May 26, 2024  
2024-2025 Cal State East Bay Catalog (BETA) 
    
2024-2025 Cal State East Bay Catalog (BETA)

Enrollment



 

General Enrollment Policies & the MyCSUEB Enrollment System

To enroll at Cal State East Bay, students must be admitted to the University.

  • Enrollment is complete only when all enrollment requests have been properly recorded and students have paid all fees, deposits, and charges. Dates for enrolling in MyCSUEB, the Cal State East Bay enrollment system, are published on the University website under Important Dates.
  • Students are given credit only for those courses in which they are officially enrolled in at the conclusion of the Add/Drop period, except for any course which they have officially filed a Withdrawal form(s) and received an approved withdrawal.
  • Students will be held responsible for completing all courses for which they are enrolled, except for those courses from which they withdrew.
  • If students enroll in a course and do not attend initial class meetings, they may be dropped from the class if demand for the course exceeds capacity. Departments following this practice will make reasonable efforts to inform students of this action but students should not assume that non-attendance will result in them being automatically dropped and verify the accuracy of their schedule in MyCSUEB before the end of the Add/Drop period.  It is the student’s responsibility to check MyCSUEB to verify their course enrollment each term.
  • The University does not guarantee the availability of particular courses or sections because admission to classes is authorized only until the maximum number of students allowable in any section has been reached.

Approved by the University Academic Senate, the priority for enrollment is as follows (students must meet the criteria at the time enrollment appointments are set):

  • Pre-registration by advisors
  • Students authorized to receive priority enrollment
  • Graduating undergraduate seniors and graduating graduate students, defined as undergraduates who have filed for graduation by the priority deadline and have 100 semester units completed, and graduate or doctoral students who have filed for graduation and/or have been advanced to candidacy by the faculty of the graduate/doctoral program)
  • Students authorized to receive early enrollment
  • Freshmen
  • Post-baccalaureate credential and doctoral students, and conditionally classified/classified graduate students in masters programs
  • Seniors
  • Juniors
  • Sophomores
  • Second baccalaureate, post-baccalaureate certificate program, and unclassified post-baccalaureate students
  • AB 386 Students (online students from other CSU Campuses)

The priority for enrollment for students enrolling in 600-level and 700-level courses is as follows:

  • All graduate students
  • Undergraduate students majoring in the department concerned
  • All other students
 

Required Units for Full-time Graduate Students

The following classifications apply to graduate students enrolled in the fall and spring semesters and in summer session (not University Extension non­-degree programs and shorter sessions including winter):

  • Full-time enrollment for “Graduate” students and “Classified Post­baccalaureate” students is 8 or more units for financial aid, F-1 and J-1 visas, and for veterans (or dependents of disabled or deceased veterans) or reservists (under Chapter 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, or 1606).

Note: Each semester, veterans and eligible dependents should consult the Veteran Benefits Coordinator before the first day of classes and submit their forms requesting certification of enrollment for V.A. benefits.  Also, graduate students who apply for Veterans’ Benefits (or for benefits as dependents of disabled or deceased veterans), international students wishing Department of Homeland Security certification, student athletes wishing to compete in intercollegiate sports, and students on most types of financial aid must be enrolled in courses that apply to a definite program (master’s degree and/or credential).

 

Enrollment for Veterans & Reservists

Full-time undergraduate enrollment for veterans or reservists (under Chapter 30, 31, 33, or 1606) is 12 or more semester units, according to V.A. regulations. Because graduate level programs vary in the amount of credits required for full-time training, the school provides the training time information to V.A. in addition to the term dates and credit hours of the enrollment. For special sessions that are shorter than standard terms (i.e., Winter and Summer), V.A. calculates weighted “equivalent credit hours” so that fewer credits are required for full-time (and more than half-time) training. To confirm the payment rate once enrollment is certified, students may contact the V.A. Education Center at 888-442-4551.

Each semester, veterans who are eligible to use VA Education Benefits must complete the Veterans Educational Benefits Certification Request (VEBCR) form in MyCSUEB. Please refer to the How-To Guide for instructions on submitting certification requests on our VSS website.

Note: Undergraduate and graduate students who apply for Veterans’ Benefits must be enrolled in courses that apply to a definite program (baccalaureate or master’s degree and/or credential).

 

Dependents of Veterans

Full-time undergraduate enrollment for dependents of disabled or deceased veterans (under Chapter 33 or 35) is 12 or more semester units, according to V.A. regulations. Because graduate level programs vary in the amount of credits required for full-time training, the school provides the training time information to V.A. in addition to the term dates and credit hours of the enrollment. For special sessions that are shorter than standard terms (i.e., Winter and Summer), V.A. calculates weighted “equivalent credit hours” so that fewer credits are required for full-time (and more than half-time) training. To confirm the payment rate once enrollment is certified, students may contact the V.A. Education Center at 888-442-4551.

Each semester, dependents of veterans who are eligible to use VA Education Benefits must complete the Veterans Educational Benefits Certification Request (VEBCR) form in MyCSUEB. Please refer to the How-To Guide for instructions on submitting certification requests on our VSS website.

Note: Undergraduate and graduate students who apply for benefits as dependents of disabled or deceased veterans, must be enrolled in courses that apply to a definite program (baccalaureate or master’s degree and/or credential).

Also see: Military & Veterans Information & Services  chapter.

 

Enrollment & Degree Progress

Graduate students who apply for the following must enroll in courses that satisfy their degree program (master’s degree and/or credential):

  • Veterans’ Benefits (or for benefits as dependents of disabled or deceased veterans),
  • International students wishing INS certification,
  • Student athletes wishing to compete in intercollegiate sports, and
  • Students on most types of financial aid.