Apply to EOP

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed for undergraduate students that meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Are considered California residents or AB540 students. 
  2. Have a history of low-income (as determined by the FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, EFC under $1500. EFC between $1501- $5000 will only be considered if there is space available in the program). 
  3. Are from an educationally disadvantaged background. Students must be the first generation of their family to earn a four year college degree. The students' parents cannot have earned a Bachelor's degree in any country.

CSU CAMPUS DEADLINES

Fall 2023 - Spring 2024 EOP PDF coming soon

Fall 2022 - Spring 2023 EOP deadlines: https://www2.calstate.edu/attend/student-services/eop/Documents/eop-admission-by-term.pdf [pdf]


FALL 2022
  • The deadlines to apply and be accepted to EOP have passed.  To be fair and equitable, we do not accept late or incomplete applications.
  • EOP acceptance can only occur at the time of admission to SJSU/CSU, you will not be able to apply for EOP at any point later on in your undergraduate career.

SPRING 2023
  • Please note that EOP at SJSU does not accept/evaluate any Spring applications.  We are closed for Spring 2023. 
  • EOP acceptance can only occur at the time of admission to SJSU/CSU, you will not be able to apply for EOP at any point later on in your undergraduate career.
  • Returning SJSU EOP students should email us for recertification.

FALL 2023 

STEP 1: SJSU ADMISSION
Apply  to SJSU for Fall 2023 between October 1 - November 30, 2022 via Cal State Apply
 
Be sure to indicate the following in both sections, if any of the statements apply:
  • CSU application: if one or more apply; former and current foster youth, ward of the court, unaccompanied or homeless youth, and youth under legal guardianship.
  • EOP application: a "Yes" response to the foster youth question.
  • Guardian Scholars Program application and information.
STEP 2: EOP APPLICATION
Apply to EOP for Fall 2023 by November 30, 2022 for priority consideration via Cal State Apply. 
  • The final EOP deadline to submit your complete EOP application to SJSU is January 15, 2023.
  • Be sure to indicate SJSU for your EOP application if you are applying to more than one campus.
  • To be fair and equitable to all students, we do not accept late or incomplete applications.
  • Students can only be admitted to EOP at the start of their CSU/SJSU undergraduate career and are not eligible to apply for EOP at a later date or semester.
RETURNING SJSU EOP STUDENTS OR CSU EOP TRANSFERS 
If you meet one of the following criteria, you must email the EOP Office by January 31, 2023
  • If you are a returning SJSU EOP student, email the EOP Office for EOP re-certification.
  • If you are a transfer from a CSU EOP (you were an EOP students at a prior California State University), email the EOP Office for EOP verification.
 STEP 3: RECOMMENDATION FORMS
  • Applications to EOP must have two (2) recommendation forms submitted online via Cal State Apply by January 31, 2023. No late submissions for any reason may be accepted.
  • Due to the volume of applicants, EOP can not individually check the status of your application/form. 
  • All recommendations must be submitted online via Cal State Apply ONLY, and paper letters/forms will not be accepted.
STEP 4: FAFSA/CA DREAM ACT APPLICATION
  • EOP applicants, as part of their EOP application,  must have the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application complete and submitted to SJSU by the EOP deadline of January 31, 2023.
  • If there is space in the program, we will review FAFSA/CADA applications submitted between February 1 - March 2, 2023.  

I've Applied - Now What? 

  • Cal State Apply Help Center and Technical Support for any application questions or difficulties: https://help.liaisonedu.com/Cal_State_Apply_Applicant_Help_Center

  • Continually check Cal State Apply to keep track of your recommendation forms. You may also log back in to check the status of your recommendation form.

  • EOP Fall 2023 acceptance decisions will be sent out in mid April 2023.

  • Make sure to follow all the necessary steps required by university admissions.

  • Regularly check your MySJSU account messaging for important information and To Do items.

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For More Information, please send an email to eop@sjsu.edu