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The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to improve student academic support of first-generation, low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. The program provides admission, academic, and financial assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students considered California residents or AB540 students.

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Be a part of Guardian Scholars

The Guardian Scholars Program helps former and current foster youth, unaccompanied homeless youth, and wards of the court. In conjunction with EOP, Guardian Scholars provides a safe, supportive foundation so you can thrive at SJSU—and in life.

EOP Requirements

EOP requirements are meant to support student’s personal and academic growth by connecting them with SJSU Campus Resources and EOP Services.  Thus, creating a SJSU community and sense of belonging; while also having EOP students be involved in their education by developing the skills necessary to successfully achieve their personal, professional, and academic  goals.


EOP PAGEs (Personal and Academic Growth Experiences) encompasses in-person and virutal events that can help you develop a breadth of skills that benefit your journey at SJSU and beyond graduation. There are various opportunities that include: academic and non-academic workshops, Career fairs and career counseling, Wellness events, Financial literacy workshops, and events that promote your personal, professional, and  academic growth.

EOP History

For over 50 years, the CSU Educational Opportunity Program has increased access and academic excellence by offering intentional support services and multifaceted community engagement to first generation students.

Inspirational stories from current students and alumni

Clark 100H Fishbowl Reservation

Complete the online form to request use of conference room Clark 100H. This room is open to SJSU academic departments and recognized SJSU Student Organizations.  This space has a maximum capacity of 20. Room requests will be processed within 2-3 business days.


The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides 30-60 minute presentations to groups of prospective students (K-12, community college students, and students part of educational or community based programs) who have an interest in learning about EOP and the Guardian Scholars Program (GSP) services, EOP admissions and program benefits. Submit a presentation request!

Stay in Touch!

Follow us on social media!  We frequently post campus events, important deadlines, and it is a great way to connect with the EOP community.
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Programs and Services

New to SJSU? Learn more about New Student Mentoring, “I Can, I Will,” academic coaching, Summer Bridge, and other programs and services to help EOP students transition to life at SJSU.

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We are here for you!

The EOP/Guardian Scholars office is located on the first floor of Clark Hall. You can meet with an advisor or mentor, attend a workshop, or just hang out in the comfortable lounge area.