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Early Start 5 TO BUILD Summer Bridge


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Congratulations on your admission and your plans to enroll at Cal State East Bay!  We warmly welcome you to our campus.  We look forward to supporting you on your college journey right from the start.

Early Start 5 TO BUILD Summer Bridge is a two-week, fully online program designed to help Cal State East Bay's incoming freshmen transition to college and prepare for different instructional modalities. The goals of 5 TO BUILD are to build community, foster the skills and mindset needed for remote/in-person learning at the college level, and support a seamless transition to fall semester.  

WHO.  All incoming Cal State East Bay freshmen who eligible for Early Start are welcome. 

WHEN.  Early Start 5 TO BUILD is offered online from July 26 - August 6, 2021, Monday thru Friday, for 3 hours online/synchronous each day.  In order to participate, students must enroll in one section of GS 100 Bridge to Success.  There are two options for GS 100:

 1 | GS 100-01  M-F  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM  OR
 2 | GS 100-02  M-F  1:30 PM -  4:30 PM

 WHAT.  Completion of the 5 TO BUILD program fulfills any Early Start requirement and fulfills 1 unit of the 3-unit GE Area E requirement.  First-year students who complete GS 100 Bridge to Success (1 unit) in the Summer, GS 101A Foundations of Success I (1 unit) in the Fall, and GS 101B Foundations of Success II (1 unit) in the Spring will fulfill the GE Area E requirement by the end of the year.  Collectively, these courses are part of the Cal State East Bay's First-Year Experience Program for freshmen.  

Instructions on how to enroll/register are detailed below.  You can also download an infographic about the program which also contains the step-by-step instructions on how to register.  

STEPS TO REGISTER for Early Start 5 TO BUILD Summer Bridge

By June 11, 2021:

  • Log on to your account in MYCSUEB and click on the link for the Early Start Program.  
  • Indicate that you will complete the Early Start requirement at Cal State East Bay.
  • Select Early Start 5 TO BUILD Summer Bridge as the Early Start course you'd like to enroll in.

By June 30, 2021:

  • Register for Early Start 5 TO BUILD by enrolling in GS 100 Bridget to Success, a 1-unit course that will fulfill part of your GE Area E requirement.
  • The cost to register is $193 ($191 per unit plus a $2 campus administration fee).  California residents who applied for financial aid and have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $5,500 or less will receive an automatic waiver that covers the registration fee.
  • If you are a Biology major, please email and let them know that you want to enroll in GS 100 for the Early Start 5 TO BUILD program.  They will let you know how to proceed. 

By June 30, 2011:

  • Complete the Early Start 5 TO BUILD Student Information form here.
  • This information is important, because it will let us know if you need a loaner laptop and/or hotspot and where/how you'd like to get your 5 TO BUILD learning kit.  Each kit is filled with fun and useful freebies that you will be using during the summer program, as well as throughout your first year.
  • Also, let us know if you need any special accommodations in order to participate in the program (the program is fully online and synchronous (we'll be meeting "face to face" via Zoom).  
Once you've enrolled in GS 100 and completed the Student Information Form, we will be sending email updates to your Horizon email account.  These messages will have more details on what to expect and how to access the program.  


If you have any questions, concerns, or want more information, you can send an email to any one of the following: