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Fall 2021 Application Deadline Extended to Midnight, Pacific Time, March 2, 2021

To better serve high school and community college students, the California State University (CSU) has extended the Fall 2021 application deadline to midnight, Pacific Time on March 2, 2021.

Start today to give yourself plenty of time to complete and submit the application on Cal State Apply. You'll find more helpful tips below.

Find Yourself Here

Welcome to Cal State East Bay, home of the Pioneers. Join a community of energetic, diverse students from across the state and around the globe, working together to achieve their educational dreams and to build a better world.

Before You Apply

Review Admission Requirements and complete your required coursework. Find your major at the Academic Programs web site.

Gather your documents using one of these checklists:

Join the Future Student Mailing List to receive helpful reminders, admission deadlines and event invitations.

Visit with the staff by chatting with the Welcome Center on their website to learn more about Cal State East Bay's campuses and programs. You may also send a question to

Speak with an Outreach Counselor if you need assistance:

  • For High School students: Visit the Welcome Center website to make an appointment.

  • For Transfer students: Make an appointment at your community college transfer center or contact the Outreach Counselor for your school.

When and How to Apply

  • Spring Semester application period is August 1-31, 2020. Spring classes begin in January.

  • Fall Semester application period is October 1- December 15, 2020. Fall classes begin in August.

Visit Cal State Apply to complete your application for admission to Cal State East Bay.

For Help with the Application

  • Cal State Apply has information on each application page, and offers more help through the Customer Support Center ( or 857-304-2087). See the extended Customer Service hours online for help with the Fall 2021 application.

  • You may also contact East Bay's Welcome Center weekdays from 9am-5pm at 510-885-2556, or chat online with the Welcome Center staff from 10am-5pm on weekdays.

Apply for Financial Aid and Scholarships

Be sure to submit your financial aid application before March 2, with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA). To apply for Scholarships, visit Pioneer Scholarships online. To learn more about our generous financial aid packages, visit the Financial Aid website for future students.


Financial Aid Workshops for 2021-2022

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships offers Financial Aid Workshops for future and current students.

Get helpful, step-by-step information about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application* (CADAA).


Visit the workshop recordings here

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).

Contact Us

Student Outreach at the Welcome Center
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Student & Faculty Support Building, Suite 122
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Phone hours Monday- Friday 9am-5pm; Chat live Monday-Friday 10am-5pm