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Upcoming Events

  • EOP First Contacts
    Who: EOP Students
    When: Friday, August 19
    Time: TBD
    Where: Imperial Valley Campus

EOP First Contact

Incoming freshman or transfer student accepted to EOP? Sign-up for EOP First Contact Orientations. Click here.

Click Here to Sign Up for First Contact


Prospective Students

  • Fall 2017 Prospective Students Applying to SDSU for Fall 2017? Are you low income and first generation to go to college?

    1. Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) application will open on CSUMentor beginning October 1, 2016 for the Fall 2017 academic year.
    2. You MUST be admitted to SDSU in order to be admitted to EOP!!!
    3. The SDSU EOP Application deadline for Fall 2016 was May 27, 2016.
    4. DEADLINES for the EOP program at other CSU campuses are available on the CSU Mentor website: applicants are responsible for submitting their EOP application and checking their status at each campus of interest.
    5. The EOP application consists of three parts; a biographical statement, two letters of recommendation and proof of family income- click here for more information.
    6. Click here to see if you meet EOP Income Guidelines.
    7. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their application is complete. To check the status of an application, call the EOP Office at (619) 594-6298 Monday- Friday after 2:00 pm, and before 4:30 pm. Have your RED ID number available.
    8. Per our CSU guidelines, you are no longer eligible to join EOP once you have begun attending a CSU. You cannot apply next fall term. This is a one-time opportunity!
    9. Applying to other CSU's? do not forget to apply for EOP as well. Deadlines will vary please visit CSU Mentor to check (enter EOP and term: fall 2016).
    10. For information on how to send application documents please click here

    Need help filing your Financial Aid (FAFSA OR CA Dream act)? Check out the Cash For College Workshop provided by CAL SOAP programs. San Diego and Imperial county students check out the CAL Soap website.

    * Other CA CAL SOAP programs can be searched for on CA Student Aid Commission

** If you recently submitted your application, Recommendation form(s) and/or taxes, please allow 10 business days to process. Call Mon- Fri after 2pm to request a “status check” and have your SDSU RED ID handy.


Current & Incoming SDSU EOP Students

  • EOP Newly Admitted Incoming Students

    Click here for more information
  • EOP Learning Support Center(LSC) offers the following...

    Writing and Math Labs/ Workshops weekly

    View the Learning Support Center Schedule
  • Want to Get Involved?

    Whether you're a student leader, an advisor, a member of an existing organization or looking to start a new one; here's where you'll find everything you need to know about student organization events, policies, procedures, services, and resources.

    With more than 300 different student organizations at SDSU, there's guaranteed to be something here for you!


EOP (BEST) Summer Bridge Program

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For more about Summer Bridge, Click Here.


Undocumented/AB 540 Students

  • Fall 2016 new students are now eligible for EOP!

    What is an AB 540 student? An undocumented student who meets certain criteria and able to pay in-state tuition.

    Quick Tips for AB 540 students filling out a college application:

    1. Fill out all information correctly, including questions pertaining to you or your parents’ residency. If you do not answer accurately you may be classified as a foreign student and subject to nonresident tuition fees!
    2. If you do qualify for AB 540 status, please self-identify as such for SDSU admissions and EOP.
    3. Follow up on all requests and/or forms from your campus regarding residency questionnaires. If you have concerns or questions call the Admission office and ask for residency personnel that can help you. Everything stays confidential!
    4. Adhere to deadlines! This is VERY important as you may miss out on important information or opportunities.
    5. Fill out CA DREAM ACT–NOT the FAFSA. Even if you have been provided with a Social Security number via DACA; this is for work purposes only. Filing the incorrect form will DELAY your financial aid award. The deadline is March 2, 2016!

    The AB 540 web page has been updated with valuable information. Please click here for scholarships and other useful resources.


Guardian Scholars

  • Are you a potential Guardian Scholar?

    The SDSU Guardian Scholars Program is committed to helping students exiting the foster care system, are wards of the court, under legal guardianship or unaccompanied homeless youth.

    Quick Tips for GS students filling out a college application:

    1. Complete your CSU Mentor application: Mark “YES” when asked if you are interested in applying to EOP on section 11 of the CSU Mentor online application.
    2. On the EOP application mark “YES” to question 28, section (f) which asks if you are or were a former foster youth.
    3. EOP will e-mail you the SDSU Guardian Scholar Application.
    4. Adhere to deadlines! This is VERY important as you may miss out on important information or opportunities.

    The GS webpage has been updated with valuable information. Please click here for further information and other useful resources.