The Bay Advisor

The Bay Advisor, a product from the Education Advisory Board (EAB), is a tool for faculty and professional advisors to identify and track students towards a timely graduation. This student advising platform enables advisors to search for an individual student and groups of students, communicate through email, schedule appointments and review student success markers, including missed core major classes, failed coursework, repeated coursework and university requirements. The Bay Advisor provides a versatile platform that drastically reduces the need to pull and analyze individual transcripts. This platform uses academic analytics and real-time academic engagement data to help support advisors work with students.


Resources for Faculty and Staff

As we continue to transition to our enhanced advising platform, Academic Programs and Services will continue to provide guides and tips on how to best utilize the many features of The Bay Advisor. To get started, please read through the Advisor Guide to familiarize yourself with many essential features for your advising purposes. Also, for more information about the various categories in The Bay Advisor advanced search, check out the Categories Guide.

Appointment Summaries and Notes are vital to building a campus community that cares and supports our students efforts. Please help us continue to build a repository for appointment summaries and notes so we can work to improve communication, coordination, efficiency, transparency, and a more personalized student advising experience. If you have questions about either please read the guidelines for appointment summaries and notes. 

For a deeper dive into appointment campaigns, please check out the Appointment Campaign Guide.

Creating Student Lists can be vital to effective case management for advisors. Please check out the detailed guide for Student Lists.

Bay Advisor is a great facilitator of communication with students. The Texting feature is open to all advisors, but please read the texting guidelines first.

Please take a look at the Bay Advisor Quick Guide for an abbreviated version of the Advisor Guide highlighting the main features an advisor would utilize. 

Faculty, please take a look at the new Faculty Guide to help familiarize yourself with the teaching faculty features, especially regarding progress reports and academic alerts within Bay Advisor. 

FAQ on Progress Reports


Resources for Students

Cal State East Bay is committed to your success! The Bay Advisor is a tool to help you scheduling advising appointments, keep track of your current course schedule, view any important advising messages, and communicate with your assigned advisor and instructors for the term. To get started, please read through the Student Quick Guide to help you familiarize yourself with the new advising platform.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill Irwin, Student Success Specialist,


Bay Advisor Bulletin


Education Advisory Board

To learn more about the Education Advisory Board, as well as the Student Success Collaborative system, go to EAB.