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California Resident and CA High School Graduates
Cal State East Bay will be using a Multi-Factor Admission process to evaluate incoming freshman class. As a First-Time Freshman, you are required to meet the following conditions in addition to meeting the East Bay Index*:
- Be a high school graduate or have a GED
- Have completed, or be in the process of completing, a minimum 15-unit pattern of college preparatory course. (Each unit is equal to a year of study in a subject area.) A grade C or higher is required for each course.
- 4 years - English
- 3 years - Mathematics: algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra
- 2 years - History/Social Science
- 2 years - Laboratory Science
- 2 years - Language other than English: the same language (possible waiver)
- 1 year - Visual/Performing Arts: art, dance, drama/theater, or music; must be in the same discipline
- 1 year - Elective Courses additional classes selected from the above subjects
California State University East Bay will temporarily suspend the use of SAT/ACT examinations in determining admission eligibility for the 2021-2022 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies only for Fall 2021.
East Bay Multiple Factor Admission Criteria
Non-local Area Students - Applicants who graduated from high schools outside of Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano Counties
|Cal State East Bay is currently impacted and gives preference to local applicants.
A higher East Bay Index* is required for non-local area students. The required non-local area student index is determined after a thorough evaluation of the applicant pool.
Local Area Students - Applicants who graduated from high schools within Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano Counties
|Local area applicants are admissible with a minimum East Bay Index* of 2,000 points.
Students with less than 2.0 GPA will not be considered for admission.
East Bay Index*
East Bay Index is calculated by: (A-G GPA x 800) + values earned from the campus admission categories below
Local area applicants with A-G GPA of 2.5 or greater will qualify without the need of additional values (i.e., 2.5 GPA X 800 = 2,000 points)
Local area applicants with GPA between 2.0 - 2.49 GPA may be able to qualify for admission after adding these Campus Admission values to the base East Bay Index.
Campus Admission Category
Implemented Admission Value
|GPA/A-G Coursework||GPA (2.0 - 2.49) x 800
Courses above 30 semesters (10 courses)
STEM Courses taken beyond the minimum required
|Local Admission Area||Local Admission Area|
|First Generation||No high school
Some high school
High school graduate
Some college 2-year college graduate
|Educational Programs Participation||AVID
Talent Search or Education Opportunity Center
Independent Living Project (ILP)
|Low Income Qualified for Application Fee Waiver||Fee Waiver granted on Cal State Apply Application|
|Free and Reduced Lunch||Attended institution marked as eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch|
|Youth Services||Ward of the Court
|Military||Military Status of Active Duty, National Guard, Reserved, or Veteran|
|Work Status||At least 10 hours/week|