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About The Program

Transfer Asian Pacific American Student Success

California State University, East Bay

The Transfer Asian Pacific American Student Success program is designed to promote the academic, cultural and personal successes of Asian Pacific American students who transfer from community colleges to CSUEB.

Description of Program

Incoming transfer students will participate in a summer writing program which consists of two intensive writing workshops focused on writing strategies, incorporating detailed individualized feedback, a mock writing exam, and an opportunity to fulfill their University Writing Skills Requirement (USWR) needed for graduation.

Students will have options for which the programming is most compatible with their academic needs.

  • Students are welcomed to participate in a yearlong, one class per semester, learning community which connects three sponsored API-themed upper-division, General Education courses together.
  • Those who do not meet the USWR by summer or prefer to build their writing skills can take our English 302 course designed to emphasize culturally relevant writing assignments.

Student Services

All Transfer Asian Pacific American Student Success students can access intensive college and career advising, peer mentoring, peer tutoring for major courses, and connect to campus resources, laptop loan support, career readiness workshops, internship placement, career mentoring, and will create their own e-portfolio.

Students will also have an opportunity to engage in cultural activities and events which include Lunar New Year celebration, Asian Pacific American heritage month, film screenings, keynote speakers, national conferences, graduation ceremony and so much more!

Student Background

The program will recruit Asian Pacific American students who are low-income, first in their family to attend college, come from homes with a primary language other than English and students at-risk of not persisting and graduating at CSUEB. We will prioritize serving students from the Pacific Islands, Southeast Asia, and Central/West Asian groups who are the most underrepresented at CSUEB.

Program Requirements

  • Be an incoming Asian Pacific transfer student for Fall 2018
  • Participate in two summer writing workshops (Multiple dates available)
  • Engage in services and programming
  • Meet with program academic counselor at least once per term for first year

Benefits to Students

  • The program will pay the cost of the Writing Skills Test (WST) after successful completion of summer writing workshops
  • Build your network and celebrate your culture with an encouraging campus community
  • Receive assistance in exclusive Asian Pacific American scholarship opportunities
  • Receive academic advising, peer-mentoring, tutoring, and loan laptop support
  • Enhance career preparation through career advising, career readiness workshops, assistance with internship placement, and career mentoring

To apply for the Transfer Asian Pacific American Student Success Program please complete and submit the online application, using this link, application. If you have any questions, please call us at 510-885-7767 or email us at

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