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Who May Apply?

Who May Apply?

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to provide academic support services to historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged, first-generation college students.  The EOP program at CSUSB accepts applicants every Fall Semester who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a First-Time Freshman or a Transfer Student

    • First-time freshman applicants must meet the following academic requirements to be eligible for admission to CSU, Bernardino through EOP.
      • Be a high school graduate.

      • Have completed the college preparatory subject requirements with a grade of “C” or better.  Each applicant is evaluated individually and an overall pattern of achievement must be evident.  A college prep program of study should include at least 3 years of high school English and 2 years of high school mathematics, with a “C” grade or better.  All 8th semester college-prep courses must be passed with a “C” grade or better.

    • Transfer applicants must meet the following academic requirements to be eligible for admission to CSU, San Bernardino through EOP.

      • Must be an upper division transfer applicant (60 transferable units or more).

      • Have completed GE English Composition, Mathematics, Oral Communication and Critical Thinking requirements. 

      • Have earned a college grade point average of at least a 2.0 in transferable units attempted and be in good standing with the last institution attended.  Students who live outside of the determined Local Area may have a higher GPA requirement. Please check the Admissions website at for out-of-local area requirements.

  • Meet the EOP Income Guidelines

  • Be a first-generation college student

  • Demonstrate the need for academic assistance and support services

  • Demonstrate the academic potential and motivation to succeed

  • Be a California resident or qualify for a California Nonresident Tuition Exemption (AB 540/AB 2000/SB 68/SB 1141)

For more information on establishing residency: Admissions & Student Recruitment - Residency


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