If you wish to attend classes at Cal State East Bay without becoming a matriculated (degree program) student, there are many programs available to you. Each special program has its own requirements for admission and application.
High School Dual Matriculation
High school juniors and seniors with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, may take a course at Cal State East Bay if the course is not offered at their high school. Students must meet appropriate course prerequisites, and must take the English Placement Test (EPT) if registering for an English course, or Entry Level Math (ELM) test if registering for a math course. High school dual matriculants pay regular registration fees. A high school student who wishes to enroll as a dual matriculant should complete the Application for Special Programs for High School Students (pdf) and submit an official high school transcript. There is no application fee.
Highlands Summer Theater
High school students are able to participate in the Highlands Summer Theater program by auditioning for Cal State East Bay's Theatre Department. Accepted students register for an eight-unit summer theater course for a nominal registration fee. Adult students interested in this program should apply for admission to Cal State East Bay and standard enrollment fees will apply. Students who participate should complete the Application for Special Programs for High School Students (pdf).
Urban Teacher Academy
This program is offered to high school students who are interested in teaching. Students from Amador Valley, Foothill, Granada, Livermore, DeAnza, El Cerrito, Kennedy, Pinole Valley, Richmond, and James Logan High Schools may participate in this program. Students enroll in a "Teachers for Tomorrow" course taught at the participating high schools, and are required to pay a nominal registration fee. Interested students should complete the Application for Special Programs for High School Students (pdf).
Johns Hopkins Scholarship Program
This program is for academically talented middle school students. Students in the 8th and 9th grades may participate in the program who have received a one-course scholarship from the Center for the Advancement of Academically Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University. Students who wish to participate should contact the Office of the Provost at (510) 885-3711.
Programs for College Students and the Community
If you wish to enroll only in Special Session, Extension or regular quarter courses available through the Open University program, you are not required to file a formal application for admission to the university or to file transcripts.
The Open University program allows for enrollment in individual Cal State East Bay undergraduate and graduate classes, on a space-available basis, without the formal University admission process. Registration is easy and the fees are assessed per unit, whether you are a California resident or out-of-state or international visitor. Visit the Open University web site for more information including enrollment fees, deadlines and application instructions.
CSU Concurrent and Visitor Enrollment
CSU Concurrent Enrollment allows matriculated students in good standing to enroll at both a home CSU campus and a host CSU campus during the same term. Students interested in participating should also contact the Registrar's Office for information on eligibility requirements, limitations, and other privileges or restrictions. Participants at Cal State East Bay must submit and Application for Intrasystem Concurrent or Visitor Enrollment. Review the complete details on the application form.
CSU, UC, and Community College Cross Registration
Intersystem Cross Registration allows matriculated CSU, UC or community college students to take one course per term at another CSU, UC or community college. Credit earned at the host campus is reported at the student's request to the both campuses and included on the student's transcript at the home campus. Students interested in participating should also contact the Registrar's Office at the host campus for information on eligibility requirements, limitations and other privileges or restrictions. Participants at Cal State East Bay must submit a Cross Registration Application(pdf). Students planning to cross register at UC Berkeley should complete the Cross Registration Application (UC Berkeley).
California residents 60 years of age and older taking classes or pursuing a Cal State East Bay degree are eligible to have their registration fees waived. A nominal University fee will still apply. Over Sixty Program participants must meet the appropriate University Admission Requirements and submit a supplemental Over 60 Form. Please see the form for additional details.