Educational Opportunity Program

Students sitting in a classroom, facing an instructor. Apply for EOP! Priority deadline for fall 2021: January 19, 2021, Cal State LA Educational Opportunity Program

Accepting applications through January 19, 2021

The Educational Opportunity Program is accepting applications for fall 2021 through January 19, 2021.

If you need support with your application, please attend one our application clinics taking place January 7, 12 and 14, from 4 – 5 p.m.

Sign up at Virtual EOP Application Clinics.

For more information about admissions, visit EOP Admissions and Important Dates.

How to reach us

To protect you and our staff during this health crisis, our programming and services are taking place online or by phone.

We will keep you updated on any changes. If you have any questions, please call (323)343-4367 (leave a message) or email [email protected]

EOP counseling by telephone, email and Zoom

EOP counselors are here for you. EOP advising services will take place in non-face-to-face environments, including telephone, email, and Zoom. 

To make an appointment or seek more immediate assistance, visit: Meet with Your EOP Counselor.


The Educational Opportunity Program helps first-generation, undergraduate students from California overcome social and economic barriers to attaining a higher education.

We work closely with students who have the potential for academic success, but have struggled in school because of economic or personal challenges.


EOP students are partnered with a counselor who will coach and support them throughout their time at Cal State LA. EOP counselors can help with questions concerning class registration, financial aid, life skills or any other matter that is important to students.

Academic support

Our Supplemental Instruction workshops and Academic Success workshops provide rigorous academic support to keep EOP students on track to graduate.

Other services

  • Assistance with the admissions and financial aid application process
  • Free tutoring
  • Laptop Loan Program
  • Summer Bridge Program
  • Career Guidance

Listen to what EOP alumni, students and staff have to say about the program: