Returning Undergraduate Students

We miss you and we want you to complete your degree at Cal State East Bay.  

It is now much easier for students to resume taking classes if you left within the past 10 years in good academic standing.

  • No application fees
  • No long application forms.

Cal State East Bay has more programs and courses approved for online offerings than ever before to help meet your scheduling needs. We are here to help you complete your degree and fulfill your academic and career goals.

You can simply email to receive instructions on how to complete a simple returning student form. Be sure to include your full name and NetID (if you know it).

*Please note that Nursing and Music applicants are not eligible to go through this simplified process and must reapply at

Once you return you can make an appointment with an advisor to review your remaining coursework. After you are readmitted, if you don’t know who your advisor is, email and you will be connected to them.

Students who were previously academically disqualified must set up an appointment with a readmission counselor by emailing

At Cal State East Bay, we are proud to support our students with our extensive financial aid programs. Over 70% of students at CSUEB receive some form of financial aid. We understand that as a returning student, affordability is one of the most important aspects of your enrollment consideration. That’s why we are here to help you explore your financial aid options and provide you with additional information on how to fund your education. If you haven’t done so already, make sure to submit either a FAFSA or CADAA application for the academic year that you will be attending.  Click here if you need assistance in filling out the right application.  Additionally, check out our Pioneer Scholarship Portal to receive even more funding for your degree!

Living on-campus is just a click away as spaces are available! The student apartments are modern, comfortable and affordable. In a community designed to meet the needs of students, you will experience no commute, no parking hassles, no unexpected rent increases, and no searches to replace lost roommates.

Cal State East Bay offers a wide range of support programs to help you finish your degree, including tutoring and writing support.

Check out the vibrant student life at Cal State East Bay, including athletics, clubs and organizations, Game Zone, Student Leadership, and much more.

The Affinity-Based Student Success and Resource Centers help students find a sense of community where students can make meaningful connections with their peers and find the resources they need to be successful.

Contact us at with any questions about returning. We are excited to help resume your educational journey, so don’t procrastinate any longer, come back and finish your degree today.