If you are a continuing undergraduate student (i.e., you enrolled in CSUEB prior to Fall 2018 and have not broken continuous enrollment) and still have to complete a number of lower division GE requirements, you may want to switch your GE/graduation catalog rights to the Semester Conversion (Fall 2018) Catalog Year. If you are a continuing undergraduate student or new transfer student who has completed all lower division GE requirements, you may want to remain on the quarter GE/graduation catalog rights, because the additional Overlay requirements and requirement to meet the 45-48 semester unit minimum for GE under the semester catalog may require you to take more classes if you switch to the semester catalog. Although the double-counting of GE with major courses goes into effect with semesters, it's important to note that you can't receive GE credit for a course that is not GE-certified, and many major courses have not been approved for GE credit.
SEE a comparison chart of the main differences between quarter and semester GE and graduation requirements.
CONSULT an academic advisor such as an AACE advisor to help you make the best decision on which GE catalog rights you should follow and before you fill out the Request to Update GE Catalog Year Form.
For more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about GE requirements during Semester Coversion, to our GE FAQ's page.