Academic Advising

Academic Advising and Career Education (AACE) 

AACE is a one-stop center for both academic advising and career development. Counselors can help you understand and complete all General Education and graduation requirements, and also assist you with identifying career goals. AACE is located on the 2nd Floor, Student Service and Administration Building. Call (510) 885-3621 for an appointment. Visit the AACE web site to see the many services we offer including academic advising, major exploration, career tools and workshops, internships, jobs on campus and more!

Undergraduate Student Advising: First-year frosh are encouraged to visit AACE as early as possible, so that counselors can help them choose a major field of study, enroll in classes, and chart academic progress. 

For EOP Advising, see the EOP Program.

Advising in your major: Department advisors and service centers in your college help you stay on course with the appropriate courses in the right sequence. If you are a junior or senior, you should contact the service center for your college (shown below) or your academic department for advising assistance in your major. 

Graduate Students: Graduate students can find academic and career advising through their home departments and through visiting AACE. Contact your academic department office for the name of your faculty advisor.

For Academic Probation, Disqualification and Reinstatment Advising, please visit the Academic Policies web site.

Colleges and Departments

Each of the four Colleges at CSUEB has a service center which offers information about scheduling, forms, academic progress, requirements in your major and graduating, as shown in the following table.

Academic Advising at the Colleges
College Service Center Contact More Information
College of Business & Economics (CBE) Valley Business Technology Center (VBT) 
  • Undergraduate Office: Room 129
  • Graduate Office: Room 430


Graduate Students: 


College of Education & Allied Sciences (CEAS)

Physical Education Building (PE) 130 CEAS

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS)

Meiklejohn Building (MI) 4006; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday CLASS
College of Science (CSCI) North Science (NSCI) 143; 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday

Advising and Support Programs

The following service centers help students with advising and support for specific programs.

Advising and Support Programs
Service Center Description Contact More Information
Asian Pacific American Student Success (APASS) Provides tutoring, mentoring, cultural awareness, and advising for historically underrepresented Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander students. SSOS is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) program. APASS
Athletic Advising CSU East Bay is home to 16 NCAA Division II teams. Athletes from these teams receive advising, mentoring, and tutoring to help them balance study and a busy schedule of competition and training. Athletic Advising
Concord Campus Find help through the services of an AACE Counselor for studying at the Concord Campus.
  • Call (925) 602-6700 for an appointment or visit the Academic Service Center.
Concord Campus
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Students admitted into EOP are assigned counselors who are committed to the academic success of students. Counselors provide academic, career, financial aid, and personal counseling.
  • EOP is located on the second floor of the SF Building. Call (510) 885-3751 for an appointment.
EXCEL Program EXCEL provides support for undergraduates who have a demonstrated academic need and are low-income, first-generation college, or students with disabilities. Participants receive academic and personal counseling, career planning, tutoring, scholarship guidance, financial literacy education, and graduate school advising. EXCEL is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education/TRiO Student Support Services Program.
  • EXCEL is located on the second floor of the SF Building.
  • (510) 885-3722
Gaining Access 'N' Academic Success (GANAS) GANAS is an innovative access and retention program for transfer students that aims to smooth the process of transition to Cal State East Bay. Students participate in a one-year cohort experience paired with a transfer success seminar, intensive counseling, and mentoring. GANAS
International Advising AACE is also home to advising for International Students, but additional guidance is available through the Center for International Education. Contact: AACE, 2nd Floor, Student Service and Administration Building.
  • Located on the 2nd Floor, Student Service and Administration (SA) Building.
  • Call (510) 885-3621 for an appointment, or e-mail: (510) 885-2880
Online Campus  Students studying primarily online can receive phone and email assistance through a dedicated counselor. Online Campus
Program for Accelerated College Education (PACE) Working students returning to college after a period away, can receive help with special scheduling, advising, and other services. Counselors see matriculated students by appointment only.
  • Call (510) 885-3621 to make an appointment.
  • Office located in the Student Services and Administration (SA) Building 2300


Project IMPACT Students with disabilities can find assistance with accessible course materials, tutoring, counseling, and connecting with the faculty through this office, partially funded by the Department of Education.
  • (510) 885-7485
Project IMPACT
Renaissance Scholars Program Renaissance Scholars Program provides support services for former foster youth. The program is jointly funded by the University, private foundations, non-prot organizations, and individual donations.
  • Renaissance Scholars, Library Annex (LI) 2500. Call (510) 885-3751 for an appointment.
Renaissance Scholars 
Veteran Students Advising A Veterans Counselor, housed within the EXCEL program, helps students develop and implement their academic plans and supports the transition to the university. The counselor works in collaboration with academic and student service departments and external veteran agencies to provide academic advising, personal counseling, career and goal planning, scholarship guidance, graduate school advising and referrals.
  • (510)-885-3722 and ask for the Veterans Academic Counselor