If you want to apply to CSU Bakersfield, the deadline for Fall 2022 admissions is November 30 and the fee for the application is $70. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students who are struggling to afford application fees may qualify for for fee waiver for their application.
Students who submit their applications for Fall should hear back from CSU Bakersfield by February 1.
California State University, Bakersfield does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. For applicants who are not residents of California, getting into California State University, Bakersfield is very difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Alumni/ae Relations||Not Considered|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Not Considered|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Work Experience||Not Considered|
|Extracurricular Activities||Not Considered|
|Application Essay||Not Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Racial/Ethnic Status||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Not Considered|
|Volunteer Work||Not Considered|
To apply, all applicants to CSU Bakersfield must submit the following items. Double check with CSU Bakersfield's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to CSU Bakersfield have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At California State University, Bakersfield, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||12.02%|
|3.50 and 3.74||22.72%|
|3.25 and 3.49||13.38%|
|3.00 and 3.24||20.67%|
|2.50 and 2.9||15.78%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.42%|
|CSU Bakersfield does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
CSU Bakersfield does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to CSU Bakersfield.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is November 30. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.Applicants should hear back by February 1.
Transfer students can enroll in CSU Bakersfield during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to CSU Bakersfield?
Students who are admitted to CSU Bakersfield must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department..
Does CSU Bakersfield accept transfer credits?
CSU Bakersfield accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CSU Bakersfield accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does CSU Bakersfield accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
CSU Bakersfield does not accept International Baccalaureate credits
Do I have to submit test scores to CSU Bakersfield?
CSU Bakersfield. is not test optional. Test scores are will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Bakersfield is Nov 30.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Bakersfield is Nov 30.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At CSU Bakersfield, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.41. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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