester to which you are applying.

1. Select a major from the CSUB List of Majors and Degree Programs. All transfer students must declare a major when applying. "Undecided" is not available.

2. Complete the online application on Cal State Apply, and pay the $70 non-refundable application fee if you do not qualify for a fee waiver. Within one week, you will receive an e-mail from the Office of Admissions acknowledging receipt of your application along with your specific CSUB ID number and login instructions to your myCSUB account.

3. Request official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended to be sent to CSUB:

  • For Spring 2021 applicants, submit one official transcript from each college attended with in-progress or completed coursework to CSU Bakersfield by October 1, 2020. Final transcripts with fall grades posted will be due no later than January 15, 2021.

Official transcripts must be received by the published admission document deadline dates. Your official transcripts are needed to determine your admissions eligibility. Official Transcripts must be official and may base sent direct from the institution (college, high school, etc.) or through a transcript servicing service to Please note: transcripts sent from the student's personal email address and/or not from an institution or transcript sending service are not accepted.  Transcripts may also be mailed to the following address:

CSU Bakersfield
Office of Admissions, 47SA
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

4. Activate your myCSUB student portal.  (Read detailed instructions on how to access your myCSUB account.) Applicants can view your admission status and "To Do List" which informs you of required documents and deadlines.

5. Check your To Do List often, for needed items for the Office of Admissions and records or Office of Financial Aid.

Office of Admissions and Records

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

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

Division of Enrollment Management


Application Deadlines

The initial application filing periods for first-time freshmen (FTF) and transfer applicants are as follows:

  • Spring 2021 Semester (transfer applicants only)
    August 1 - 31, 2020 
  • Fall 2021 Semester:
    October 1 - November 30, 2020
  • Note: Application deadlines and open/closed filing dates are subject to change. Visit Cal State Apply for detailed campus specific information on program filing deadlines. 

CSUB Bakersfield College Transfer Student Center

Office: Bakersfield College Student Services Center
Phone: (661) 395-4592