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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some additional questions with answers that students most frequently ask.

How does a student check the status of their EOP application?

Call the EOP office at (909) 537-5042 or email to check your status with the EOP Admissions Staff.

Does EOP help AB 540 students?

Yes, EOP is committed to ensuring academic opportunities to all students regardless of citizenship status.

The CSU Chancellor's Office provides systemwide resources for undocumented students.

Generally, establishing residence in California for tuition purposes requires a combination of both physical presence and intent to remain.

Responses on the Cal State Apply application and if needed, the Residence Questionnaire are used in making this determination.

An adult student must have established and maintained permanent residence in California at least one year prior to the residence determination date to show intent of becoming a California resident.

A minor derives residence from the custodial parent or the parent with whom the minor child most recently resided.

How do I make an appointment with my EOP Counselor?

Have your Coyote ID ready and call (909)537-5042 to check your counselor’s availability.

Do I need to re-apply every year for EOP?

No, EOP is an admissions program and once admitted you will remain in EOP status throughout your undergraduate education. Students previously admitted through regular admissions at CSUSB cannot be admitted to EOP.

If you were previously an EOP student at another CSU campus, you will need to contact our office to complete a CSU EOP Transfer Verification form.

What are the differences in services provided by EOP and EOPS?

EOP and EOPS share the same goals and objectives in assisting low income, first generation college students.

However, EOP is an admissions program that provides admissions assistance and academic support services.

You must apply EOP and be admitted before enrolling in your first semester at the university and adhere to EOP admissions deadlines.

Does EOP provide textbook vouchers?

No, EOP does not provide book vouchers.

However, the EOP grant may be used for school supplies including books.

If I submitted my CSU application and did not mark the EOP interest question with a YES, is it too late to apply to EOP?

No, it is not too late to apply to EOP.

You need to log back into your Cal State Apply account and click on the Apply Online tab. Then click on the Supporting Information Tile and then on the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) link. Follow the online prompts for the rest of the application. Remember to hit “SUBMIT” upon completion.

Please note, the CSUSB EOP Application deadline is January 15, 2021.

Does EOP offer priority registration?

Yes, EOP offers Priority I registration for each class level for the first year of attendance

What if a student is applying to EOP and does not meet the requirements to be admitted into the university?

EOP admits a limited number of applicants each year that do not meet all of the requirements for admission.

Applicants that are considered for an 'exception admission' must demonstrate the motivation and potential to succeed in obtaining a baccalaureate degree.

Are EOP grants from financial aid automatically given to EOP students?

No. Not all EOP students receive the EOP grant.

The EOP Grant is part of the total financial aid award and is determined by the Financial Aid Office.  The EOP Grant is awarded based on the availability of funds, as well as the student's financial need and class level.

It is highly recommended that students submit their FAFSA or their CA Dream Act application early because awards are based on a first-come, first-served basis.

After being accepted into EOP and CSUSB, what does EOP expect from the student?

An EOP student must be responsible for the following:

  • Maintain good academic standing
  • Complete a minimum of 12-15 units per semester with a 2.0 GPA
  • Meet each semester with their counselor
  • Utilize academic and student support services
  • Maintain current email, a mailing address and phone number with the EOP office

Do Extended Opportunity Program & Service (EOPS) students transferring from a community college, automatically become EOP students at CSUSB?

No. EOPS students have an advantage over other applicants because they are familiar with an academic support program, but that does not guarantee admission.

EOPS students are asked to declare their affiliation with EOPS on the Cal State Apply application, but must complete the same application process as everyone else.

May current CSUSB students apply?

No. The EOP determination is set at the time of admission only.

What do I need before I come in or call?

Upon contacting us you will need your Coyote ID. This is how we will verify we are looking at the correct students’ information. It is also a good idea to make a list of questions you may have so you don’t forget anything once you give us a call or come in.