Eligibility & Application

To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following criteria

  1. US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card holder
  2. Have Academic Need 
  3. Identify with ONE of the following 
    • First Generation College Student (neither of your parents or guardians have a 4 year US Bachelor’s degree, no documentation needed)
    • Low-income Student (must meet federal guidelines, documentation required)
      • Acceptable documentation forms: FAFSA SAR, CURRENT IRS FEDERAL TAX FORMS: 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ. If IRS Federal Tax forms were not filed: Submit a letter on official letterhead showing monthly stipend from SSI, SSDI, FAFSA/SAR, CALWORKS
    • Student with a Disability (must be registered with Accessibility Services, Disability Blue Referral Form - documentation required)


You are not eligible for the EXCEL Program if you are…

  • An EOP student
  • A Project Impact student
  • A Continuing Education student
  • An International student


The EXCEL Program is currently accepting applications

Please fill out the application by clicking the button below. You will be contacted if there is any documentation that needs to be submitted. Your application will be reviewed within 2-3 weeks and you will be notified of the status of your application. Unfinished applications or applications without required documentation will not be reviewed.

If you have any questions or want to follow up on your application, please email excel@csueastbay.edu

Acceptance into the EXCEL Program

When you are notified of your acceptance into the EXCEL Program, you must attend an Onboarding Welcome to begin your participation in the program. You will need to attend the Onboarding Welcome to access support and services. Onboarding Welcome sessions are offered multiple times throughout the semester.


ONBOARDING WELCOME Session Spring 2022 Dates

Attend one session:

Date Time Location (link will be emailed)
January 27, 2022 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
February 10, 2022 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
February 24, 2022 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
March 10, 2022 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
March 24, 2022 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
April 7, 2022 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
April 21, 2022 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session
May 5, 2022 12:15-01:00 PM Zoom Session