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Counselor Resources

High School and College Counselors provide a critical service to students as they are exploring their higher education options, and we here at California State University, San Bernardino, are proud to call you a partner in the work we do bringing students to our campus.  We have outlined a few resources specifically for you as you assist students as they pursue their dreams of a CSUSB degree.

California State University System

The California State University System provides educational opportunities across the state.  From San Bernardino, to San Diego to Humboldt and everywhere in between, Cal State is here for students.  If you have questions regarding California State University System policies, are looking to gather information for your students about the system as a whole, or are curious as to what programs are offered at the campus, visit the California State University system Resource Center Page.

University of California A-G Guide

Search for the acceptable A-G courses from your high school at the University of California A-G Guide. The site also explains how courses from your high school may be added to this list.  If you have questions about whether a certain course or combination of courses will be accepted for admission to Cal State San Bernardino, please contact us at (909) 537-5188. We look forward to hearing from you.

Group Tours

California State University, San Bernardino is happy to offer group tours for 7th through 12th grade students, community college students, or other community organizations.  These 9AM or 11AM tours consist of a CSUSB Admissions Presentation and a walking tour of campus. Groups of 10 to 60 can be accommodated in these morning tours.  Groups over 60 will be scheduled on Fridays only. Please contact the Campus Tours and Visitor Center at (909) 537-5192, to schedule your time on campus.


ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities.  The website provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfers in California.

English and Math Placement Requirements for First Time Freshmen

All incoming freshmen are required to take the appropriate steps to meet the placement requirements for English and math before they can register for courses at the California State University (CSU). There are several ways an incoming freshmen may meet the placement requirements.

Early Assessment Program (EAP)

While still in their junior year of high school, students who are seeking admission to the CSU should participate in the Early Assessment Program. EAP is a collaborative effort among the California State Board of Education, the California Department of Education and the California State University. The program was established to provide opportunities for students to measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics, and to facilitate opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year of high school. More information about EAP is available from the CSU Chancellor's Office as well as how to determine a student's math and English status based on EAP results.

Early Start Program (ESP)

If a student took the EAP, SAT, or ACT in high school, then his or her results could make the student a candidate for our Early Start Program (ESP) as a final attempt to provide readiness for entry into CSU English and/or mathematics courses before beginning courses at the CSU.

ESP is a program to be completed in the summer after graduation from high school and prior to taking courses at the CSU campus the student has been admitted to.

Demographic Information

Cal State San Bernardino provides demographic information for its local area school districts. Download our district fact sheets below:


Application Fee Waiver

The California State University application requires a non-refundable, non-transferable fee of $70. California residents who demonstrate financial need may qualify for an application fee waiver.  The fee waiver is granted to students based on a series of questions asked through Cal State Apply. Waivers are only issued at the time of application and cannot be granted after a student completes the online application process.