Freshman Admitted Student Checklist

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

Requirements for All Incoming Freshmen

  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 Horizon e-mail.

  2. Submit required Admission documents to complete your application file. This includes a final official transcript from your high school indicating that you have graduated. Freshmen starting in fall must submit this by July 15. To view your personal list of your required items, visit MyCSUEB.

  3. Indicate Your Intent to Register. After you are accepted to Cal State East Bay, please let the Office of Admission know of your plans to attend Cal State East Bay as soon as possible so we can hold your place in the entering class. 

  4. Check your Horizon E-mail account often for important messages regarding your academic standing, classes, and fees. As a student, you are responsible to check your Horizon e-mail regularly for official university notices.

  5. Submit your Immunization Form to Student Health & Counseling Services. Complete the immunization form enclosed in your admitted student packet or visit Student Health & Counseling Services to learn more about immunization requirements and exemptions or waiver options. 

  6. Complete the English (EPT) and Math (ELM) placement tests. First-time freshmen must complete the English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Math Test (ELM) as early as possible, but no later than May to determine if you will be required to begin remediation through the Early Start Program (ESP) prior to the term for which you have been admitted, e.g., Summer prior to Fall. Review the information in your admitted student packet or contact the Testing Office to see if you meet SAT, ACT, or EAP exemption criteria. For more information about the new Early Start Program requirement, visit

  7. Make an Orientation reservation. Attending Orientation is mandatory for all freshmen. At Orientation, you will receive academic advising and re other important information to assist you in your transition to Cal State East Bay.

  8. Obtain a Photo I.D. card at Freshman Orientation. 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.

Optional Items for Incoming Freshmen to Complete

As a newly admitted freshman student, you may complete these optional items or prepare for your enrollment at Cal State East Bay:

  1. Submit a Housing Application if you plan to live on campus. Living on campus is convenient and affordable and there are a variety of meal plan options. Submit your application early to secure a room.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid if you think you need financial assistance including loans, work study, scholarships and grants. For many families, it is difficult to pay educational costs from current income or savings. If you require financial assistance, the first step is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1 of the year you plan to enroll. (International students are not eligible for financial aid.) You must file a FAFSA to determine your eligibility for financial aid.
  3. Register with the Accessibility Services Office. If you have a disability, schedule an appointment to speak with an Accessibility Services counselor regarding accommodations. Documentation of each disability is required.
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