FAQs

  • What is the admissions application process?

    You must fulfill the requirements of an applicant, as well as any supplemental information required by the program.

    Undergraduate Admission Requirements

    • 24 transferrable units with a 2.0 GPA
    • If there are less than 24 transferable college units, a 2.5 High School Diploma/Equivalent GPA
    Step 1: Apply Online
    Step 1a: Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
    CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125
    Step 2: Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education
    Step 3: Student will supply official transcripts
    Step 4: Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan*
    Step 5: Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “Studentt Success Coach” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation

    Graduate Admission Requirements*

    • A Bachelor’s degree
    • Minimum GPA of 2.5 for conditional admission; 2.75 GPA for unconditional admission consideration
    • Official sealed transcripts
    • 500 word personal statement covering these areas
      • Purpose for entering the program
      • Long term professional goals
      • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University

    *Some programs may require interview with Program Director, see your enrollment counselor for specifics

    Step 1: Apply Online
    Step 1a: Complete the financial aid application: FAFSA
    CBU FAFSA School Code: 001125
    Step 2: Your personal admissions counselor will contact you to assist with enrollment, registration and financing your education
    Step 3: Student will supply official transcripts to admissions counselor
    Step 4: Admissions counselor will meet with you to complete the registration process and provide an estimated financial aid award/education financing plan*
    Step 5: Admissions counselor will introduce you to your Academic “Student Success Coach” to complete your academic degree plan and assist you in navigating your academic career to graduation

     

  • What is the application deadline?
    CBU Online accepts applications for enrollment throughout the year, most degree programs can start at 6 semester entry points per calendar year.
  • Is financial aid available to help pay for online programs?

    Our online degrees offer a reputable and more affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, masters or doctorate degree. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations, gas and parking. Learn more about tuition and financial aid here.

  • Is CBU Online accredited?

    California Baptist University (CBU), which includes all programs offered Online, is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Many prospective students are uncertain about which college degrees employers or universities will accept. This regional accreditation by WSCUC means you can be confident that your CBU degree is recognized and respected by schools and companies across the country.

    CBU Online has received various awards and has been ranked in the top 50 in the nation - best online bachelor’s degree category by U.S. News & World Report for 7 consecutive years.

  • What is the difference between "undergraduate" and "graduate" degrees?

    Undergraduate programs follow high school and lead to an associate (two-year) degree or a bachelor (four-year) degree. Graduate programs follow a bachelor’s degree and lead to a master’s or doctoral degree. CBU Online offers a variety of bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs.

  • How do I transfer from a community college to CBU Online?

    CBU Online offers a transfer-friendly enrollment process. A personal admissions counselor is assigned and provides each student with a clear academic roadmap.

  • What is CBU’s purpose?

    California Baptist University believes each person has been created for a purpose. CBU helps students understand and engage this purpose by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. Graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world.

  • What are the benefits of a Christian education?

    As a Christian institution, CBU Online offers a smaller setting and teaches critical thinking and communication skills necessary, from a biblical world view perspective. The University seeks to provide academic programs that prepare students for professional careers, as well as co-curricular programs that foster an environment supporting the intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development of each student, known as the 4 Core:

    1. Academically Prepared
    2. Biblically Rooted
    3. Globally Minded
    4. Equipped to Serve
  • What degrees can you get online?

    CBU offers a large selection of bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs fully online in a variety of subject areas. To view our online degrees and find a program that fits your goals, view our Online Degrees page.

  • What resources do I need to complete my degree online?

    To complete your online degree, you will need access to a computer, Wi-Fi and a word processor like Microsoft Word. These are necessary to access the student learning system and complete your assignments. Some programs may require different resources. Check with your enrollment counselor for specific expectations upon applying for your program, or you can view additional information here.

  • Is an online education affordable?

    CBU’s online degrees offer an affordable option for earning your bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree. If you are looking for an affordable online degree, CBU has competitive rates, aiming at allowing students to focus on their education. When pursuing an online degree, students are freed from the financial obligations that accompany some traditional degrees, such as room accommodations or gas and parking.

  • Is my online degree the same as a California Baptist University diploma, or will it say "CBU Online"?

    Your degree from CBU Online is taught by faculty from California Baptist University and your diploma and transcript will say "California Baptist University."

  • What are the reviews and ranking for CBU Online?

    See our students' reviews about CBU Online programs and agency reviews of the online programs on our Testimonials and news page. CBU Online holds several rankings for our online undergraduate and graduate level programs, including bachelors programs and master level programs online. CBU is ranked #1 in faculty credentials for graduate education, online MBA and online business by U.S News and World Report. Our innovative online programs, taught by full time faculty, many who also teach our on-ground degrees, give students access and flexibility they need to a degree, with the same academic rigor.