California State Universities (CSU)
CSU Application Website:
Application opens: October 1st -- December 15th, 2020 (for c/o 2021)
(no essay or letter of recommendations required on the application).
The CSU system is made up of 23 campuses across the state of California.
*CSU system is the largest PUBLIC education system in the US. Over 400,000 + students receive an education from one of the 23 campuses each year.
What Is the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)?
The Educational Opportunity Program is designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. EOP students have the potential and demonstrated motivation to perform satisfactorily at a CSU, but they have not been able to realize their potential because of their economic or educational background. The program provides admission and academic assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students. In many cases, the program offers financial assistance to eligible students. Campuses tailor their programs to accommodate the needs of their student population.
Please note: The criteria for acceptance to the EOP program at the CSU are more restrictive than those of the EOP&S program at California Community Colleges. Therefore, you may not be accepted to an EOP program at the CSU even though you may be an EOP&S student at a California Community College.
More information about the EOP program is available in the EOP Information and Application Forms or online at www.csumentor.edu/admissionapp/eop_apply.asp.
Apply to the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) online now!
Each CSU has a deadline to submit EOP application. Make sure to submit before their deadline.