Next Steps

Next Steps

Your NetID is your personal East Bay identification number that allows you online access to student self-service systems such as Cal State East Bay email, Blackboard, and MyCSUEB.

After submitting an application for admission, you will receive your NetID by mail with instructions for setting your personal password. Please keep your NetID and password in a safe place. For assistance or questions about NetID or resetting passwords, please visit the NetID page online or contact the

After you have activated your NetID, you can set up your Horizon E-mail account. All students receive a Horizon student e-mail account. This e-mail account is where important University communication will be sent about your academic status, classes, fees, financial aid, and more. In addition, this is the e-mail address professors will use to communicate with you. It is your responsibility to check your Horizon e-mail regularly for official University notices and updates.

You can log in to your Horizon e-mail account with your NetID and password. Access and learn to use your Horizon student e-mail at

MyCSUEB is your personal student portal. Check the status of your application and see a list of your outstanding requirements, through MyCSUEB.

It is important that you check your MyCSUEB "To Do List" items regularly for items that need to be completed and submitted for your application.

If the item status indicates "initiated" that means the item is needed and action is required on your part.  You must submit all requested documents by their deadlines

Please allow two to four weeks for the receipt of transcripts and test scores to be recorded.

To access MyCSUEB you will need a NetID and password. 

Individual graduate departments may have additional admission standards for their programs (e.g., letters of recommendation, resumes, test scores). Contact your academic department for more information.

Some  graduate programs may require Letters of Recommendation. If the program requires that the letters be submitted through Cal State Apply, click here for tips and guidelines.  Otherwise, contact the program for instructions. 

The University requires applicants to submit official final transcripts from all colleges and universities attended be sent to Cal State East Bay’s Office of Admissions. This includes all institutions before and after your bachelor’s degree. The Office of Admissions does not accept composite transcripts.  Courses that appear on one transcript but taken at another institution will need to have transcript sent from that original institution. If a degree is in progress, please make sure that the degree is recorded on your transcript prior to submitting your transcript to our campus.

If your graduate program also requires official transcripts, you will need to send additional copies directly to your department. 

All acceptances are conditional and contingent upon verification that all required work/degree was completed.  Be sure to submit your documents by the published Document Deadlines. View how to submit documents.

To secure a place in the entering class, admitted applicants must complete the Accept Admission Offer process prior to the start of the semester.

To do so, log in to your MyCSUEB account and select "Accept Admission" from the list of links on the left side of the page. 

Please note:  Some graduate departments have a separate "Accept Admission" process and deadline.  This is separate from the University's Accept Admission process.  Please contact your graduate department for more information. 

Incoming students must complete certain immunizations and screenings prior to attending. 

Please visit CSUEB’S Immunization Requirements page for your immunization to-do list and  further information. If you have questions, please check the Frequently Asked Questions of the website. We’re confident that the answer you’re looking for is there.

If you have not done so, please submit a FAFSA application as soon as possible. Use the Cal State East Bay School Code 0001138 when applying.

U.S. citizens, permanent residents and other eligible non-citizens can apply for financial aid. Non-citizens who attended a California high school for at least three years can complete the California Dream Act Application at

Monitor your MyCSUEB portal for any document requests. Students are encouraged to quickly submit requested documents to avoid any delays in the processing of their financial aid awards. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

There are many scholarship opportunities available. You can search for search by major, academic program, interests, and more! Please visit Pioneer Scholarships for more information.

If you are interested in finding on-campus or off-campus housing, please visit Student Housing & Residence Life for more information.

Phone: (510) 885-7444
Fax: (510) 885-7152

Contact your major department to determine if an orientation for your specific program will be held.

The Office of Graduate Studies offers a general orientation for all graduate students which is available here.

The MyCSUEB self-service system includes everything you need to register for classes.

Before you register for the first time, go to MyCSUEB and accept your admission offer. Within 48 hours you will be able to see your "enrollment appointment time" inside the MyCSUEB Student Center indicating when you can enroll in classes. After receiving your enrollment appointment time in MyCSUEB, check for holds and take the appropriate action to remove any holds that may be on your account.

For more details on how to register, visit:


Note: Matriculated students who have not enrolled in classes at Cal State East Bay for two consecutive semesters (not including summer or winter sessions), and do not enroll in the third consecutive semester, will be discontinued and will be required to submit a new application to the University for readmission.

Fees are due after registering for your classes.  Check your MyCSUEB account under the "Finances" section to see your payment due date. For more details, please visit:


Cal State East Bay welcomes international students to join our vibrant multicultural campus community. The International Admissions Office provides services to prospective students from overseas, students currently residing in the U.S. on a student visa, as well as any applicant with transcripts from a non-U.S. institution.