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Apply to the Renaissance Scholars Program

Eligibility Requirements

  • Qualify for admission to Cal State San Bernardino as a freshman or transfer student
    • For CSUSB eligibility information and to access the application for admissions, go to CSU Apply. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, but must apply between October 1st and November 30th to be considered for the fall term of the following year.
    • A limited number of students who do not meet eligibility requirements, but have demonstrated the motivation and potential to succeed at the university level are granted special admissions consideration.
  • Qualify for admission to Cal State San Bernardino as a freshman or transfer student
  • Qualify for EOP (Educational Opportunity Program). For eligibility information and to access the EOP application, go to the EOP Page at CSU Apply. Students are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as EOP reviews applications on a first-come, first-served basis. EOP admission placements are limited and admissions is closed once enrollment capacity is reached.
  • Be a highly motivated current or former foster youth, between the ages of 17-25, who demonstrates academic potential
  • Be a California resident or qualify for an AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption
  • Qualify as an Independent Student under federal financial aid guidelines
  • Apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  by the priority filing date, March 2nd
  • Apply for Cal Grant by completing the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form  by March 2nd
  • For students who qualify for an AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption, you may file for state- and institutional-funded financial aid by filing a California Dream Act Application at California Dream Act. Like the FAFSA, you must file the Dream application as soon as possible after January 1st and by the California financial aid priority filing deadline of March 2nd.
  • For students that were in foster care between the ages of 16-18, apply for the Chafee Grant
  • Be able to participate in the EOP Summer Bridge Program (required for first-time freshmen only)
  • Eligible foster youth are contacted by the Program Coordinator and invited to CSUSB for a personal interview and campus tour
  • Acceptance into the EOP Renaissance Scholars Program will be determined after the personal interview

*Deadline to apply is March 26, 2021*

Please apply to the Educational Opportunity Program’s Renaissance Scholars Program (RSP) below: