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California State Universities (CSU) Guidelines

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Refer to the "CSU Admission Practices" list above for the CSU campuses that accept lower division students and allow completion of units and courses in the summer prior to transfer.

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 60 CSU/UC transferable units not to exceed 70 units. The units are made up of the following areas:
    • General Education Pattern
    • NOTE: Communication B1, B4, or B8, English B1A, Critical Thinking & Math must be a “C” grade or higher. CSU and UC will not accept "D" grades in  Area A and B4.
    • AP credits cannot be used to satisfy critical thinking CSU Area A.3. AP credit may not be accepted for lower division major preparation coursework.
    • Lower Division Major Preparation Coursework (www.assist.org)
    • Electives if needed (must be CSU or UC transferable)
  2. A 2.0 GPA is required. Impacted programs can require a higher GPA. www.calstate.edu/AR/impactioninfo.shtml
  3. Some campuses will not accept summer work prior to Fall transfer. Please see counselor for more information.
     
  4. Transfer Admission Agreements (TAA) are available with the following campus:
  5. When should a student apply to the transfer school?

    California State University, Bakersfield provides an on-site admission session throughout the year on the BC campus . Check with your BC counselor or BC advisor about dates for CSUB on-site admission. Official transcripts are required if you are planning to apply to CSUB during an on-site admission session.

    The BC/CSUB Satellite Transfer Office is available for CSUB advising during the academic year. The CSUB Satellite Transfer Office is located in the Student Services Building at Bakersfield College. To meet with a CSUB advisor in person, go to the BC Counseling Department to sign in on a drop-in basis.  CSUB advisors can provide visiting students with a CSUB-BC equivalent courses Excel sheet as a courtesy. The CSUB advising website promotes achievement of students' academic and life goals. CSUB advisors, along with BC counselors and advisors, can assist students with the transition from BC to CSUB.  Be sure to visit http://www.assist.org for the most up to date information on equivalent courses.

    Other CSU Campuses
    Fall start: Apply Oct.1- Nov. 30 of the prior calendar year
    Winter start: Apply June 1 of the prior year
    Spring start: Apply August 1 of the prior year (check with CSU campus)

    Note: Due to California State budget cuts, the CSU campuses may not accept winter or
    spring applications. BC students should check with a Bakersfield College counselor or go to csumentor.edu
  6. Please consult with a Bakersfield College counselor or Transfer Services.
  7. All CSU campuses require online applications.
  8. Applying for BC graduation as a Liberal Arts Major
    Students completing 60 units with a 2.0 GPA should apply by the fourth week of the last semester for graduation as a Liberal Arts Major. The following criteria must be met:
    • Complete an Educational Planning Course (see catalog)
    • Complete a Multicultural Course (see catalog)
    • Complete the entire CSU General Education Pattern
    • A blank CSU Educational Planning form (PDF file) may be printed to take to your counseling appointment for assistance. CSU Student Educational Plan (PDF) form

Note: Students completing the entire CSU transfer pattern are not required to take P.E.

  1. How do students file for BC graduation?
    It is advisable that students do their own unofficial graduation check by using the what-if-degree evaluation.

Students are only allowed to file for graduation during their final semester at BC. The following procedures must be followed.

  • Students must meet with a counselor or educational advisor to complete the appropriate paperwork. This should be done early in the final semester to assure meeting all deadline dates.
  • Contact the BC Counseling Center for counselor/educational advisors.
  • Students should bring a printed copy of their what-if evaluation for the semester, in which they applying to graduate, to a counselor or advisor.
  • For students with disabilities, call or contact the Supportive Services FACE 16. 
  • For students on EOPS, call 395-4351, or contact the EOPS Office SS 182 reception area.
  • Students must file for graduation before the following deadline dates:
    Fall Graduation- Nov 1; Spring Graduation- April 1, Summer Graduation- June 1
  • NOTE:  If a student is completing his/her final coursework in the summer, but would like to participate in the once a year May commencement ceremony, please file for summer graduation before May 1.   On the paperwork you complete with the counselor, please write across the top "participate in the ceremony".
  1. A General Education Certification should be requested at the end of the final semester along with a request to send final transcripts to the transfer school. These requests must be made at window #6 in the Admissions and Records office.
    • Out-of-State and private college units cannot be used to meet General Education Certification (GEC)
    • A minimum of 25 units must be completed at Bakersfield College

University of California (UC) Guidelines

  1. Requires 60 UC transferable units including the following:
    • General Education Pattern (IGETC)
      Some majors do not recommend IGETC such as Science and Engineering majors
    • Lower Division Major Preparation Courses (www.assist.org)
    • Electives if needed (must be UC transferable)
      A maximum of four units of PE are allowed
  2. Minimum GPA of 2.4 is required to submit an application
    • Most majors require a higher GPA in order to be competitive
  3. Math, English and Critical Thinking requirements should be completed as soon as possible
  4. Many universities will not accept summer work prior to a fall transfer
  5. Transfer Admissions Agreements (TAA) are available with the following campuses:
    • UCD, UCI, UC Merced, UCR, UCSB, UCSC
  6. Application dates are as follows:
    • Fall Start, Apply November 1-30 of prior year

    *At this time winter and spring admissions are not accepted due to state budget concerns. Students can contact schools for any possible changes.  
UC applications:
  1. AP Credit
  • May not be used for English 2 or Phil 9/ Critical Thinking on IGETC
  • AP credit acceptance varies by campus/major and IGETC. Since AP credit is complicated, students are strongly encouraged to see a BC counselor for further information.
  • Once 12 units of satisfactory coursework is completed at BC, contact the Admissions & Records Office for the granting of AP credit.
  1. Students completing the following requirements may apply for an Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts: Note: Students completing the entire CSU transfer pattern are not required to take P.E.
  2. How do students file for BC graduation?
    It is advisable that students do their own unofficial graduation check by using the what-if-degree evaluation.

    Students are only allowed to file for graduation during their final semester at BC. The following procedures must be followed.

    • Students must meet with a counselor or educational advisor to complete the appropriate paperwork. This should be done early in the final semester to assure meeting all deadline dates.
    • Contact the BC Counseling Center for counselor/educational advisors.
    • Students should bring a printed copy of their what-if evaluation for the semester, in which they applying to graduate, to a counselor or advisor.
    • For students with disabilities, call or contact the Supportive Services FACE 16. 
    • For students on EOPS, call 395-4351, or contact the EOPS Office SS 182 reception area.
    • Students must file for graduation before the following deadline dates:
      Fall Graduation- Nov 1; Spring Graduation- April 1, Summer Graduation- June 1
    • NOTE:  If a student is completing his/her final coursework in the summer, but would like to participate in the once a year May commencement ceremony, please file for summer graduation before May 1.   On the paperwork you complete with the counselor, please write across the top "participate in the ceremony".
  3. A General Education Certification should be requested at the end of the final semester along with a request to send final transcripts to the transfer school. These requests are made at window #6 in the Admissions and Records office.
Out-of-state UC coursework cannot be used to certify the IGETC General Education Pattern.

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It is highly recommended that students contact campuses directly for minimum admission and requirements.

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