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Next Steps For Incoming Students

I want to apply

  • How and When:
    • Via Cal State Apply between October 1 - November 30 during the Admission application cycle

  • Requirements:
    • EFC of $1,500 or below
    • California Resident or AB540 student
    • First Generation students given priority admission
    • Apply by the deadline!

  • Important Dates:
    • Apply: October 1 - November 30
    • Apply for Financial Aid: October 1 - January 5
    • Submit Letters of Recommendation by January 30
    • First Contact: June (dates of website)
    • BEST Summer Bridge: mid-July - mid-August (5 weeks)
    • Transfer Bridge: end of July

    I Have Applied
    • You will receive an EOP admission decision in March/April when SDSU Admission decisions have been released

Come visit the LSC Area


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EOP Learning Support Center(LSC) is offering tutoring & workshops during this Spring 2018 semester. Please click here to see this semester's tutoring schedule.

If you have any questions please visit the LSC homepage for more information.



Current Students

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Prospective Students

  • Fall 2018 Prospective Students Applying to SDSU for Fall 2018? Are you low income and the first in your family to go to college?

    • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) application will open on CalSate Apply beginning October 1 for the Fall 2018 academic year.
    • Applying to other CSU's? Do not forget to apply for EOP as well. Deadlines will vary, please visit the Cal State Apply status page to check.
    • You MUST be admitted to SDSU in order to be admitted to EOP.
    • The SDSU EOP Application deadline for Fall was January 15th, 2018.
    • DEADLINES for the EOP program at other CSU campuses are available on the CalState Apply website. Applicants are responsible for submitting their EOP application and checking their status at each campus of interest.
    • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their application is complete.
    • Per 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!
    • Click here for information on how to send application documents.

    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 Events website

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

Undocumented/AB 540 Students

  • The Undocumented Resource Area is now open falls under the umbrella of the Educational Opportunity Programs. Please feel free to stop by and visit the URA home page.

    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. You must use the same name as listed on CSU Mentor for CA DREAM Act to ensure proper matching. Filing the incorrect form will DELAY your financial aid award.

    The AB 540 web page has been updated with valuable information. Please visit the AB540 page for scholarships and other useful resources.