Frequently Asked Questions

Filing periods are based on the semester you wish to enter the university. For more information see Deadlines for Application. Allow 8 to 12 weeks for your application to be processed.

First apply online at Cal State Apply. See How to Apply for instructions on applying to Cal State East Bay. Please note that paper applications are no longer accepted.

After you receive your admission decision, it is important that you refer to your admitted student packet for all deadlines that students must meet to maintain their admission status, and for helpful information meant to help you through the admission process.

See Document Submission for information about transcripts and test scores.

Allow 8 to 12 weeks for the processing of your completed application. You will then receive a decision letter by email and regular mail. You can Check Your Status of your application in MyCSUEB.

Once we receive your application, we will send your NetID via email and regular mail within about two weeks. If you have questions about your NetID, see Activate Your NetID.

Check How to Apply to find the requirements for admission for your program.

See Transferring Credits for information about transferring credits.

Yes, Cal State East Bay is a Western Undergraduate Education (WUE) school, which permits students from participating Western states to save on tuition. The university is no longer a Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP). See Western Undergraduate Exchange Program for details.

Yes, courses can be taken without enrolling through the Open University.

Visit the Accessibility Services web site for information regarding accommodations and support services for students with disabilities.

Conditional admission means your admission is based on the information you self-report on your application. Cal State East Bay reserves the right to cancel your admission for any of the following reasons: the class/grade information on your application form does not match your transcript, your planned courses are not completed, you do not maintain your self-reported GPA, or you do not submit documents by the required deadlines.

The impacted major at Cal State East Bay is Nursing. This major requires a supplemental application for admission.

For information about majors, degree, and support programs that require supplemental applications for admission, visit Application and Document Deadlines.

No you cannot. Your application to Cal State East Bay applies only to the semester you indicate on your application at the time of submission.

Cal State East Bay accepts applications for select second baccalaureate majors.  Visit the Second Bachelor's Degree admission page for information about admission requirements and program availability. 

See Credential Program Applicants in the How to Apply section.

Yes, Cal State East Bay accepts undeclared students for first-time freshmen only. You are encouraged to declare a major no later than your junior year for the timely completion of your degree.

Residency is determined on an individual basis and your submitted documents. Undergraduates should contact Graduate students should contact