Academic Support Programs

Cal State East Bay offers a full range of study and support programs to assist students with successful completion of their course work. Tutoring services in math and writing, accelerated programs for working adults, and special programs for low income, first generation and former foster youth are among the many ways we support students earning their degrees.

Accessibility Services provides academic accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Our counselors determine accommodations on an individual basis after reviewing current professional documentation and meeting with the individual. The purpose of such accommodations is to provide equal access to classroom programs and campus activities in a manner consistent with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, associated California laws and regulations, and CSU policy.

In addition to accommodation and support services to University students, faculty and staff members, we inform and collaborate with faculty and staff to ensure successful implementation of accommodations and to increase the level of access and inclusion of all individuals on campus.

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.
The EXCEL Program offers eligible students comprehensive advising services and information. This program is available to students who are first-generation college and qualified low-income students, who are registered with the Student Disability Resource Center.
Students can begin the college experience with other students who share similar interests and career objectives. The Freshman Learning Communities program allows freshmen to select a subject area of clustered courses, along with peers who have similar interests. The Freshman Learning Community program offers guaranteed courses needed to meet major prerequisites and graduation requirements. Courses are grouped thematically in the Humanities, Natural Sciences, or Social Sciences. This innovative program helps students to earn higher GPAs, develop superior writing and communication skills, and graduate reliably in four years.
The Program for Accelerated College Education or PACE Program offers a fast track for upper division students to complete their bachelor’s degree while working. PACE is designed to help students balance the demands of a full time job and family. Majors are offered in Human Development or Liberal Studies with classes offered one or two nights each week, on Saturdays, or via the Internet.

Project IMPACT helps eligible students with disabilities succeed in their academic program. Project IMPACT offers selected students individualized services such as:

  • Academic advising
  • Tutoring resources
  • One-on-one support
  • Wellness counseling
  • Skills-building classes
  • Financial aid and scholarship information
  • Career assessment
  • Assistive technology computer lab and training

The Renaissance Scholars for Foster Youth Program supports college access for students who were former foster youth. Program support services include:

  • Year-round on-campus housing
  • Priority registration
  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • Scholarships and emergency financial assistance
  • Academic, career, and financial aid advising
  • Psychological counseling
  • Career development and internship opportunities
  • Workshops, social activities and field trips
Transfer Asian Pacific American Student Success (T-APASS) provides 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. The program’s services include academic support to increase successful outcomes, personal development, social networking, and the creation of pathways for students to reach graduation and realize their career goals.
Tutoring services are free and available at the Hayward Campus at the Student Center for Academic Achievement. A staff of more than 30 peer tutors connects with you on your level. Workshops include writing test preparation, grammar review, graduate writing, APA documentation and academic success strategies.
University Honors Program provides outstanding students the opportunity to be challenged academically through taking special courses and sections, doing special projects, participating in honors seminars, and conducting independent study/research projects under the direction of a faculty mentor. University Honors students will be recognized on their record and at graduation, attend learning/cultural events for University Honors students and faculty, and receive special consideration in registration for University Honors-designated courses.

Cal State East Bay’s Preparation Programs

The American Language Program offers a wide range of high-quality, English language and other programs for students from all over the world. The programs are designed for flexibility to create a personalized course of study, and the international staff and teachers of ALP offer the resources and support students need to achieve their personal, educational, or career goals.

Summer Bridge is a five-week quality academic transition program especially designed to improve the EOP freshmen students’ first year experience at the University with year round Student Academic Services. The program combines academic coursework with an introduction to the campus community