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How Will My Units Transfer to CBU?
- Unofficial Transcript Evaluation
Complete the following form and submit your unofficial college transcript(s) for an unofficial transcript evaluation!* Any student considering CBU can leverage this resource, even if they have not yet been accepted to the university, by following this simple, three-step process:
- Complete the following form, filling out all the requested information and attaching your unofficial college transcript(s).
- Our University Registrar will review your transcript(s), perform an evaluation and notify your admissions counselor once it is completed.
- Your admissions counselor will contact you via email with your unofficial evaluation within 5 business days. You will then have the opportunity to meet with your admissions counselor and review the evaluation to better understand your degree progress and when it’s best to transfer.
*This evaluation is unofficial. If you wish to see your transcripts officially evaluated, please apply to CBU and wait for an admission decision.
- Articulation Agreements
Check out CBU's Articulation Agreements with select California community colleges to review general education equivalencies and pre-nursing prerequisite courses.
- Access Transferology, an online tool that allows you to see which courses transfer to CBU. Follow the steps by creating an account or logging into your account, enter the college/university courses you completed and click "search for matches" to see how your courses transfer to CBU.
- Please note this is not an exhaustive list of courses that transfer to CBU, we are always updating it with new equivalencies! If you see that your courses do not transfer or would like them further reviewed, select the "Request Information" button on the CBU profile to send your course report to us. Your admissions counselor will connect with you once a review has been completed.
- Major Planning Guides
- If you have already selected a major to pursue at CBU, you can reference these Major Planning Guides which lay out the general education and degree requirements for each academic program.
- Along with the Articulation Agreements or Transferology, you can then use the Major Planning Guides to see how your transferrable courses apply to your major.
- Associate Degree (AA/AS) and Associate Degree to Transfer (ADT)
- An associate degree is not required to transfer to CBU.
- Individuals transferring to CBU with an associate degree and either IGETC and CSU General Education Breadth Certification prior to transfer are waived from general education requirements with the exception of the biblical and theological core and English composition (ENG 113 & 123) courses.
- Students with an approved associate degree from a regionally accredited institution outside of California or who have completed a CBU approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) prior to transferring are waived from general education requirements, with the exception of the biblical and theological core. For a full list of the approved pathways and which major equivalents CBU offers, see the accordion below.
- Approved CBU Pathways
ADT Major CBU Major Administration of Justice Criminal Justice Anthropology Anthropology Art History Fine Art Business Administration Business Administration Chemistry Chemistry English English Journalism Journalism and New Media History History Kinesiology Kinesiology Political Science Political Science Psychology Psychology Social Work & Human Services Social Work Sociology Sociology Spanish Spanish
- Transfer PolicyYou can reference CBU's transfer policy for more information on exam credit (AP, CLEP, DSST and IB), the number of units you can transfer to CBU and the requirements needed for graduation.
- How do I know if the courses I’m taking will transfer to CBU?
- How long will it take me to graduate from CBU?Remaining time to graduation varies drastically from student to student and can only officially be determined by the University Registrar's office and Academic Advising. You can reference our Articulation Agreements, or create an account on Transferology to see how your units will transfer to CBU. Then cross reference that information with our Major Planning Guides to get a rough estimate of the time to graduate based on your transferrable courses.
- What courses are required to transfer?We do not require that you have any specific courses or an associate’s degree completed in order to transfer. Once you have acquired 24 semester units you are eligible to apply as a transfer student. If you do not have 24 semester units completed, we will require official high school transcripts.
- If I have an associate’s degree, will my general education requirements be waived?Individuals transferring to CBU with an associate's degree and either IGETC and CSU General Education Breadth Certification prior to transfer are waived from general education requirements, with the exception of the biblical and theological core and English composition (ENG 113 & 123) courses.
Students with an approved associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution outside of California or who have completed a CBU approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) prior to transferring are waived from general education requirements with the exception of the biblical and theological core.
- How will I know what classes are required for my degree?If you have already selected a major to pursue at CBU, you can reference these Major Planning Guides which lay out the general education and degree requirements for each academic program. When enrolling in classes during new student class registration, you will receive a personalized degree guide as well as help from a CBU student success coach to answer any questions or concerns you might have during the registration process. This personalized degree guide will include any transferrable units you’ve already completed as well as general education requirements and major requirements, so you won’t have to plan out your CBU courses on your own!
- When can I expect to receive an official evaluation of my transcripts?Upon acceptance to the university, your transcripts will be officially evaluated by the University Registrar’s office. Once completed, the transcripts will be sent to your admissions counselor who will notify you of the evaluation results. In the meantime, you can also create an account on Transferology to see how your units will transfer to CBU while you wait for an official evaluation.
- How can I make an appointment with my counselor?
There are a few ways to schedule an appointment with your counselor:
- Take a campus tour and meet with a counselor after your tour. Schedule a date and time that works for you here: calbaptist.edu/tour.
- Complete the Unofficial Transcript Evaluation process (see above section) and your counselor will connect with you about an appointment.
- Reach out to your counselor directly. Click here to meet your counselor.
- If you attend a community college near CBU, ask your transfer center if a CBU representative will be visiting your campus soon!
- I work full time. Does CBU offer classes at night or online?Through our traditional daytime program, we offer various classes throughout the week beginning at 7 a.m. with the majority taking place in block format on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays OR Tuesdays and Thursdays during the
day. Full-time students (enrolled in 12 to 18 units) in the traditional daytime
program should expect to attend classes on campus at least three to four days
per week during the daytime hours. If you cannot, you may wish to inquire about our CBU Online program to learn more about program offerings available online.
- I am a high school student with more than 24 completed college units, am I a transfer
student?No, you would apply to CBU as a first-time freshman. A transfer applicant is
someone with over 24 completed college units AND has graduated high school. We will still review your completed college work for credit once accepted.
CBU’s Admissions Office is here to assist you through the application and enrollment process and answer any questions that you have along the way. Contact a transfer admissions counselor and we can help you get started!