2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Online and Professional Studies Admissions

Mr. Merritt Robinson
Dean of Enrollment Services

Ms. Christy Mathews
Director of Admissions
10370 Hemet Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone 951.343.3909
Toll Free 877.228.5657
FAX 951.358.1181

The Division of Online and Professional Studies was established for the specific purpose of serving the needs of an increasing number of adults and non-traditional students seeking higher education. Online and Professional Studies (OPS) develops degree programs in fully-online and hybrid formats at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. All programs incorporate a Christian perspective, and a year-round semester system speeds students toward graduation.


Tyler Plaza Administrative Offices
10370 Hemet Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92503
Phone 951.343.3900
Toll Free 877.236.1617
FAX 951.358.1181

Moreno Valley Campus
12625 Fredrick Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

When to Apply

The university implements a rolling admissions practice. Prospective students are encouraged to complete the application process at least four weeks prior to the start of their intended session. Online and Professional Studies offers two eight week sessions every semester, providing six admission start dates per year.

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 transcripts from previously attended colleges and universities, submitted to OPS Admissions. An official high school transcript or the equivalent is required for applicants with fewer than twenty-four (24) completed units.

Student Status

Applicants to Online and Professional Studies will be considered according to the following classifications:


Applicants who have submitted official high school transcripts showing a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and (if applicable) have submitted official college or university transcripts showing a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)


Applicants who met standard admission requirement but are missing official transcripts or other documentation may be admitted on a conditional basis.


Applicants who do not meet standard entrance requirements may be granted provisional admission under conditions set by the Online and Professional Studies Admissions and Retention Committee.

Special Student

Applicants offered Special Student status are eligible to enroll for up to 6 units per session. To continue beyond a total of 18 units the student must meet regular admission requirements. (NOTE: Special Students are not eligible for financial aid).


Denial may occur when an applicant does not meet the qualifications for admission as stated in the categories stated above. California Baptist University and Online and Professional Studies Division reserves the right to deny admission to applicants who are antagonistic with the philosophy and purpose of the University.


Appeals on any decision regarding admission should be made in writing and addressed to the Online and Professional Studies Admission and Retention Committee in care of the University.


Students who have attended California Baptist University, but have for any reason discontinued enrollment for one or more semesters will be required to submit a Readmit application and official copies of transcripts from all other institutions attended. Readmitted students who discontinued enrollment for more than one semester will enter under the catalog current at the time of re-admission, and will be subject to the admissions and degree requirements outlined in that catalog. The University is not responsible for providing courses or programs which have been discontinued. For more information contact Online and Professional Studies at (877) 236-1617.

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.