Thank you so much for your participation in last night's College Night! We had over 200 students and parents in attendance and throughout the night I heard so much positive feedback about the presentations. Our families really appreciate the chance to hear directly from you and find the information invaluable. Many thanks on behalf of our whole school community! 

–Becca Burns, Albany High School

Endorsement of CSUEB
Admissions Counselors

"Thank you so much for attending our College and Career Friday on Friday! We appreciate the time and energy you put forth for our students. Our students gave great feedback on your presentation. You have a great presence and really connected with our students."

- Elaine Avrus, College Counselor, Civicorps, Oakland


Resources For Counselors

Join our Mailing List!

Welcome to our resource site for counselors. Students can find everything they need on our Prospective Student site, or by calling the Welcome Center at 510-885-2556. Students apply at CSU Mentor, the online admission application system. Please look at all admission deadlines to see when terms are open.

Pioneer Outlook Newsletter

Check out the Fall edition of the Pioneer Outlook, Cal State East Bay's news for counselors. Includes application deadlines, events, student programs and more.

College Center Resources

Do you want CSUEB materials mailed to your school to build your college advising center or for an upcoming event? Send an e-mail to with your school mailing address and number of materials needed.

Activity Pages for Future Pioneers

Do you work with students in elementary school or in the early years of middle school? Download and print our Welcome Center Activity Pages, a great way to provide a college going culture for your students.

Contact Your Representative

Meet your local enrollment counselor using our Counselor Contact List to find the contact information for the representative who serves your area, or view our community college contact list. Or, you may view our community college A-Z Counselor Contact List.


Events for Counselors

Cal State East Bay invites you to participate in our recruiting events to get all the latest information for prospective students preparing for college.

Events for Admission Counselors
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 Education Summit

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Gymnasium, Hayward Campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA
Education Summit web site and registration, and promotional flyer

Bus grant application - deadline Dec. 15, 2014

Friday, May 8, 2015 WACAC College Fair 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. Gymnasium, Hayward Campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward, CA

Admission Events for Students 

Look at our list of admission events, such as Information Sessions and Preview Day, hosted throughout the year for prospective students. If you have questions about admission events, please contact or call (510) 885-2612. Please contact the event location to confirm off-campus event details.

If you have any questions about upcoming events, please contact Ilana Samuels.

If you have questions about scheduling a campus tour or about a student who needs pre-admission advising, please contact the Welcome Center at (510) 885-2556 or email

Use to meet your college, career, and financial aid planning goals! As the official source for college and career planning, is the state’s common portal to higher education. The site functions as a “go-to” source for information on all three public higher education systems in the state, as well as private non-profit colleges and universities. All students in California can use the site to:

  • View side-by-side college comparisons
  • Browse career interest inventories
  • Search for scholarships
  • Get help with the FAFSA
  • Choose the high school courses needed for college requirements
  • Keep track of deadlines and events

To get started, go to and select Create an Account.

Important Information Regarding the Submission of Test Scores

Students who have applied to Cal State East Bay, and have already requested that their scores from taking the EPT, ELM, SAT or ACT be forwarded to the University, should be assured that Cal State East Bay will upload these scores to the student's application file. There is no need for further proof to be forwarded to the University. If a student says they sent a score on their own, and it is not showing as received, please forward to to investigate.

For students who took the EAP in conjunction with their CST during 11th grade, scores are automatically uploaded into the student's application. All EAP scores are sent to the University, and there is no proof that needs to be provided. See information about the EAP "Conditional" score at this web site: EPT and ELM Exemptions.

An informational bulletin on EPT/ELM exemptions is included in the packet mailed to all students who are admitted to Cal State East Bay. To see detailed information on exemptions, please go to English Placement Test (EPT) and Entry Level Mathematics Examination (ELM). If a student is unsure whether they meet exemption criteria, they can log into the EPT/ELM site at California State University EPT/ELM System and it will confirm whether they need to take the placement test.

If there are any questions about test requirements, students should send an email to:, and include their full name and CSUEB NetID.

Associate Degree for Transfer / STAR Act / SB1440

A California Community College student who has earned the Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T) will be granted priority admission to the CSU into a similar baccalaureate (BA or BS) degree program with a guarantee of junior standing as long as the student meets all prescribed admission requirements. Once admitted, the student will be given an opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree with as few as 60 additional prescribed semester units or 90 quarter units.

Learn more about the STAR Act at CSUEB or email with questions.

For Prospective Music Majors

The Department of Music requires all Music B.A. applicants provide an in-person or video audition for entrance into the major. Learn more by reading the CSUEB Prospective Music Majors Flyer (pdf).

Early Start is a Smart Start!

The Early Start Program was mandated by the CSU Board of Trustees in response to numbers of new students requiring preparation in mathematics and English. The goals of the Early Start Program include better preparation of new students in mathematics and English by starting in the summer preceding Fall enrollment, provide better assessment of academic preparation and improve students' likelihood of a successful completion of a college degree.

For full details, see the Early Start web site.

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and Renaissance Scholars

Find out more about how your students may be eligible to participate in Cal State East Bay's EOP program.

The Renaissance Scholars Program helps provide academic support services for former foster youth at CSUEB. To learn more about the program visit the Renaissance Scholars web site.

Early Assessment Program (EAP)

Learn about this collaborative effort to provide opportunities for students to be fully prepared for college level study. Visit Cal State East Bay's EAP web site for resources for counselors, teachers and students.

Learn more about the Cal State East Bay experience

Reminder: The CSU system does not accept the College Board SAT Application Fee Waiver or the NACAC Application Fee Waiver. CSU Mentor will automatically determine whether the student may be eligible for a fee waiver. Additionally, please note that each student is eligible for up to four fee waivers for different CSU campuses.

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