Application Requirements

We appreciate you considering CBU as a college possibility and know that choosing a college is a huge decision. Our admissions staff strives to make the admissions process enjoyable, informative and as easy as possible. Feel free to ask questions and explore our website for additional information. We look forward to getting to know you along the way!

Here are the steps you will need to complete in order to be considered for admission into CBU as a first-time freshman.

  1. Fill out an application.
      • Complete and submit an application for undergraduate admission.
      • The Priority Application Date for fall 2017 is December 1, 2016.
  2. Write a brief essay.
      • The application includes a 3–5 paragraph essay asking "What do you hope to gain from your experience as a student at California Baptist University?" Provide examples from an academic, social and spiritual standpoint.
  3. Pay the application fee.
      • The $45 non-refundable fee can be paid by cash, check or credit card. Click here to pay online.
  4. Send us your official transcripts.
      • You will need to order official sealed transcripts from your high school and have them sent directly to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. The minimum requirement for admission into CBU is a cumulative 2.5 GPA (weighted).
  5. Send us your SAT or ACT test scores.

The Undergraduate Admissions Office upholds a rolling admission policy, which means that we do not have a set deadline for application. However, you will not receive your financial aid until you have been accepted to CBU. If you submit your fall 2017 application by December 1, 2016, you will know by Christmas whether or not you have been accepted!

*All admissions documents must be sent to the attention of the Undergraduate Admissions Office:

Undergraduate Admissions
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside CA, 92504

FAX: (951) 343-4525