Welcome Holy Names Students!

Holy Names University Students

We invite you to continue your education journey at Cal State East Bay! On February 24, 2023, our campus will host a visit exclusively for prospective Holy Names transfer students to learn more about our campus highlights, get a tour of our campus located in the beautiful Hayward Hills, and get help with the application process. 


10:30 a.m. at the Welcome Center

          Campus Presentation with Outreach Counselor Marc Strong

11:00 a.m. leaving from the Welcome Center 

          Campus Tour hosted by our Student Ambassadors

12:30 p.m. at SA Building 1400 

          Cal State Apply support with Outreach Counselors

RSVP for the event. You can attend all or part of the event. Our campus map highlights the location of the CSU East Bay Welcome Center and SA Building. Contact our Welcome Center by email at visit@csueastbay.edu or by phone at 510-885-2556. 

If you can’t make it to our campus for the event on February 24, book an in-person tour or watch our virtual tour! We look forward to welcoming you! 

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the fee will be covered by Cal State East Bay, so it will be free for you to apply for the Fall 2023 semester. 

Undergraduate students: Email admissionpetitions@csueastbay.edu and identify yourself as a Holy Names student. Further instructions will be provided.

Graduate students: Email gradadmission@csueastbay.edu and identify yourself as a Holy Names student. Further instructions will be provided.

View the admission requirements on the website. An Admissions Committee will review possible exceptions for students deemed ineligible. Students who require assistance in determining eligibility or are seeking an exception should email admissionpetitions@csueastbay.edu

We understand the anxiety and frustration that you must be feeling. Nevertheless, we encourage you to submit your free application, and we will make every attempt to accommodate you and assess if an exception may be made.

Yes! You can review the admission requirements on our website. We will be flexible with Holy Names students. If you are determining whether you meet the admission criteria, we encourage you to submit the free application, and we will review possible exceptions for Holy Names students deemed ineligible.

Nursing has closed its application period for Fall 2023. Nursing is also an impacted major at Cal State East Bay, which means we have more applications than we can accommodate for this major. If you’re interested in another major and want to get started in Fall 2023, we can help.  If you wish to wait and apply for nursing, we start accepting applications to nursing on August 1 for the Spring semester and October 1 for the Fall semester.

All incoming Holy Names applicants are held to the same CSU admission standards as other applicants. All interested students must apply to the university via Cal State Apply free of cost and to their department (if applicable).   

Please contact the academic department for assistance if you have questions regarding the departmental admission process, prerequisites, or how to submit documents.

For more information on the application process for graduate students, you can visit our webpage

Cal State East Bay is an affordable option and offers various types of financial aid and scholarships.

  • Cost of Attendance
  • Students receiving the Cal Grant at HNU, who submit their FAFSA/CADAA application by the March 2 priority deadline, may also qualify for the Cal Grant at East Bay, which covers the full tuition. In addition, Cal Grant B and Pell Grant recipients may be eligible to have their full tuition and fees covered, leaving them with additional funds to pay for other components of their cost of attendance. 
Cal State East Bay will accept all transfer credits from regionally accredited universities with up to a maximum of 90 units.

There is no tuition discount, but financial aid and scholarships are available. Students who submit the FAFSA/CADAA application by the priority deadline of March 2 will be considered for the tuition-based State University Grant.

We have a Veteran office and student lounge dedicated to providing Veteran Student Services

Four online degree completion programs are available: B.S. in Business Administration, B.A. in Ethnic Studies, B.A. in Human Development, and M.S. in Recreation, Hospitality, and Tourism. A Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE) program is designed to support working adult transfer students completing their bachelor's degree.

Online, in-person, and hybrid options are available. Watch this video to learn more about class modalities.

Review the programs offered to determine the best fit for your current major.

The Bay Area is a major hub, and transferring to Cal State East Bay means you are in the middle of it all. We’re a quick BART ride from Oakland, and our campus has a direct shuttle service from Hayward BART to get you to our beautiful Hayward Hills location.  Driving directions and a campus map are available on our page!