Transfer Students

Welcome to Cal State East Bay!


Now that you have been admitted to the university...

  • SELECT AND ENROLL FOR CLASSES: Locate your degree roadmap, or refer to CSUEB's online catalog, to familiarize yourself with your major requirements. Use the Guide for Transfer Students to determine other requirements you need to fulfill - these classes may help to round-out your schedule and reach full-time status (12-15 units).
  • SEE YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR: As a transfer student, the majority of coursework you’ll complete at CSUEB will be for your major. Your academic advisor, located in either a college student service center or academic department, will be able to review your major and general graduation requirements.
  • REGISTER FOR TRANSFER ORIENTATION: Orientation will be offered online during Summer 2020. Registration is set to open in mid-May, with a link in MyCSUEB. For more information visit Orientation.



Your selected major resides in one of Cal State East Bay's four academic colleges - contact the appropriate office to find out how you can connect with your advisor:

College of Business & Economics (CBE)

Office of Undergraduate Advising, 510-885-3323,

College of Education & Allied Studies (CEAS)

Kinesiology, 510-885-3061 | Advisor: Peter Lee,

Hospitality, Recreation, & Tourism, 510-885-3043 | Advisor: Monica Green,

College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences (CLASS)

CLASS Student Services Center, 510-885-3477,

College of Science (CSCI)

College of Science Student Service Center, 510-885-4046,

The advising community at East Bay is comprised of advisors not only located in college student service centers and academic departments, but in programs that service specific populations, too, such as Athletics, EOP, EXCEL, GANAS, International, etc. For a complete list of advising resources, see Academic Advising.

Most academic departments offer their degree roadmap online and host a department website with more specific information, including how to get in contact and faculty office hours.

It's also students' responsibility to read the university catalog and to speak to their academic advisor for the most up-to-date information about major and graduation requirements.

There are many tools to assist students in determining what degree requirements have been completed and which ones are still needed to be fulfilled. By the end of your first semester at Cal State East Bay, you should also receive notification via your @horizon email, alerting you that your Degree Audit Report (DAR) has been completed. Once it is, you'll be able to access it through MyCSUEB in your Student Center. Be sure to review your DAR with your academic advisor!

Grad Pie Chart - Updated

Lower Division General Education

Coursework should be 13 – 17 courses and may be transferred from a community college or another university. Lower division GE, Second Course in English Composition (ENGL 200), and U.S. History, Constitution & American Ideas Code (US1, US2, US3) can be fulfilled by transferred community college courses. No more than 70 units from 2-year institutions can be applied toward the 120 minimum degree units for graduation.

Upper Division General Education

Must be take after completion of A1, A2, A3, and B4; Junior standing (60+ units) is recommended. Upper division GE cannot be met at a community college.

  • Upper Division B: Science Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Upper Division C: Arts or Humanities
  • Upper Division D: Social Sciences

Searching for GE Classes:

  1. Go to MyCSUEB and select “Search Class Listings”
  2. Next to “Course Attribute,” click on the drop-down menu and select “Breadth Area(s)”
  3. Next to “Course Attribute Value,” click on the drop-down menu and select the corresponding GE Area (e.g. Diversity, Upper Division B, US3 etc.)
  4. Add any additional filters (e.g. Mode of Instruction, Location)
  5. Click on “Search” to generate a list of selected GE courses

Additional Graduation Requirements

  • U.S. History, Constitution & American Ideals CODE
  • Second Composition Course ENGL 200 or Equivalent
  • Overlay Requirements: Diversity (DIV), Social Justice (SJ), and Sustainability (SUS)
  • Minimum 120 degree units, 40 upper division, 30 units in residence
  • University Writing Skills Requirement (USWR): The USWR is currently suspended until further notice.

Read the university catalog for detailed information about the university degree requirements and speak to your advisor.

CSU East Bay is invested in the success of all students and understands that various populations have unique needs. Below is a list of programs specifically designed for transfer students or are available to any eligible CSUEB students. See information about Transfer Student Program.


  • PROGRAM FOR ACCELERATED COLLEGE EDUCATION (PACE)This program is designed to support working adults returning to college after a period away to complete their bachelor's degree. Students can receive help with special scheduling, advising, and other services.
  • GANAS (Gaining Access ‘N Academic Success): is an innovative access and retention program that aims to smooth the transition process for community college transfer students and 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. 
  • SANKOFA SCHOLARS PROGAM: is an innovative access and retention program that aims to smooth the process of transition for community college transfer students to Cal State East Bay and increase the baccalaureate degree attainment of program participants. It provides a supportive learning environment that focuses on African American and multicultural content.
  • Transfer APASS (Asian Pacific American Student Success): 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 at California State University, East Bay.


  • EXCEL PROGRAM: This program offers eligible students in-depth long-term academic support throughout their undergraduate education. Assistance is available in a wide variety of areas including Academic Advising, Personal Counseling, Scholarship Information, Career Development, Graduate School Advising, Learning Skills, and Tutoring in Basic Skills. Transfer students who have a demonstrated academic need and are First-Generation College Students OR Low-Income OR Disabled may be eligible to apply.
  • RENAISSANCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM: provides a variety of educational and support services for former foster youth attending Cal State East Bay. The major goals of the program are 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.
  • 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. NOTE: The program criteria and services of the EOP program at the CSU may differ than those of the Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOP&S) program at California Community College; please contact EOP department for more information.
  • VETERAN STUDENT SERVICES: provides wraparound student support services to all Cal State East Bay veteran students, which include one-on-one holistic academic advisement, career counseling, processing of education benefits. Additionally, the program offers peer mentoring, referrals to other departments and external agencies and opportunities for networking and building a community of veteran students.
  • ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES: provides a variety of academic accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students should also check out Project IMPACT, which offers graduation and retention enhancing services such as one-on-one tutoring, assistive technology training, and skill building workshops: Project Impact

AACE provides career counseling, workshops, and events across the spectrum of career development and preparation, from career exploration and internship, to resume writing and salary negotiation. You can make an appointment with an AACE career counselor to discuss any of the following topics and more:  

  • Career Assessments
  • Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Search/Occupational Research
  • Networking
  • Graduate School
  • Preparing for Career Fairs
  • Handshake