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California State University, East Bay - 2016

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Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

Requirements for regular admission as a first-time freshman are: high school graduate, have a qualifiable eligibility index, and have completed, with grades of "C" or better, each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college prepatory subject requirements. Courses must be completed prior to enrollment. Prospective engineering students should complete four years of high school mathematics, a year each of high school chemistry and physics with labs, and a computer programming course if available.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Cal State East Bay must assess the academic preparation of international students. For this purpose, "international students" include those who hold U.S. visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other nonimmigrant classifications. California residents and U.S. citizens with international transcripts are also classified as "international students" for admission evaluation purposes.

Cal State East Bay uses separate requirements and application filing dates in the admission of international students. Verification of English proficiency (see "TOEFL Requirement" in this section), financial resources, and academic performance are all important considerations for admission.

Priority in admission is given to residents of California. There is little likelihood of nonresident applicants, including international students, being admitted either to impacted majors or to those with limited openings.

First-time Freshmen
If you received your preparatory education outside the U.S., you must have completed the equivalent of 12 years of elementary and secondary schooling with the equivalent of a "B" average or higher. ACT or SAT test scores are not required of international students who completed their secondary schooling outside the U.S. International students who graduated from a U.S. high school must meet the same requirements as U.S. citizens

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

Requirements for regular admission as a first-time freshman are: high school graduate, have a qualifiable eligibility index, and have completed, with grades of "C" or better, each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college prepatory subject requirements. Courses must be completed prior to enrollment. Prospective engineering students should complete four years of high school mathematics, a year each of high school chemistry and physics with labs, and a computer programming course if available.

Residency Requirements

The general rule is that a student must have been a California resident for at least one year immediately preceding the residence determination date in order to qualify as a "resident student" for tuition purposes.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Generally, you will qualify for admission as an upper division transfer student if:

1. You have a grade point average of at least 2.0 ("C" or better) in all transferable units attempted;

2. You are in good standing at the last college or university attended and you have completed at least 30 semester units of college coursework with a grade of "C" or better in each course. The 30 semester units must be selected from courses in English, arts and humanities, social science, science and mathematics at a level at least equivalent to courses that meet general education requirements. The 30 units must also include all of the general education requirements in communication in the English language and critical thinking (at least 9 semester units) and the requirement in mathematics/quantitative reasoning (usually 3 semester units) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements in English communication and mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 35
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 3