Welcome to the Family

Congratulations! You are here because you have been accepted to California Baptist University. Thank you for your consideration, we hope you will spend your next season in life as a college student here with us.

Follow the steps below so you can start your journey on time this coming fall semester.

  • Submit Your Intent to Enroll
    Once you have made your decision about joining the Lancer Nation, let us know if you plan to attend! You can do this by filling out the Intent to Enroll form at the bottom of this page.
  • Finance Your Education
    • Complete your FAFSA. CBU's federal code is 001125.
    • CBU will access your FAFSA and build you a personalized financial aid award. You will be notified by mail and email once your financial aid award is ready to view.
    • Once available, review your financial aid award and accept aid.
    • Questions? Contact the Financial Aid Office.
  • Register for Classes
    • Enroll in classes at New Student Orientation this summer. When you attend New Student Orientation, the Academic Advising Office will collaborate with you to build your first-semester class schedule. Orientation attendance is mandatory in order to finalize your schedule. If you are unable to attend a remaining orientation, please contact the Admissions Office at 951.343.4212 for assistance.
    • Students living more than four hours away will register for their courses through an online virtual orientation process.
    • Registration for New Student Orientation will begin late March.
    • Questions? Contact Admissions.
  • Apply for Housing
    • View living areas and complete your online housing application. The housing application will be available January 2018.
    • You will have the opportunity to state your living area preference and even select a roommate.
    • First-time freshmen will move in on Thursday, August 30th and transfer students will move in on Friday, August 31st.
    • Questions? Contact Residence Life.
  • Meet the Payment Due Date
  • Get Connected at Welcome Weekend
    • Attend Welcome Weekend and get connected to campus resources, facilities, future classmates, the CBU community and Christ.
    • Welcome Weekend begins Thursday, August 30th for first-time freshman or Friday, August 31st for transfer students
    • Already enrolled in classes but not yet signed up for Welcome Weekend? Check out the Welcome Weekend website.
    • Questions? Contact Leadership and Transitions.