Application to the Traditional BSN Program consists of a 3-Step Process. The following are the application filing and due dates for the FALL 2024 entry. 

STEP 1: Cal State Apply Application

FILING PERIOD: October 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023

Current CSUB Students
Students currently enrolled at CSUB do not complete a CSU Apply Application as they are continuing students of the university. 

Note: A returning student who has been absent from CSUB for at least 2 consecutive terms must complete a CSU Apply application within the filing periods of October 1st to November 30th.

Transfer Applicants
Apply for admission during the initial filing period of October 1st to November 30th through Cal State Apply for Fall 2024.  This is required prior to submitting a supplemental nursing application (Step 2 application).  Transfers must meet upper-division transfer requirements for university admissions.  Students can find full application details and information on admissions and transcripts.

Second Baccalaureate Applicants
Students seeking a potential second bachelor's degree must also complete a Cal State Apply application by the deadline of November 30th.  On the application, please choose “Undergraduate” and “Seeking a Second Bachelor’s Degree” to locate the nursing major/program in CSU Apply.  Students can find more information on admissions requirements for a graduate/second bachelor’s degree.

Upon applying through Cal State Apply, submit the following to the CSUB Office of Admissions and Records:

  • Official Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges attended are required.  The deadline to submit initial transcripts is February 10th and must show the Fall 2023 semester and Spring 2024 in progress
  • Official Test Scores: Official test score verifying college credit (AP or IB credit if applicable)
  • Other Requirements: Any necessary documentation or paperwork related to your academic records, residency, and/or requested items made by the Office of Admissions and Records
For more information on application requirements to the university, visit the Application Process for Transfer Students (undergraduate) or the Application Process for Post-Baccalaureate (seeking a 2nd bachelor's degree).

STEP 2: NursingCAS Application

FILING PERIOD: October 1, 2023 to January 15, 2024 (8:59 PST)

A supplemental BSN application is required for ALL applicants through NursingCAS (fee required).  It is highly recommended that you begin your NursingCAS application earlier within the application period.  Incomplete and late applications will not be accepted.

Complete the following application materials through NursingCAS

  • Select Traditional BSN (for non-nurses)
  • Official Transcripts: Applicants are required to submit initial official transcripts from all colleges attended to NursingCAS (even if you are enrolled at CSUB).  Fall 2023 grades must be posted prior to sending official transcripts.  Official transcripts must be received in NursingCAS by January 27, 2024.  In-progress courses can only be for the Spring 2024 semester. 
  • Coursework: Prerequisites must be completed no later than the deadline of May 25, 2024.
  • Documents (if applicable): Verification letters/forms for an active or military veteran, licensed paid health care professional, and previous RN program enrollment.
  • TEAS: Applicants must upload Page 1 of the ATI TEAS Individual Performance Profile as a document upload in NursingCAS.  These are unofficial scores obtained from the student's ATI account.  Please do not upload scores below 72%.  Repeats are limited to the first 2 attempts.  Due as a document upload in NursingCAS by the program application deadline.

Additional support to complete the supplemental application through NursingCAS can be found in the NursingCAS Help Center as well as Frequently Asked Questions.

STEP 3: Traditional BSN Program Evaluation Fee

DUE DATE: January 27, 2024

A $30 (non-refundable) nursing application evaluation fee is required and must be mailed directly to the CSUB Department of Nursing.  This is separate from the application fee required from NursingCAS.

Current CSUB students are exempt from this fee.

If money order, please make it out to the CSUB Department of Nursing:

California State University, Bakersfield
Department of Nursing, 29 RNC
ATTN: Program Eval. Trad. BSN
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

In the memo section, please write your CSUB ID#

Note: At this time, evaluation fees may not be turned in in person to the Department of Nursing. Please mail them to the address above. 

Fall Applications Due Dates

Step 1: Apply to CSUB

October 1, 2023 to November 30, 2023

CSU Apply

Step 2: Apply to Traditional BSN Program

October 1, 2023 to January 15, 2024 (8:59 PST)

Nursing CAS

Step 3: Submit Program Evaluation Fee

Due January 27, 2024


Official Transcripts

CSUB Transcript Ordering

For courses taken at CSUB, click on the seal below to order official CSUB transcripts for electronic delivery to NursingCAS. 

CSUB seal

Electronic Transcripts from other Colleges

NursingCAS accepts electronic transcripts from Credentials Solutions and Parchment only.  Click on the following to see if your college is on either list:

Credential Solutions


National Student Clearinghouse

Official transcripts must be mailed if the services are not offered at your college or university.  Download the Transcript Request Form in NursingCAS and submit it to your campus's Registrar to complete.  Official transcripts must be issued from the Registrar/Admissions, not the applicant. 

Instructions for the NursingCAS transcript process