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

Cal State East Bay will continue to temporarily suspend the use of ACT/SAT examinations in determining admission eligibility including all CSU campuses for the 2022-2023 academic year. This temporary change of admission eligibility applies for the following terms: Fall 2021, Winter 2022, Spring 2022, Fall 2022, Winter 2023 and Spring 2023 admission cycles.

 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.
Index Details

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
Upward Bound
Talent Search or Education Opportunity Center
Puente Project
Independent Living Project (ILP)
MESA Project
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
Foster Youth
Unaccompanied Youth
Military Military Status of Active Duty, National Guard, Reserved, or Veteran
Work Status At least 10 hours/week