2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Traditional On-Campus Admissions



Mr. Taylor Neece
Dean of Admissions


Director of Undergraduate Admissions
8432 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
Phone 951.343.4212
Toll Free 877.228.8866
FAX 951.343.4525


Admission to the Traditional On-Campus Program

When to Apply

The University implements a rolling admissions practice. A high school senior or a college transfer student may apply any time before the beginning of each semester. Prospective students are encouraged to complete the application process at least four weeks prior to the start of their intended semester of enrollment. Completing the application process early will permit other offices on campus such as Financial Aid, Residents Life, and Academic Advising to communicate with the prospective student in a timely manner.

Application Procedures

To be considered for admission students are required to submit the following documents:

  • A completed Application for Admission.
  • A $45.00 non-refundable fee.
  • Official high school transcripts sent directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions from your high school.
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended colleges and universities.
  • The Scholastic Aptitude Test I (SAT), American College Test (ACT) or Classical Learning Test (CLT). (This requirement does not apply for prospective transfer students who have or will have at least 24 transferable units from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation)

When an applicant has submitted all the required documents, an evaluation will take place and a decision rendered.

Admission Guidelines

First-time Freshmen

Students who have completed less than 24 units of transferable college credit must complete the Admission Requirements for First-time Freshmen. Status will be evaluated on high school transcripts, SAT, ACT or CLT scores, and college transcripts, if applicable. Students will be admitted with one of the following academic standings and may take up to 18 credit units their first semester.

Honors

Honors classification will be granted to those applicants who meet the criteria for the Trustee’s, President’s or Dean’s merit scholarships. 

Standard

Standard classification will be granted to those applicants with a minimum GPA of 2.5 who are not eligible for the Trustee’s, President’s or Dean’s merit scholarships. 

Provisional

Provisional classification may be granted to those applicants who do not meet the Standard entrance requirements but are approved by the Admissions and Retention Committee. Students admitted on Provisional status may be required to enroll in the Student Success Class.

Denial

Denial may occur when an applicant does not qualify for admission in the above categories. California Baptist University also reserves the right to deny admission to applicants who are antagonistic with the philosophy and purpose of the University.

Appeals

Appeals on any decision regarding admission should be made in writing and addressed to the Admission and Retention Committee in care of the University. All appeals will be heard by the Committee. The appeals may include a personal interview and additional academic transcripts. Once the appeal is reviewed, the Committee will render a final decision.

The Admissions and Retention Committee will review students who do not meet the requirements for Standard admission. Upon review of the student’s file, one of the following decisions will be rendered: Standard Admission, Provisional Admission, or Denial.

Transfer Students

Students who graduated high school at least one year ago and have, or will have, completed 24 or more transferable units from an accredited college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and/or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation will be evaluated on the basis of their official college transcripts. It is highly recommended that transfer students submit their high school transcript to aid in placement and the meeting of competency requirements. Students may be admitted with one of the following academic standings and may take up to 18 credit units their first semester:

Honors

Honors at entrance may be granted to those applicants with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for all transferable college work.

Standard

Standard entrance may be granted to those applicants with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all college work.

Provisional

Provisional entrance may be granted to those applicants who do not meet the Standard entrance requirements but may be approved by the Admissions and Retention Committee. Students admitted on Provisional status may be required to enroll in Academic Success Seminar (GST 060 ).

Denial

Denial may occur when an applicant does not qualify for admission in the above categories. A college transfer student may be denied admission if he or she is on academic suspension or dismissal from another college. California Baptist University also reserves the right to deny admission to applicants who are antagonistic with the philosophy and purpose of the University.

Appeals

Appeals on any decision regarding admission should be made in writing and addressed to the Admission and Retention Committee in care of the University. All appeals will be heard by the Committee. The appeal may include a personal interview and additional academic transcripts. Once reviewed the Committee will render a final decision.

The Admissions and Retention Committee may review students who do not meet the requirements for Standard admissions. Upon review of the student’s file one of the following decisions will be rendered: Standard Admission, Provisional Admission, or Denial.

Home Educated Students

California Baptist University welcomes applications from home educated/schooled students. Home educated/schooled students are subject to the same admissions requirements as public or private high school students, which are listed under the Application Procedures section. A General Education Diploma (GED) or State Proficiency Exam may be submitted in lieu of high school transcript if none is available. Students with a verifiable cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) are eligible to qualify for all merit scholarships.

Readmit

Students who have attended California Baptist University but have discontinued enrollment for one or more semesters must be approved to readmit to the University. Students must submit an Application to Readmit form, pay the required Readmit application fee and provide all official transcripts from all other institutions attended since last enrolled at California Baptist University. Additional documents or an interview may be required to readmit. Required department clearances must be obtained prior to the start of the semester the student is seeking to readmit.

Students whose applications for readmission are approved will enter under the catalog current at the time of readmission and will be subject to the admissions and degree requirements outlined in that catalog. The University is not responsible for providing courses or programs that have been discontinued.

Conditional Accepted Student

A conditional accepted student is defined as a traditional undergraduate student who is working toward a degree at California Baptist University. Students offered a Conditional Acceptance may be eligible to enroll in no more than nine (9) units but not less than six (6) units for one semester. This status applies to the first semester at the University only. Upon successful completion of the “conditional” semester the student may continue enrollment as a traditional student. Successful completion is defined as a minimum GPA of 2.0 with no D’s or F’s in any of the classes taken as a conditional student.

Special Students

A Special Student is defined as a student who is not working toward a degree at California Baptist University. Students offered Special Student status are eligible to enroll for up to 30 semester units. To continue beyond 30 units the student must meet admission requirements for Standard status.

Application Procedure

To be considered for admission, Special Students are required to submit the following documents:

  • A completed Special Student Application for Admission
  • A $45.00 non-refundable fee

Special Students who later decide to have their units apply toward a degree at California Baptist University must formally make application for traditional student standing with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. When an applicant has submitted all the required documents, an evaluation will be made, and a decision rendered.

Audit Students

An Audit Student is defined as a student who is not taking classes at California Baptist University for credit. For more information on auditing a class please see the Academic Information  section of this catalog.

Application Procedure

To be considered for admission, Audit Students are required to submit the following documents:

  • A completed Special Student Application for Admission
  • A $45.00 non-refundable fee

When an applicant has submitted all the required documents, an evaluation will be made, and a decision rendered.

International Baccalaureate Credit

Students who score four (4) or higher on a higher level (HL) International Baccalaureate (IB) exam will receive three units of lower division credit for the equivalent course. For more information on International Baccalaureate please see the Academic Information  section of the catalog.