The Office of the Registrar processes student registration at the University. For more information about registration, please visit the following pages:

The CBE Office of Undergraduate Advising distributes permission codes for all undergraduate CBE courses, provides department stamps for withdrawals from courses, processes requests to exceed maximum units for CBE majors, and can assist with many other registration-related activities  for CBE majors/minors or courses. We have also put together this guide to assist our new students:  How to Register for CBE Undergraduate Courses.

CBE Undergraduate Course Prerequisites  

Most major courses have prerequisites. Students should know them before they register as they are strictly enforced. It is important that students complete the prerequisites for each course so that they can be well-prepared and set themselves up for success. Students may be administratively dropped if you do not meet course requirements. Permission numbers may be required if prerequisites were completed outside of CSUEB.


  • Students who are in progress of completing their prerequisite(s) outside of Cal State East Bay.
  • Students who still need to submit an updated official transcript showing completion of their prerequisite(s).

List of courses by requirement or subject area that have strictly enforced prerequisites and may need a permission number.



Submit the Undergraduate Permission Number Request Form online. Please remember to login using your MyCSUEB Net ID and password to ensure that you receive all notifications and have access to the appropriate forms and portals. Students in the Online Business Degree Completion Program should NOT submit this form. They must contact the Online Business Program Office for enrollment issues at 
Term deadlines for the Undergraduate Permission Number Request Form
CBE Undergraduate Permission Number Request Form Deadlines




Summer Session 2024 Monday, April 8th at 8:00 AM Thursday, May 30th at 4:45 PM
Fall Semester 2024 Monday, April 8th at 8:00 AM Friday, August 23th at 4:45 PM

Request to Exceed Maximum Units for CBE Undergraduate Students

Students may register for a combined maximum of 18 units of classes plus waiting list during their assigned enrollment period for a regular semester (the limit is 13 units for Summer Session, and 4 units for Winter Intersession). After the initial enrollment period, “Graduating Students” will be permitted to enroll and waitlist up to a maximum of 22 units for a regular semester. “Graduating Students” are defined as undergraduate students who have completed 90 units and have filed for graduation by the priority deadline, by the time enrollment appointments have been assigned.

The College of Business & Economics gives consideration to exceed maximum units to students who meet the following criteria:

  • For juniors and seniors with a GPA of 3.00 or above, our advisors will review requests and forward approved requests to the Associate Dean of the College of Business & Economics (CBE) for further consideration.
  • For students with a GPA below 3.00 or are freshmen or sophomores, our advisors will review requests and forward approved requests to the Dean of Academic Programs & Services (APS) for further consideration.

Requests to exceed maximum units are reviewed on a case by case basis.

  • Review takes approximately 3-5 business days.
  • Students are notified of decisions via email.
  • Students who are approved will see their maximum unit limit increase under Enrollment Dates in their Student Center on MyCSUEB within approximately 1-2 business days, beginning on the 1st day of the Open Enrollment Period.

Per the University Catalog, additional units can ONLY be added during the Open Enrollment period or Add/Drop periods.

Term deadlines for the request to exceed maximum units form
CBE Request to Exceed Maximum Units Form Deadlines




Summer Session 2024
Monday, April 22nd at 5:00 PM Tuesday, June 4th at 4:45 PM
Fall Semester 2024
Monday, April 22nd at 5:00 PM Friday, August 30th at 4:45 PM


Wait list position will be honored through the Add/Drop Period with Instructor/Department Permission Period (found below). If openings become available, they will be filled with eligible students from the waitlist each day. Students will be notified by the College of enrollment via their Horizon e-mailPermission numbers DO NOT override waitlists.

  • Summer 2024: May 31st - June 4th, 2024
  • Fall 2024: August 26th - August 30th, 2024