Here are some additional questions with answers that students most frequently ask.
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.
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.
No, EOP does not provide book vouchers.
However, the EOP grant may be used for school supplies including books.
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.
Yes, EOP offers Priority I registration for each class level for the first year of attendance
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Have your Coyote ID ready and call (909)537-5042 to check your counselor’s availability.
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.
No. The EOP determination is set at the time of admission only.