Welcome to Student Academic Services

Student Academic Services (SAS), housed within the Division of Academic Affairs, works to improve student access and retention at the University. The primary mission of Student Academic Services (SAS) is to provide educational access and academic support to historically low-income, first generation college, and educationally underserved students who might otherwise not be afforded the opportunity to attend college.

Services are proactive, culturally sensitive, and personalized to meet the needs of a diverse student population.

Programs within SAS:

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students.

  • Assistance with admissions processing
  • Academic advising
  • Personal and career counseling
  • Course selection assistance
  • Grants for eligible students
  • Workshops

Students must apply for EOP when they apply for Fall term admission to the University. Please note EOP at CSU East Bay only accepts new CSU applicants for the Fall term. The program accepts no new applications for Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarters.

For an overview of the steps and deadline, please look at the How to Apply to EOP Website. The CSU and EOP applications are available at the CSU Mentor website. There you will find a list of common admissions questions and answers to help clarify some issues in the general admissions process.


For specific EOP and Summer Bridge Program information, please email us at eopadmissions@csueastbay.edu or call us at (510) 885-4683. Our office is located at the Hayward hills campus of CSUEB, in the Library (LI) complex, Room 2500 and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am through 5:00 pm.

Benefits of being accepted to EOP:

  • Assistance with admissions processing
  • Academic advising
  • Personal and career counseling
  • Course selection assistance
  • Tutoring through the Student Center for Academic Achievement
  • Summer Bridge (For EOP special admit first-time freshmen)
  • EOP grant for eligible students
  • Workshops

Summer Bridge (SB)

Summer Bridge is a transition program for a select group of newly admitted Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) freshmen students to prepare them for their first year at CSU East Bay. This intensive college readiness program is designed to provide incoming EOP exception admit freshmen with the following academic, social, and multicultural experiences to smooth their transition from high school to the CSUEB college environment.

  • This intensive college readiness program is designed to provide incoming EOP exception admit freshmen with the following academic, social, and multicultural experiences to smooth their transition from high school to the CSUEB college environment.
  • Provide classes in English and mathematics to enhance academic skills
  • Acquaint students to the university and its many resources
  • Provide workshops in the foundations of college success
  • Make new friends
  • Meet college professors
  • Work with their counselors and peer advisors
  • Select Fall Quarter classes
  • Cultural and social activities

For EOP admissions and Summer Bridge information, we invite you to email us at eopadmissions@csueastbay.edu or call us at (510) 885-4683.

Renaissance Scholars Program (RSP)

Renaissance Scholars Program (RSP) is designed to provide much needed guidance and financial assistance to assure that former foster youth can succeed in college. Renaissance Scholars benefit from:

  • Personal help with admission, financial aid & scholarship applications
  • Academic, career, and psychological counseling
  • Priority registration
  • Priority assignment for year-round on-campus housing
  • Career development and internship opportunities
  • Tutoring and mentoring
  • Scholarships and emergency financial assistance
  • Leadership training
  • Social activities

For additional information about the Renaissance Scholars Program, we invite you to visit the RSP website , email us at Renaissance@csueastbay.edu or call us at (510) 885-4426.

The Student Academic Services (SAS) offices are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm and are located in the Library complex, Room 2500.

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