International Admitted Student Checklist

As an admitted student, complete these steps to prepare for your enrollment at Cal State East Bay:

Requirements for All Incoming International Students (before arriving to the US)

  1. Activate your NetID and set your password. A NetID is your personal Cal State East Bay identification number which gives you access to online student self-service systems like MyCSUEB and your Horizon e-mail.
  2. Accept Admission through your MyCSUEB. By accepting your admission, you will be notifying Cal State East Bay of your plans to attend Cal State East Bay thus allowing the school to hold your place in the entering class. 
  3. Check your Horizon E-mail account often for important messages regarding your academic standing, classes, and fees. It is the student's responsibility to check their Horizon e-mail regularly for official university notices.
  4. Make plans to attend an Orientation. Attending the new International Student Orientation is important for all new international students. At Orientation, you will meet with academic advisors, learn about registration, review the important immigration rules that are critical to your stay in the U.S., and receive other important information to assist you in your transition to Cal State East Bay. Graduate students should also check to see if your graduate department requires you attend a departmental orientation.
  5. Consider your housing options at Refer to the link above to view your options and review the enclosed information about on-campus housing. Space fills quickly, so if you want to live on-campus, submit a housing application early to avoid disappointment.
  6. For F-1 and J-1 students only: Purchase Medical Insurance. California State University, East Bay requires international students in F-1 or J-1 status to maintain health insurance that meets certain standards. You will need to provide evidence of health insurance before enrolling in classes. For more information, see the International Students Insurance Web page. (You must have a purchased health insurance in order to register for classes)
  7. Register for Classes. You must complete step 2 & 5 in order to be able to register for classes. Once these steps are complete, you will be provided Enrollment Appointments on your MyCSUEB. Click here for detailed instructions on how to register for classes.

Please Note:

  • First Time Freshman – Your class schedule will be provided during your mandatory appointment with the General Education Office.
  • Transfer Students – Please contact Sam Tran at in the AACE Office for help in selecting GE classes. Also, contact your academic department for help with selecting your major classes. Transfer credit evaluations will be completed prior to registration.  
  • Graduate Students (including Fourth Year Bridge students) – Please contact your academic department for help in selecting your classes.

Requirements for All Incoming International Students (after arriving to the US)

  1. Submit your Immunization Form to Student Health & Counseling Services. Complete the immunization forms enclosed in your admitted student packet or visit Student Health & Counseling Services to learn more about immunization requirements and exemptions or waiver options.
  2. FIRST TIME FRESHMAN ONLY: Sign-up for English & Math placement tests here. You must complete the English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Math (ELM) Test. For more information, please contact Linda Beebe, Advisor and General Education Program Coordinator, at
  3. Check in with the Center for International Education. Be sure to check in with your immigration documents at the Center for International Education (CIE) during the first week of classes. All new F-1 and J-1 visa students should review the information on the CIE Web site to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
  4. Update your local address on MyCSUEB. If you are relocating from overseas or out of town, it is of critical importance that Cal State East Bay, and particularly staff from the Center for International Education, have access to your local address. For F-1 and J-1 students, you are required to notify Cal State East Bay with any change of address within 10 days, so the Center for International Education can update the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  5. Obtain a Photo I.D. card. Your Cal State East Bay student Photo I.D. card enables you to use campus facilities and services such as the library, computing labs, and athletics facilities. To obtain your card, visit the Library’s main Circulation Desk at the Hayward Campus, or visit the Academic Service Center lobby at the Concord Campus. Admitted students must have an activated NetID to obtain a Photo I.D. card.

Optional Items for Incoming International Students to Complete

As an international admitted student, you may want to complete these steps before enrolling in classes:

  • If you have a disability, schedule an appointment to speak with an Accessibility Services counselor regarding accommodations. Register with the Accessibility Services Office. Documentation of each disability is required.
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