Top NavTop NavTop Nav

Transfer Admission Requirements

Applications are open for the fall 2019 semester through midnight Nov. 30!

At East Bay, we will make initial admissions decisions based on the information students originally listed when they submitted their applications. But all initial acceptances sent are conditional and final admissions decisions are only made after receipt of applicants' final college transcripts listing grades for any courses in progress. While the final transcript deadlines is July 15, we urge students to submit them earlier so that we can provide them preliminary degree audit reports during mandatory summer orientation to help with planning their fall semester enrollment. 


Upper-division transfer students are required to:

  • Have completed 60 or more transferable semester (90 quarter) units
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better in all transferable units attempted. Non-local students may be held to a higher GPA requirement. For a list of local areas served, visit our Enrollment Plan.
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended
  • Have completed at least 30 transferable semester (45 quarter) units of college coursework with a grade of C or better in each of the courses, at a level at least equivalent to courses that meet the General Education requirements at Cal State East Bay, and, specifically, four courses completed in the following areas:
    1. Oral Communication (usually 3 semester units): a public speaking course (A-1 at California community colleges)
    2. Written Communication (usually 3 semester units): a freshman English composition course (A-2 at California community colleges)
    3. Critical Thinking (usually 3 semester units): a logic or argumentation/debate course (A-3 at California community colleges)
    4. Math/Quantitative Reasoning (usually 3 semester units): a math course with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite (B-4 at California community colleges). The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements in English communication and mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning are also accepted.

To determine if your courses will transfer and/or satisfy the above requirements (A1, A2, A3, B4) you can use the following resources:

  • California Community College Courses: Search for courses in ASSIST.
  • Private or out-of-state colleges: CSUEB maintains the TES database of pre-approved transfer courses from private and out-of-state colleges. If you do not see your course listed, it does not necessarily mean it will not be transferable since it only contains courses already reviewed by our staff. You can Search for Courses in TES.

For Upper-Division Transfer Students (Juniors and Seniors)

Cal State East Bay's Local Admission Area includes the state of California, as CSUEB is deemed impacted for Upper Division Transfer students. All applicants, regardless of location, must fully meet the CSU transfer admission requirements and adhere to all posted admission deadlines. The minimum GPA to qualify for admission is a 2.0.

CSUEB only accepts applications from upper-division transfer students. Upper division transfer applicants must meet all of the admission requirements listed by the term indicated in the following table.

Upper-division Transfer Admission Requirements
If you applied for: Admission requirements must be completed by the end of the previous:
Spring Semester 2019 Summer Semester/Quarter
Fall Semester 2019 Spring Semester/Quarter

Required Music Application

The Department of Music requires all music bachelor of arts applicants to submit a Departmental Application. Please visit the Music Department website to learn how to submit an application.

Term Start Dates

The application for admission requires you indicate a semester to begin enrollment. The approximate start dates for each semester are as follows:

  • Fall Semester: classes begin August 20
  • Spring Semester: classes begin January 22

Note: Cal State East Bay has switched to semesters as of fall 2018

Transferring Credits

After enrollment, students will have transferable credits outlined in a CSU Degree Audit Report or degree audit report (DAR). Learn more by visiting Transferring Credits.

© California State University, East Bay. All Rights Reserved.