Csu East Bay Transfer Acceptance Rate

Despite the fact that more than 12,000 students apply to transfer to Cal State East Bay each year, transfer students are still very welcome here. We are eager to have you join our community, whether you are transferring from a four-year institution or a community college.

Cal State East Bay values each student’s individual growth and is dedicated to helping them fulfill their personal and professional goals. Additionally, we work to ease the transition to CSUEB as much as we can. Below, you’ll find information on how to apply for transfer admissions, including guidelines, crucial dates, a checklist, and information on transferring credits.


Upper-division transfer students are required to:

  • Have completed 60 or more transferable semester (90 quarter) units
  • Have a grade point average (GPA) of 2. 0 or better in all transferable units attempted. Non-local students may be held to a higher GPA requirement. Please visit our Enrollment Plan for a list of the local areas we serve.
  • being in good standing at the most recent institution of higher learning
  • Have successfully completed at least 30 transferable semester (45 quarter) units of college-level coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course, at a level at least equal to courses that satisfy the General Education requirements at Cal State East Bay. Specifically, have successfully completed four courses in the following areas:
  • Oral Communication (typically 3 semester units): a public speaking course (A-1 at California community colleges); Written Communication (typically 3 semester units): a course in freshman English composition; Critical Thinking (typically 3 semester units): a course in logic or argumentation/debate; Mathematical Reasoning (typically 3 semester units): a math course with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite. Additionally accepted are the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements for quantitative reasoning, mathematical concepts, and English communication.

You can use the following resources to find out if your courses will transfer and/or satisfy the aforementioned requirements (A1, A2, A3, B4):

  • California Community College Courses: Search for courses in ASSIST.
  • The TES database of pre-approved transfer courses from private and out-of-state colleges is kept up to date by CSUEB. Given that it only includes courses that our staff has already reviewed, it does not necessarily follow that your course won’t be transferable if it is not listed. You can Search for Courses in TES.

In order to meet the increasing demand for students to transfer earlier to complete degrees more quickly, Cal State East Bay is now accepting applications from lower-division transfer students.

Lower-division transfer students are required to:

  • possess, at the time of transfer, fewer than 60 transferable semester units.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2. 0 (C) or better in all transferable units attempted.
  • possess a grade of C- or higher in A2 (Written Communication) and B4 (Quantitative Reasoning/Math).
  • Be in good standing at the last institution attended
  • Meet all requirements for freshman admission Have a GED or a high school diploma Have finished the A-G college prep requirements Have a 2 a 3 and a 50 or higher GPA as a California resident or high school graduate as a non-resident or non-California high school graduate with a GPA of 00 or higher

* Lower-division applicants may not apply to Nursing or Pre-Nursing. Students with more than 60 transferable units may apply to the Nursing major as upper division applicants.

For Upper-Division Transfer Students (Juniors and Seniors)

Applicants must adhere to all posted admission deadlines and fully satisfy the CSU transfer admission requirements. The minimum GPA to qualify for admission is a 2. 0.

CSUEB only accepts applications from upper-division transfer students. Upper division transfer candidates must fulfill all criteria for admission listed in the following table by the term indicated.

Upper-division Transfer Admission Requirements

If you applied for: Admission requirements must be completed by the end of the previous:
Spring Semester Summer Semester/Quarter
Fall Semester Spring Semester/Quarter

Transferable credits will be listed in a CSU Degree Audit Report (DAR) or degree audit report (DAR) for students after enrollment. Learn more by visiting Transferring Credits.

California State University East Bay is committed to and follows the Standard of the Principles of Good Practice of the National Association for College Admission Counseling in its student outreach and admission selection policies and procedures. Both the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) are proud to have Cal State East Bay as a member.

Admission Requirements for Transfer Students


What GPA do you need to transfer to Cal State East Bay?

Transfer Application Instructions Plus have an average GPA of 2. completed at least 30 transferable semester (45 quarter) units of college coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course, and had a cumulative GPA of at least 2.

Is it easier to get accepted as a transfer student?

The first thing you should be aware of is that acceptance rates for college transfers are lower than those for freshmen. According to NACAC%27s 2019 State of College Admission report, the average admit rate for transfer students was 61% compared to 66% for freshmen

What is the easiest college to transfer to?

Transfer Admission Rates
  • University of Wyoming – 97%
  • Washington & Jefferson College – 95%
  • University of Tennessee at Chattanooga – 94%
  • Old Dominion University – 92%
  • University of Oklahoma – 92%
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville – 91%
  • University of Kansas – 90%
  • East Carolina University – 89%

Which college has the highest transfer acceptance rate?

Schools With Favorable Transfer Admission Rates
Rank School Transfer Accept %
1 Emory 33.7
2 Vanderbilt 17.6
3 UNC 46.9
4 Georgia Tech 40.7

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