Freshman Applicants

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You'll love being a Pioneer!

THANK YOU for your interest in joining our diverse and dynamic community!

As a top-rated university, we’re committed to your success by offering you nearly 50 bachelor’s degree programs to help you find your unique path to success.

We pride ourselves in providing a real-world education so that your skills and experience are there for you on the first day of your new career. 


No need to stress about the process. Learn below about how to apply as a freshman – we’ll guide you through important deadlines, application procedures, and freshman admission requirements. And never hesitate to call us. Your success in life is our mission.

Application and Document Deadlines for Freshman Applicants

Email for late application requests

Freshman Student Application Deadlines
Fall Semester 2024
Applications Accepted 10/1/2023 - 5/15/24
Residency Documents Deadline 2/15/2024
7th Semester Transcript Deadline* 2/15/2024

*If requested, submit transcripts from all high schools attended including your current school transcript with Fall semester grades and Spring semester courses in progress. We understand that not all schools will have transcripts ready to send by 2/15, so please have them sent as soon as available and they will be processed in the order received.

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 Undergraduate Majors

 Check out our Undergraduate Majors page for more information

List of Majors
Accounting Analytics Communication Ethnic Studies Kinesiology Public Health
Anthropology Computer Engineering Geography Liberal Studies Recreation
Art Computer Science Geology Mathematics Sociology
Biochemistry Construction Management Global Studies Music Spanish
Biological Sciences Criminal Justice History Nursing Speech Pathology & Audiology
Business Administration Economics History - Social Science Philosophy Statistics
Business Analytics English Hospitality & Tourism Physics Theatre Arts
Chemistry Environmental Science Human Development Political Science
Civil Engineering Environmental Studies Industrial Engineering Psychology

Steps to Apply as a Freshman Applicant

1. Apply online and pay application fee:
  1. Complete your admission application at Cal State Apply.
  2. Pay $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  3. Print and keep the confirmation page. 

Check out this video to help you apply!.

2. Submit official high school transcripts:
  1. Ask every high school you attended to send your official transcripts to Cal State East Bay. Ask early because all transcripts must be received by the document deadline.
  2. Transcripts must be submitted one of three ways:
    1. Electronically
    2. Mailed directly by the school to 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard | Hayward, CA 94542
    3. Hand-carried in the original sealed envelopes to Cal State East Bay's Enrollment Information Center located on the first floor of the Student Services and Administration (SA) Building on the Hayward Campus. You can also deliver it to the Academic Services Center on the Concord Center.
3. Submit test scores or college transcripts for credit:
  1. Courses completed at a community college or Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or CLEP test scores that may earn you course credit must be submitted to the Office of Admissions to be evaluated.  
  2. Log in to MyCSUEB for a list of required items.

Wasn’t that easy? Still have questions? No problem!

If you have any questions about the application process or our undergraduate academic programs, call us at (510) 885-3500 or email

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Future Pioneers Portal:

Don’t miss out on good information! Join our Future Pioneers Portal

Whether or not you’ve decided to apply to Cal State East Bay, the Future Pioneer portal is a great first step to be connected! You will:

  • Get an inside look at vibrant Pioneer life.
  • Learn more about financial aid resources and how to make paying for college attainable.
  • Find in-depth information about your chosen major and the exciting opportunities it offers.
  • Get familiar with our free and hands-on academic support resources.
  • Identify your outreach counselor. Their job is to help you through the remainder of the admission process.
  • Check your to-do list to verify the steps you’ve done and steps you still need to do to complete in the admission process.

*Note:  The Future Pioneers Portal currently does not support graduate, second bachelor admits and students who are going through our self-support programs.

Create a log in and start your Pioneer journey today! future-pioneer-portal

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
  • Hayward, CA 94542