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CSU Redirection


We understand the redirection process can be confusing and that you may have unresolved questions.  We encourage you to spend a minute to learn a bit more about What is Redirection? You can also read through Frequently Asked Questions About Redirection.  

We are excited that you are exploring Cal State East Bay, where we know you can shine!  We have prepared some helpful information (below) to get you started. 

Fun fact: Did you know that Cal State East Bay has been recognized as a place where students can improve their lives and the lives of their families?  According to CollegeNET’s Social Mobility Ranking, our University is No.9 in the nation.  These rankings measure how effectively schools enroll students from lower-income backgrounds and graduate them into well-paying jobs.

Does Cal State East Bay have the major I want?

Cal State East Bay offers a wide variety of majors with real world curriculum to prepare students for a lifetime of personal achievement and career success.  Our complete list of majors can be found here.

Is housing still available at this late day?

Student Housing continues to collect applications and contracts for those students looking to live on campus. Given that we only have so many spaces dedicated for first time freshmen and transfer students those that apply/contract will be placed on waiting list should a space not be available. During the Spring and Summer months students cancel their Housing application/contract which allows the waitlisted student the opportunity to take those spaces. Our online housing application is live and available for the 2019-2020 academic year. Make sure to apply as soon as you accept your admissions. Contact Student Housing and Residence Life at (510) 885-7444 or

How will I pay for college?

Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid early, as many awards are available on a first come - first served basis.  Remember to include your full name and other personal information (for example, your social security number) on your admissions application to ensure we can match your financial aid application to you.

If you already submitted a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Application, you will need to: (a) log into your application, (b) add the school code (001138) for Cal State East Bay, (c) submit your application.  After you submit the updates to your FAFSA/Dream Application our school will receive your financial aid application information within 3-5 business days.  An award letter will be emailed to you after we receive your FAFSA/Dream Application within 5-7 business days.

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Will I have enough time to submit documents for my admissions process?

As a redirect student, another California State University had already conditionally admitted you.  To ensure that we do not add any additional pressure onto your already stressful admissions process, Cal State East Bay will conditionally admit you to our University for Fall 2019 upon the submission of your application. Once your application is submitted to us, you should receive an admission letter within 2 weeks.  Review the  conditions of admissions for freshmen and transfer students which are evaluated upon receipt of your final transcripts due by July 1.

Join us for the Fall 2019 semester and see how far your college dreams can take you at Cal State East Bay!

Accept your admission offer

Upon receiving your conditional notice of admission, you need to accept your admission offer letting us know that you’ll be attending Cal State East Bay in the Fall semester.  Here are the steps for you to do so.

First, log into MyCSUEB and select “Accept Admission” in the list of links on the left. Follow the screens as indicated.  Once you have accepted, you will be prompted to pay the $110 required non-refundable pre-enrollment fee

Then, follow the instructions on how to make the payment on the CashNet window.  Please note, if you press cancel, the acceptance of admission will not be finalized.

For more information you can visit ourAccept Admission Offerwebpage

Plan for Orientation

Meet fellow Pioneers and explore campus programs and resources at one of our Student Orientations! You can check out available dates on the Student Orientation webpage, and Register for orientation on MyCSUEB beginning April 2. For questions, you can contact Student Life and Leadership Programs at or (510) 885-3872.

Check Your CSUEB Email Address

Set up and begin checking your Cal State East Bay email account, called a Horizon account, with your NetID and password. It’s important to regularly check this account for important information including your academic status, classes, fees, and financial aid.

Send Your Transcripts and Scores

Mark you calendars! Final official transcripts are due by July 1.  Be sure to check MyCSUEB for a current listing of transcripts and required documents still needed to complete your file.  For information on how to submit you can visit our How to Submit Documents page.  

Also, please have official test scores sent to CSUEB from testing agencies if you haven’t already done so.

Register for Classes

Transfer registration begins May 20 in MyCSUEB. Freshmen students will be registered by an academic advisor by June 30.

Classes for Fall 2019 begin on Monday, August 19 at 6:00 pm

Download the CSUEB App

CSUEB is a mobile app that helps organize your college life at Cal State East Bay. Get information about deadlines, events, the library, commuting, social media, and more. Search “CSU East Bay Mobile” from your app store.

Land a Student Job

There are lots of jobs on campus—part-time and full-time—plus opportunities off campus through Pioneer Jobs. Also, many students receiving financial aid qualify for federal work-study, a way for students to earn money to pay for school through part-time jobs. If you are eligible, you will see the work-study award on your award letter.

Join a Club

It's easy to walk across campus and run into someone you know, thanks to our 120 student clubs and organizations (including Greek life, and cultural, academic, and recreation groups). What group will you join in the fall?

Contact us

Contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (510) 885-3500, Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. or email

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