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Colleges / California State University, Bakersfield

California State University, Bakersfield

Bakersfield, CA 4-Year Public
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CSU Bakersfield Admissions

If you want to apply to CSU Bakersfield, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is December 15 and the application fee costs $70.

Students who apply to CSU Bakersfield for fall should anticipate a decision by February 1.

CSU Bakersfield Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of CSU Bakersfield's admissions stats.

CSU Bakersfield 2022 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

California State University, Bakersfield Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for California State University, Bakersfield.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes December 15 February 1

Considering Applying Early to CSU Bakersfield?

California State University, Bakersfield may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with CSU Bakersfield directly for more information about early applications.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on California State University, Bakersfield Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of California, getting into California State University, Bakersfield is very difficult.

Transferring to California State University, Bakersfield

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to CSU Bakersfield

CSU Bakersfield has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into CSU Bakersfield?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at CSU Bakersfield

Wondering what factors are considered by CSU Bakersfield during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important

Make sure to check with CSU Bakersfield for more information on admission factors.

CSU Bakersfield 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to CSU Bakersfield, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with CSU Bakersfield's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CSU Bakersfield?

CSU Bakersfield has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

CSU Bakersfield does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

CSU Bakersfield is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to California State University, Bakersfield

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 December 15. Applicants should hear back by February 1.

Transfer students can enroll in CSU Bakersfield during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

CSU Bakersfield Admissions FAQs

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:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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 will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at CSU Bakersfield?

🟨 CSU Bakersfield may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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CSU Bakersfield Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CSU Bakersfield is Dec 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to CSU Bakersfield is Dec 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

CSU Bakersfield ACT Scores


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CSU Bakersfield SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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CSU Bakersfield GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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