Aug 11, 2020  
2019-2020 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Non-curricular Errata


The following is a list of non-curricular corrections appended to this catalog:

 

Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Credit   

Effective August 19, 2019

  • Addition of Computer Science Principles exam

Fees and Debts Owed to the Institution  

Effective October 4, 2019

  • Assembly Bill No. 1313, Chapter 518 addendum

Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee or a debt owed to the institution, including tuition and student charges, the institution may “withhold permission to register, to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged, to receive services, materials, food or merchandise or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt” until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381). Prospective students who register for courses offered by the university are obligated for the payment of charges and fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic term prior to the first day of the academic term gives rise to an obligation to pay student charges and fees including any tuition for the reservation of space in the course. The institution may withhold permission to register or other services offered by the institution from anyone owing fees or another debt to the institution. The institution may also report the debt to a credit bureau, offset the amount due against any future state tax refunds due the student, refer the debt to an outside collection agency and/or charge the student actual and reasonable collection costs, including reasonable attorney fees if litigation is necessary, in collecting any amount not paid when due. If a person believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation, that person may contact the Student Financial Services, (510) 885-3767, or the individual to which the business office may refer the person, will review all pertinent information provided by the person and available to the campus and will advise the person of its conclusions. The institution may not withhold an official transcript of grades by the institution from anyone owing fees or another debt to the institution (see Title 1.6C.7 (commencing with Section 1788.90) Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code). The institution can still charge a fee for the issuance of the transcript pursuant to their published transcript processing fees.


Registration Restrictions   

Effective August 19, 2019

Bullet #3 Correction:

  • Students who have earned 60 or more baccalaureate-level semester units and have not been accepted into a major will not be permitted to register for additional coursework at Cal State East Bay.

Grade Forgiveness and Repetition of Courses   

Effective August 19, 2019

Grade Forgiveness clarification:

  • Undergraduate, degree-seeking students may repeat a course for grade forgiveness two times.  “Grade forgiveness” is the phrase indicating that the earlier attempt(s) is ignored in GPA calculations, but not removed from the record, subject to the following conditions.

Glossary of Academic and Advising Terms  

Effective August 19, 2019

Minor definition clarification:

  • Minor:

A minor is a coherent program in some field or group of related fields other than your major. Minors range in size from 15-30 semester units, at least 9 of which must be upper division. No student is required to have a minor, so it will not appear on your record or diploma unless you request it. The minimum grade point average for a minor is 2.00, so you must take at least one course on the A-F grading pattern. At least 9 units must be taken at Cal State East Bay if you want the minor recognized on your diploma and/or permanent record. Courses in a minor may be double-counted in G.E. However, at least 9 semester units of a minor must not be double-counted in the discipline of the major for Cal State East Bay to recognize the minor. You cannot get a minor in the same department as your major unless the disciplines are distinct as explicitly stated in the catalog description of the minor program (e.g., French and Spanish, Art History and Studio Art). A minor is recognized only when a baccalaureate degree is awarded.
To declare a minor, students must fill out a “Change of Major, Minor, Option” form available online at the Student Records Forms website.


International Admissions Office  

Effective August 19, 2019

Second paragraph shall read:

The CSU must assess the academic preparation of international students. For this purpose, “international students” include those who hold U.S. temporary visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other non-immigrant 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 “foreign students”. Verification of English proficiency (see below), financial resources, and academic performance are each important considerations for admission.


International (Foreign) Student Admission Requirements  

Effective August 19, 2019

First paragraph shall read:

General Requirements for All International Applicants

The CSU must assess the academic preparation of foreign students. For this purpose, “foreign students” include those who hold U.S. temporary 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.