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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. 

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 Admission. This includes all institutions before and after your bachelor’s degree. The Office of Admission does not accept composite transcripts. 

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

Be sure to submit your documents by the published Document Deadlines. View how to submit documents.

AB 540 Program

Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) permits exemption from paying non-resident tuition fees for certain eligible California high school graduates.

To qualify for in-state tuition fees under AB 540 you must meet the eligibility requirements for this program. Applicants must submit an AB 540 Affidavit (California Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form) to the Office of Admission. AB 540 does not grant residency status; rather, it exempts/waives you from paying non-resident tuition fees. You will continue to be classified as a non-resident. 

For information about how and when to submit the AB 540 Affidavit, contact the Office of Admission at

AB 540 Eligibility Requirements

The following are required for AB 540 eligibility:

  • You must have attended a California high school for 3 or more years
  • You must have graduated from a California high school or attained the equivalent of a high school diploma
  • You must have registered or currently be enrolled at an accredited institution of higher education in California
  • You must have filed or will file an affidavit as required by individual institutions, stating that you will apply for legal residency as soon as possible
  • You may not be a non-immigrant holding a valid lettered non-immigrant visa

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The California Dream Act of 2011 allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive certain state and institutional financial assistance programs. See Grants or Scholarships for more information. 




Students who are not residents of California pay the nonresident fee rate. When students apply to the university they may be required to provide documents to verify their residency status.



California State University East Bay is excited to be part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program. Cal State East Bay offers students the chance to further their education with tuition equivalent to that of an in-state resident.

Residents only  from the following states may qualify for the WUE tuition rates:

Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands.


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.

Pay your pre-enrollment fee to accept your offer of admission

All incoming freshmen and transfer applicants, with the exception of F-1 Visa holder, must pay a pre-enrollment fee of $110 prior to accepting the admission offer. The fee is used to pay for a mandatory orientation. This fee is nonrefundable and due by June 1 (for fall semester), Nov. 1 (for spring semester), or 30 days following your acceptance, whichever date is later.
Fee deferrals may be considered for those who have submitted a FAFSA or California Dream Act application with net disbursement total that exceeds the Term Bill by the pre-enrollment fee amount of $110. Students who qualify for this consideration will see further information about this option and how to authorize using financial aid to pay for Pre-Enrollment fee after tuition and other mandatory costs have been paid. This option will occur around the middle of March for the Fall semester in MyCSUEB. Students who opt to use their financial aid in this way should be aware that they will be obligated to pay for the Pre-Enrollment fee out of pocket if the financial aid disbursement does not result in a refund or that the amount of refund is not greater than or equal to $110 and that failure to do so by the given deadline may result in a registration hold placed on their account, or that the bill will be sent to a collections agency.

If Cal State East Bay withdraws your admission offer because the terms and conditions of admission are not met and you have not attended an orientation session, we will refund your pre-enrollment fee. You must email to request refund consideration.

Students who choose not to enroll at Cal State East Bay or whose admission is withdrawn after orientation do not qualify for a refund.

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

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. 

As a general reminder for all admitted students, admission is based on self-reported information and/or a review of in-progress partial transcripts indicating the admission requirements outlined at are being met.

Most applicants complete the conditions of their admission without difficulty. However, some do not. The most common reasons why are:

  • Not submitting required documents by the required deadline
  • Failing to meet published admission requirements. This would occur if:
    • A final official transcript does not reflect the courses and grades listed on the application for admission
    • Planned or in-progress courses listed on the application for admission are not successfully completed
    • GPA falls below the required threshold

Please contact the Office of Admission at 510-885-2784 to speak with an admission counselor if you feel that you may be at risk for not completing the terms and conditions of your admission offer.

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

Please visit the Orientation webpage for more information.


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:

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:


Complete your immunization requirement form.  Submit it to Cal State East Bay's Student Health and Counseling Services.  Only those enrolled in fully online degree programs (without on-campus meetings or examinations) are excepted from completing this form.  For more details and the most up to date information, please visit:
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