Note: If you are missing a course, or would like to review the requirements for obtaining a waiver for the "Language Other than English" requirement, visit Freshman: Admission Requirements.
Cal State East Bay accepts applications during both the fall and spring semesters. You will need to indicate a semester to begin enrollment on your application for admission. Start dates are listed below:
*Cal State East Bay has switched to the semester schedule as of the fall 2018 semester.
Cal State East Bay's application for admission applies only to the semester indicated on the application form at the time of submission. If you would like to update the starting semester on your application, simply log back into your saved application stored in Cal State Apply, update the semester when you wish to begin, confirm that your address and previously attended institutions are still current, and submit your new application for admission with your application fee. Cal State East Bay will then notify you upon receipt of your updated application with a letter by postal mail.
If you were denied admission, you may appeal the decision; learn more about Admission Appeals Procedures.
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) offers a variety of support services designed to ensure student success at Cal State East Bay. EOP is designed for students with economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds to be able to access and continue in college.
The program serves California residents who are regularly admissible, as well as those who may need special admission. EOP participants must have a history of low income, need academic support services, and demonstrate the motivation and potential to succeed at California State University, East Bay.
To apply for the program, prospective students must complete the Cal State Apply EOP Application by the EOP deadline. Visit the Educational Opportunity Program for more information and specific program requirements.
California State University East Bay’s student outreach and admission selection policies and procedures are committed to and adhere to the Standard of the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Cal State East Bay is a proud member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).