Academic Support and Retention Services
Cal State East Bay offers a full range of study and support programs to assist students with successful completion of their course work. Tutoring services in math and writing, accelerated programs for working adults, and special programs for low income, first generation and former foster youth are among the many ways we support students earning their degrees.
The EXCEL Program (Student Support Services Program) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The program provides a variety of educational services for Cal State East Bay undergraduates who have a demonstrated academic need and are low-income, first-generation college or disabled. The major goals of the program are to increase the retention and graduation rates of program participants and to create a supportive environment that encourages academic success.
GANAS (Gaining Access ‘N Academic Success) is an innovative access and retention program that aims to smooth the transition process for community college transfer students and increase the baccalaureate degree attainment of program participants. Students engage in a one-year cohort experience paired with intensive counseling and mentoring. GANAS provides a supportive environment that focuses on Latina/o and multicultural content.
Student Academic Services
Student Academic Services (SAS) works to improve student access and retention at the University. The primary mission of Student Academic Services 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 (EOP) provides advising for California students with economically and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. EOP serves qualifying students who have a history of low income, need academic support services, and demonstrate the potential to succeed at Cal State East Bay.
Renaissance Scholars Program
The Renaissance Scholars Program provides a variety of educational and support services for former foster youth attending CSU East Bay. The major goals of the program are to increase educational opportunities for former foster youth; improve the retention and graduation rates of program participants; and to create a supportive environment that encourages academic success.
Summer Bridge Program
Summer Bridge is a non-residential four-week academic program designed to assist a select group of newly admitted Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) freshmen with their transition from high school to college. During Summer Bridge students will learn academic skills necessary to succeed at CSU East Bay. Additionally, students will meet dedicated faculty, staff and EOP students that challenge them to grow academically and personally.
Division of Student Affairs
Office of the Vice President
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542