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Academic Advising for Transfer Students

It is strongly recommended students seek academic advising from AACE, the student service center in your college, and the department for advising in your major, and any support programs in which you may be participating.

Advising in your major: Department advisors and student service centers in your college can help you stay on course to degree completion. Contact the service center for your college or your academic advisor in your department for assistance as shown in the following table.

Academic Advising at AACE, the Colleges and Concord Campus
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Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) AACE is a one-stop center for academic advising, career education and major exploration. We help you understand and complete course requirements, and help you to clarify and attain career goals. A Guide for New Transfer Students, workshops, career fairs, a jobs database, and other services are provided. Academic Advising and Career Education
College of Business and Economics (CBE) CBE is home to four departments: Accounting and Finance, Economics, Management, and Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Visit the CBE Student Success and Service Center to find advising for your major. College of Business and Economics
College of Education and Allied Studies (CEAS) CEAS offers degrees in Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, and Kinesiology. Visit the CEAS Student Service Center in PE 130 for advising in your major. College of Education and Allied Studies
College of Letters, Arts & Social, Sciences (CLASS) CLASS includes many departments in the humanities, arts and social sciences. Visit the CLASS Student Service Center web site for advising in your major. College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences
College of Science (CSCI) Visit the CSCI Student Service Center or your major department for advising in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, and nursing fields of study.  College of Science
Concord Campus The Concord Campus academic advisor and career counselor guides undergraduate students in understanding and completing all General Educaiton and graduation requirements, in addition to helping clarify and attain career goals. Concord Campus Academic Advising

Advising in Student Success Programs

Cal State East Bay offers student success programs and activities designed to support, retain and graduate students from low income, first generation, historically underrepresented and underserved backgrounds. Participating students receive advising within the programs shown in the following table.

Advising in Student Success Programs
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Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services provides a wide range of academic accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Our counselors determine accommodations on an individual basis. Project Impact, College Link and other programs and services offer support for student success as follows:

  • Project Impact is a federally funded TRiO Program which provides tutoring, assistive technology, and workshops to help students succeed to graduation.
  • The College Link Program is designed “to help students who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to transition and succeed in the higher education environment.” We assist students in leveraging their individual strengths to facilitate academic and social success. 
  • The Assistive Technology Services Office (ATSO) provides students with disabilities the technological resources necessary to access instructional content.
Accessibility Services
Asian Pacific American Student Success (APASS)

Asian Pacific American Student Success (APASS) aims to provide a full range of academic support services, counseling and cultural activities to promote success for Asian American and Pacific Islander students in college and career readiness. Services include academic support, personal development, social networking, and assistance with graduation and career goals.

Asian Pacific American Student Success (APASS)
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides advising for California students with economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. EOP serves qualifying students who have a history of low income, need academic support services, and demonstrate the potential to succeed at Cal State East Bay. Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
EXCEL Program The EXCEL Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides a variety of educational services for Cal State East Bay undergraduates who have a demonstrated academic need and are low-income, first-generation college or disabled. EXCEL Program
GANAS Program GANAS (Gaining Access ‘N Academic Success) aims to smooth the transition process for community college transfer students and to increase the baccalaureate degree attainment of program participants. Students engage in a one-year cohort experience paired with intensive counseling and mentoring. GANAS provides a supportive environment that focuses on Latina/o and multicultural content. GANAS (Gaining Access ‘N Academic Success)
PACE Program PACE is a program designed to support working adult, transfer students to complete their bachelor's degree. Two of the main benefits of being a PACE student are reserved seating in major courses during the first enrollment period each quarter and intensive academic advising. PACE is currently admitting new transfer students majoring in Liberal Studies or Human Development. PACE Program
Renaissance Scholars Program The Renaissance Scholars Program provides a variety of educational and support services for former foster youth attending Cal State East Bay. The program aims to increase educational opportunities for former foster youth; improve the retention and graduation rates of program participants; and to create a supportive environment that encourages academic success. Renaissance Scholars Program
Sankofa Scholars Program The Sankofa Scholars Program is an innovative access and retention program that aims to smooth the process of transition from community college, and to increase the number of students earning their Bachelor's degree. Sankofa is open to all students and provides a supportive learning environment that focuses on African American and multicultural content. Sankofa Scholars Program
Veteran Student Services Veteran Student Services provides wraparound student support services to all Cal State East Bay veteran students. Program services are organized around two key services: one-on-one holistic academic counseling, and processing educational benefits and benefits coaching. The program offers peer mentoring, referrals to other departments and external agencies and opportunities for networking and building a community of veteran students. Veteran Student Services works closely with the Veteran Student Organization (VSO) to promote the needs of veteran students in the university community. Veteran Student Services

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