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General Policies



Cal State East Bay Continuing Education accepts enrollment from all adults (high school graduates, college students, and professionals) and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, disability, marital status, religion, or sexual preference. The University Catalog lists the complete text of the University's nondiscrimination policies. Continuing Education abides by these same policies.

Included in this section are Continuing Education policies and general information regarding official records and name changes, grading, and credit types. You also may find our registration policies information helpful.

Official Record

Cal State East Bay and the Continuing Education office are governed by Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 (Buckley Amendment). The full text of the FERPA Act, as amended, is available for inspection. The campus is authorized under this act to release "directory information" concerning students unless the campus has received a prior written objection from the student specifying information not to be released. Questions regarding student prerogatives under this act should be directed to the Office of Academic Services and Programs.

Name Change or Correction

If for some reason, after registration, you need to change or correct your name or SSN in our records, please fill out, sign, and submit a change request form.

Tax Information

Please Note:

The content on this page is for general information only. Students are encouraged to check with current IRS regulations and/or their tax advisor for all applicable tax advantages.

Tax Deductions

Treasury regulations may permit an income tax deduction for certain educational expenses undertaken to:

  1. maintain/improve skills required in one's employment, or
  2. meet requirements of an employer or a law imposed as a condition of retention of employment, job status, or rate of compensation.

Students should refer to current IRS regulations for more information.

Tuition Tax Credits

As of July 1998, up to $1,000 may be used as a Tuition Tax Credit. For eligible students the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit is available at all educational and enrollment levels. The credit is based on the amount of qualified tuition and fees, less grants, and other tax-free educational assistance and the taxpayer's modified adjusted gross income.'

Consult IRS regulations, Taxpayer Relief Act HR 2014, IRS Publication 970, or your tax preparer for additional information.


Posting of Grades

Grades are posted to the Web approximately 14 days after the end of each class. Students can reference their grades through MyCSUEB, using their university NetID. Official transcripts are also available at that time. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits that grade information be provided over the phone.

Grading Chart

The grading chart below, used in regular University instruction, also applies to grading of courses offered by Continuing Education. For more information on grading policies, visit the University's Grading and Academic Standards page in the University Catalog. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of these policies and procedures.

A Excellent
A- Excellent
B+ Good
B Good
B- Good
C+ Satisfactory
C Satisfactory
C- Satisfactory
D+ Poor
D Poor
F Failing
CR Credit
NC No Credit

Administrative Grading Symbols

  • RP = Report in Progress
  • I = Incomplete (Authorized)*
  • IC = Incomplete Charged*
  • RD = Report Delayed
  • W = Withdrawal
  • WU = Withdrawal Unauthorized**
  • AU = Audit

*An "I" must normally be made up within one calendar year immediately following the end of the term during which it was assigned. If the incomplete grade is not completed within the approved time period, the "I" will convert to "IC." This will be calculated as an "F" in GPA calculations.

**A "WU" is assigned when you have not withdrawn from a course and also have failed to complete course requirements. The "WU" is counted in your GPA as an "F" grade.

Types of Credit

Academic Credit

Courses conferring academic credit are numbered 1000 through 7999 and are divided into eight ranges. Many courses in our catalog are upper-division level extension (7000-7699) and graduate level extension (7700-7999).

Courses numbered 7000-7699 are usually applicable toward educational credits at Cal State East Bay, state clear credential, salary increments, and some state supplementary authorizations.

If you plan to receive elective units in a degree or credential program at Cal State East Bay students cannot take courses for Credit/No Credit.

Certain courses in our catalog (tagged with an "s" suffix) are designated as "special session" courses. These provide resident credit and are not subject to the limits of transferability listed above.

Continuing Education Credit

Many courses in our catalog (8000-8999) carry CEUs, a nationally recognized unit of measurement for any of a variety of nonacademic programs which may apply toward re-licensure, promotion, or career advancement.


Noncredit courses (9000-9999) are designed for personal enrichment.

Honors Credit

A maximum of 15 units taken through Open University may be applied toward graduating with honors from the University. No other units taken through Cal State East Bay Continuing Education will be counted for honors.

Unit Equivalency

Continuing Education courses are measured in quarter units of credit convertible to semester units. 10 hours of class time equals one quarter unit.

Quarter UnitsSemester Unit Equivalent
1 Quarter Unit 2/3 Semester Unit
2 Quarter Unit 1 1/3 Semester Units
3 Quarter Unit 2 Semester Units
4 Quarter Unit 2 2/3 Semester Units
5 Quarter Unit 3 1/3 Semester Units
6 Quarter Unit 4 Semester Units

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