Last updated August 27, 2017
The CSUB accounting program helps prepare students for a variety of career opportunities in public accounting, private accounting, and governmental accounting. It also helps prepare students for various professional certifications, including the Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) certifications. See an advisor for more information about this program.
Students must complete these 8 courses:
| ACCT 3000
||Intermediate Accounting I
| ACCT 3010
||Intermediate Accounting II
| ACCT 3030
| ACCT 3600**
||Accounting Information Systems
| ACCT 4000
||Advanced and International Accounting
| ACCT 3250 or
||Fundamentals of Tax - Individuals
| ACCT 3260 and,
||Fundamentals of Tax - Business
*May substitute for BA 2100 for Accounting majors only
**Substitutes for MIS 3000 for Accounting majors only
All prospective students must apply through CSUMentor, the California State University website designed to help students through each phase of their application process. CSUMentor is also a great way to begin planning for college and to keep track of your academic progress. Many college planning resources are available on CSUMentor. A standard, non-refundable fee of $55.00 applies (fee waivers are available for those who may qualify).
Application Process for First-Time Freshmen
No campus impaction at the First-Time Freshman level. Open to all CSU eligible applicants. Program impaction applies to the Nursing Program.
- Check to be sure you meet the Admission Requirements for First-Time Freshmen.
- Submit an application to CSU Bakersfield through CSUMentor, the online admissions portal for all CSU campuses. A $55 non-refundable application filing fee is required, but fee waivers are available if you qualify. Students interested in applying to the Educational Opportunity Program, (EOP) should complete their EOP application on CSUMentor after they have submitted their application for admission.
- You will receive an email from CSUB Admissions and Records acknowledging receipt of your application along with your specific CSUB ID number and login instructions to your myCSUB account. Pay particular attention to any outstanding "To-Do" list items that you need to complete and/or submit. Admission to the University will be contingent upon meeting all eligibility requirements as well as meeting all deadlines and documents to be submitted. Submit requested documents on time to the University.
- Check your Admissions Status online at myCSUB regularly for any updates. Once a decision is made, it will be reflected on your account, and you will receive a letter with further information such as signing up for an Orientation.
- Be sure to monitor your "To-Do" list regularly even after you have been admitted; there may be additional documents or requirements you will need to submit such as your final high school transcript once you graduate. Do not sent documents or correspondence unless required.
- Important: make sure your email address and other contact information are correct. CSU Bakersfield uses email as one of the main forms of communication.
Application Filing Period
The initial application filing period for first-time freshmen and transfer applicants is October 1st - November 30th of the previous year for fall term, June 1st - 20th of the previous year for winter term, and August 1st - 31st of the previous year for spring term. Post Baccalaureate and Graduate applicants must check with the specific desired graduate department for any deadlines the program may have. Current application filing statuses may differ from each CSU campus. Applicants are encouraged to apply early during available filing periods, pay close attention to the requirements for admission, as well as the deadlines for submitting an application.
Cost of Attendance
Cost of Attendance (COA) is a figure calculated annually by financial aid offices that represents an estimate of the total cost (including tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board, transportation, and misc. personal expenses) for a full-time student to attend their university during the academic year.
Separate COA figures are determined for students living On-Campus, Off-Campus, and With Parents. The COA can help families budget for all the expenses to attend college. It is important to note that only a portion of the total COA is paid directly to the University. Additionally, the COA is a standardized estimate, and may be adjusted for students on a case-by-case basis with proper documentation.
The cost of attendance is an important factor in determining student financial aid eligibility. The Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is calculated from the FAFSA data by the federal processor, represents the amount the student and his or her family are expected to contribute to the COA. The EFC is subtracted from the COA to determine the student's financial Need. Financial aid is then awarded to help offset the student's COA.
If the financial aid is not enough to cover the Need, then the remaining amount is considered Unmet Need. It is important to note that a student is not required to have financial Need to be eligible to receive Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans, PLUS loans, or merit-based scholarships.
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