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Gaining Access 'N Academic Success


GANAS LogoGANAS is an innovative access and retention program at Cal State East Bay that targets and serves newly arrived freshman and community college transfer students.   The GANAS model offers integrated academic and cultural approaches that welcome and socialize new freshman and transfer students while increasing their confidence, engagement, resiliency, academic success, persistence, and, ultimately, baccalaureate degree attainment rates.   GANAS is open to all students.  It provides a supportive environment that focuses on Latina/o and multicultural content.


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  • "I am GANAS is the seed of resilience in me. I know that in every and any environment I represent the resilience of my ancestors, my land and community to keep moving forward. I am GANAS is more than a will, it’s a power we are born with." - Elienai Pool Varguez, Class of 2021

Important Dates


December 1

GANAS Application Opens – Space is limited; applicants are encouraged to apply early

March 2

GANAS Application Priority Deadline –Notifications of acceptance to the GANAS program will be sent by April 1 for priority applicants, contingent upon Cal State East Bay Fall admission.

After March 2nd

Documents received after the priority deadline will still be accepted on a space-available basis. Notifications of acceptance to the GANAS program for non-priority applicants will be sent by mid-June, contingent upon Cal State East Bay Fall admission.

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Contact Us

GANAS Program
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Student and Faculty Support (SF)
  • Suite 224