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Office of Admissions

Cal State East Bay offers year-round learning on a semester system. Check the application deadline for the semester to which you are applying. Apply online during the priority application filing period. Be sure to read our freshman, transfer, and graduate requirements.

Have questions about housing, dining, classes, campus life and events? We've got answers! We have lots to offer at Cal State East Bay and are here to help.

Admission decisions are typically made 8 to 12 weeks after all application materials are received. Please allow two weeks for us to receive and record transcripts and test scores. If you've already applied to the university, be sure to check your admission status in MyCSUEB.

If you were denied admission, you may appeal the decision; learn more about Admission Appeals Procedures.

Congratulations! See the helpful next steps for After You're Accepted.

To accept your offer of admission we ask admitted students to submit the nonrefundable pre-enrollment fee of $110. 

Accept your offer of admission through MyCSUEB.

If you were denied admission, you may appeal the decision.

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For personalized assistance with your application, reach out to the Welcome Center:

Yes. For questions about admission or to make a zoom appointment for undergraduate pre-admission counseling, call the Welcome Center at (510) 885-2556 in Hayward or (925) 602-6700 in Concord. Undergraduate pre-admission counseling is offered at the Welcome Center on the Hayward Campus and the Academic Services Center on the Concord Campus. Tours are also available at the Welcome Center for undergraduate and graduate students. Schedule one today!

Coming to a town near you! Visit our Admission Events page to attend an event with an admissions counselor.

Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements.

Contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (510) 885-3500, Monday through Thursday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. / 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. or email

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Cal State East Bay's Enrollment Plan, designed to align resources and capacity with the number of students attending, includes several key components, including guaranteeing admission to academically qualified students from our service and admission region (Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo, San Francisco, Santa Clara and Solano counties).

California State University East Bay’s student outreach and admission selection policies and procedures are committed to and adhere to the Standard of the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Cal State East Bay is a proud member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC).