About Transfer Student Programs

Executive Director's Message

Welcome new and returning students!

The Office of Transfer Student Programs was established in Fall 2015 to elevate institutional support for transfer students and advance the University's Shared Commitments.

Transfer Student Programs is a collaboration with a number of departments across campus that provides programs and services to transfer students. The web pages within our site serve as a resource hub for transfer students to access the support necessary to achieve their desired educational goals at Cal State East Bay and beyond.

Students transfer to Cal State East Bay from across the region and are an integral part of Cal State East Bay's undergraduate population. Cal State East Bay's top ten feeder community colleges accounted for nearly 60% of the new transfer student population in Fall 2015. These feeder colleges include Diablo Valley College, Chabot College, Ohlone College, Las Positas College, Los Medanos College, De Anza Community College, College of Alameda, Contra Costa College, Skyline College, and Laney College.

You are not alone — Over half (56%) of Fall 2015 new undergraduates were transfer students and comprised more than 53% of the total undergraduate student body at Cal State East Bay. More than 73% of the undergraduate graduating class of 2015 were also transfer students.

On our web pages, you will find information about our key campus partners and links to their web sites, important dates and timelines, valuable resources, and programs designed especially for you.

We strive to assist you in your transition to the university and help you successfully navigate your new environment. Make the most of your college years by actively engaging in campus life through friends, colleagues, activities and events.

Best wishes for a wonderful start to the new academic year.

Diana M. Balgas, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Transfer Student Programs

About the Executive Director

Our Mission

Transfer Student Programs contributes to university-wide efforts that improve transfer student success and progress to degree completion, particularly through our commitment and advocacy to meeting the unique needs of transfer students and by fostering collaboration within and between the university and our regional community partners.

We connect Transfer Students to programs that help them

  • successfully transition to Cal State East Bay
  • learn how to navigate the new campus environment
  • take part in campus events and activities beyond the classroom

We support Transfer Students by

  • providing academic advising by professional staff and department advisors
  • partnering with a variety of departments to support and engage transfer students 
  • offering seminars and workshops to help students complete their educational and professional goals