Prospective Students

Thank you for your interest in California State University, East Bay. The steps below outline the process you'll need to apply to CSUEB and register with our office. Information about emergency accommodations.

  • Apply for admission to the University and submit all requested admissions forms. If you believe you do not meet the admissions criteria for being admitted to CSU East Bay due to the nature of your disability, please contact us. We would be happy to work with you and the Office of Admissions to see if an exception can be made. Due to the individualized nature of each case, we ask that you speak to us by calling 510-885-3868 or by email at for more information. Information regarding CSU East Bay admissions criteria.

  • Because each person's situation is unique, we simply ask that any interested student meet with us. Documentation requirements vary by situation. The Accessibility Counselor will talk to you about documentation during the initial conversation. No student should delay meeting with Accessibility Services out of concern for not having appropriate paperwork. That said, it does help us a great deal if you are able to gather written documentation of your disability from your doctor or school in preparation for the transfer to CSU East Bay. For health-related disabilities, you may use our Diagnosis Intake Form. For learning disabilities, it will be helpful to have a copy of your most recent learning assessment report (sometimes called psychoeducational report). We do NOT require your Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Your disability documentation can be mailed, faxed (510-885-4775), or brought in to our office in person.

  • After you've received notification of your admission to the University and possibly have appropriate disability documentation in hand, call Accessibility Services at 510-885-3868 (V/TDD) to request an intake appointment with a counselor. Intake appointments are generally conducted in person but may be completed by phone or computer, if necessary. Please allow an hour and a half for this initial appointment.

  • During the intake appointment, you will have the opportunity to discuss with a counselor the nature of your disability and its impact on your education, as well as any specific accommodation needs. Your counselor will complete the Determination of Accommodations document and help you get started in arranging your accommodations.

  • As a registered Accessibility Services student you may schedule follow-up appointments with your counselor to discuss your transition to the University, any accommodations you may be using, and how to best manage your disability symptoms in order to be your most successful here at CSUEB.

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