CSU San Bernadino: Admissions

Admissions Office

Admissions officer: Olivia Rosas,
Director of Admissions and Records
Contacting the office: 909 537-5188
909 537-7034 (fax)

First-time Freshman Application Process & Requirements

Is there an application deadline for fall?yes
Final filing date for fall:July 17
Freshmen are accepted for terms other than fall:Yes
Percent of freshmen who enter in terms other than fall:6%
Application Fee:$55
Can the application fee be waived?yes
Are refunds available on the application fee?no
Is the Common Application form accepted?no
Supplemental forms required for those using Common Application:0
Admissions Requirements:
  • Minimum grade of "C" in listed secondary school units required; 
  • Minimum eligibility index of 3072 for SAT Reasoning (741 for ACT) required of in-state applicants; 
  • Minimum eligibility index of 3402 for SAT Reasoning (822 for ACT) required of out-of-state applicants

    In-state applicants with minimum 3.0 GPA and out-of-state applicants with minimum 3.6 GPA are eligible regardless of test scores.
High school graduation is:required, GED is accepted
A general college preparatory program is:recommended
Campus visit is:recommended
Interview is:required of some
Off-campus interview:not available
Standardized test requirements:SAT recommended, SAT or ACT considered if submitted
School's test preference:no preference
Aside from admissions, test scores are used for:counseling, placement
Dates test scores should be received:June 30 for SAT/ACT, September 1 for SAT Subject Test
High School units required or recommended:
English:4 required, 4 recommended
Foreign Language:2 required, 2 recommended
History:1 required, 1 recommended
Lab:2 required, 2 recommended
Math:3 required, 3 recommended
Science: 2 required, 2 recommended
Social Studies:1 required, 1 recommended
Academic Electives:1 required, 1 recommended
Other: 1 required, 1 recommended
Total:15 required, 15 recommended
Special programs/policies for applicants not normally admissible:EOP, conditional admission
School has formalized early decision program:no
School has early action program:yes
School has concurrent enrollment program for high school:yes

First-time Freshman Selection Process

Academic criteria:
  • secondary school report not considered
  • class rank not considered
  • recommendations very important
  • standardized test scores very important
  • essay not considered
Nonacademic criteria:
  • interview not considered
  • extracurricular activities not considered
  • particular talent/ability not considered
  • character/personal qualities not considered
  • alumni/ae relationship not considered
  • geographical residence considered
  • state residency not considered
  • religious affiliation/commitment not considered
  • minority affiliation not considered
  • volunteer work not considered
  • work experience not considered
Admissions is need blind: yes
Average secondary school GPA: 3.21
Percent of freshmen who submitted GPA: 99%
Average SAT: 444 verbal, 449 math, 441 writing
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted SAT scores: 96%
Percent of accepted applicants who submitted ACT score: 42%

Undergraduate Notification for Fall Term

Notification of admission: on a rolling basis
Acceptance of admission: no set date

First-time Freshman Enrollment

Number of completed applications received: 13,804
Number of applicants offered admission: 8,916 (65%)
Number of applicants offered admission who enrolled: 3,005 (34%)
School has a waiting list policy: no
Percent of freshmen who came from public schools: 97%
Percent of freshmen who came from out of state:6%
Admission may be deferred:yes, up to 3 weeks into quarter