Resources For Counselors

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Welcome to our resource site for counselors. Students can find everything they need on our Prospective Student site, or by calling our Welcome Center at 510-885-2556. Students apply at CSU Mentor, our online admission application system.

Pioneer Outlook

Check out the Spring edition of the new Pioneer Outlook - Cal State East Bay’s news for counselors!

WACAC Counselor Breakfast

Did you miss the WACAC Counselor Breakfast on March 6th, or want to see the information again? Click on links below to view the presentations.

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.

  1. Important updates regarding Fall 2014 admission were recently sent to all Counselors on our mailing list. Read these important notices for High School Counselors and for Community College Counselors.
  2. Review the important checklists that all students admitted for Fall 2014 are receiving in the mail:

    Freshmen Admission Next Steps (pdf)

    Transfer Admission Next Steps (pdf)

Questions? Call the Welcome Center at (510) 885-2556 or e-mail

Day of the Teacher Conference at the Concord Campus:

Sat. April 5 - for all students interested in Teacher Education. Click the link to the flyer for full details.

Contact Your Representative

Use the Counselor Contact List to find the contact information for the representative who serves your area.


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 2013-2014
Date Event Time Location
Thursday, Mar. 6, 2014 WACAC Counselors Breakfast 9:30 am - 11:30 am

New University Union Room 1001, Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward CA. Please register online.

Friday, May 9, 2014 WACAC College Fair 9:30 am - 12:00 pm University Gymnasium, Cal State East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., Hayward CA. Register online.

Admission Event Information

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.

If you have any questions about upcoming events, please contact Ilana Samuels at or contact the Welcome Center at (510) 885-2556.

Activity Pages for Future Pioneers

Do you work with students in Elementary School or in the early years of middle school? Then please feel free to download and print our Welcome Center Activity Pages, a great way to provide a college going culture for your students. 

STAR Act (SB 1440) Advising Services

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 little as 60 additional prescribed semester units or 90 quarter units.  

Learn more about the STAR Act and review these important documents:

SB 1440 Admissions Overview.pdf

AAT-AST Verification Form 2013.pdf

CSUEB AAT AST Degree Verification Document Cover Sheet.pdf

For Prospective Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Majors

Did you miss keynote speaker Dr. Stephanie Couch at the 2013 WACAC Counselors Breakfast? Download the presentation 21st Century Challenges in STEM (pdf) to find out more about the Institute for STEM Education at Cal State East Bay and the Gateways East Bay STEM Network.

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 about how to apply and audition 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 remediation 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 an overview presented at CSUEB's December 2013 Counselor Breakfast that you can share, view the Early Start Counselor presentation (pdf).

For full details, see the Early Start web site

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

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

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.  

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, these scores are also 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:

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 this detailed information on exemptions, please go to If a student is unsure if they meet exemption criteria, they can log into the EPT/ELM site at 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.

Endorsement of CSUEB Admissions Counselors

"On behalf of the district, I would like to thank you for making the time to support our empowerment efforts during last Saturday’s Parent Empowerment Summit. Your presentation was an eye opener to many parents. The information you presented not only helped paint of a picture of how the higher education system works, but it gave them specific and concrete requirements that their children must meet and master as they prepare in their paths to college. Thank you, Marc and the CSUEB team for your support. We look forward to deepening our partnership with you."

-- Claudia Medina, Coordinator of Family Involvement & Community Engagement (FIACE) Programs, Alameda Unified School District

Fast Facts about Cal State East Bay

View these publications to learn more about the Cal State East Bay experience.

Facts 2013

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