CSU Local Admission Area for First-Time Freshmen and Transfers

CSUEB's Local Admission Area for Freshmen

All California resident applicants, regardless of location, must fully meet the CSU first-time freshmen admission requirements, the California Resident Eligibility Index, and adhere to all posted admission deadlines. A GPA of 3.0 and above qualifies for admission with any score; however, all first time freshmen applicants are encouraged to submit SAT or ACT test scores. The minimum GPA to qualify for admission is a 2.0.

GPAs are based on grades earned in courses taken during the final three years of high school. Included in the calculation of GPA are grades earned in all college preparatory ("a-g" subject requirements) and bonus points for approved honors courses. The CSU Mentor GPA Calculator is a useful tool to ensure you correctly calculate your GPA.

The admission requirements do not change for California non-local admission area applicants.

Non-California resident applicants must meet the Non-Resident CSU Eligibility Index. A GPA of 3.61 and above qualifies for admission with any score; however, all first time freshmen applicants are encouraged to submit SAT or ACT test scores. The minimum GPA to qualify for admission is a 2.45.

Impacted Programs and Audition Requirements

Cal State East Bay has two impacted majors: Business Administration and Nursing. Supplemental applications are required. Please visit the following department web sites for full program impaction details and deadlines:

For more information about impaction, visit the CSU Impaction Information web page.

Additionally, Cal State East Bay's Department of Music requires all Music BA applicants to audition on their instrument. Please visit the Music Department website to learn how to schedule an audition. Find the Prospect Music Student Auditions link at the top of the page.

Map of Local Service Area for Freshmen Students

Map of Local Service Area for Freshmen Students


CSUEB's Local Admission Area for Transfers

Cal State East Bay's local admission area includes the state of California as CSUEB is not deemed impacted for Upper Division Transfer students. All applicants, regardless of location, must fully meet the CSU transfer admission requirements and adhere to all posted admission deadlines. The minimum GPA to qualify for admission is a 2.0.

Upper-division transfer applicants must meet all of the admission requirements listed by the term indicated below:

Admission Requirements
If you applied for: Transferrable coursework must be completed by the end of:
Fall Quarter Spring Semester / Quarter
Winter Quarter Summer Semester / Quarter
Spring Quarter Fall Semester / Quarter
Summer Quarter Fall Semester / Winter Quarter

Admission requirements do not change for California non-local admission area applicants including non-California residents.

Impacted Programs and Audition Requirements

Cal State East Bay has two impacted majors: Business Administration and Nursing. Supplemental applications are required. Please visit the following department web sites for full program impaction details and deadlines:

For more information about impaction, visit the CSU Impaction Information web page.

Additionally, Cal State East Bay's Department of Music requires all Music BA applicants to audition on their instrument. Please visit the Music Department website to learn how to schedule an audition. Find the Prospect Music Student Auditions link at the top of the page.

Map of Local Service Area for Transfer Students

Map of Local Service Area for Transfer Students

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