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EOP Admissions


EOP is available to graduating high school seniors and upper-division undergraduate college transfer students with 60 or more transferable units. You are eligible for EOP if:

  • You are a California resident or qualify for AB 540/2000 nonresident tuition exemption.
  • Neither parent has received a four-year college degree.
  • Your family meets the EOP Income Guidelines.

How to apply

To apply for EOP, you must complete Cal State Apply (our application is integrated within) by January 15, 2022. 

To help you prepare for the application process, please see this:

EOP Application Worksheet

Step 1 — Click “YES”

Cal State Apply will offer you the opportunity to indicate your interest in EOP.

Click “YES” if you are interested.

You will be prompted to answer questions specific to the EOP program. These are critical and we advise you to fill them out as thoughtfully and thoroughly as possible.

Step 2 — Letters of Recommendation

Cal State Apply will request the names and email addresses of two people who will provide letters of recommendation.

Provide the names and emails of two recommenders: one academic and one professional, or two academic.

Cal State Apply will email your recommenders a link to an online form.

Letters of recommendation are due by October 15, 2022.

— Make sure you input the correct email address.
— Recommenders can only submit their letter using the email address you provide.
— Family members cannot submit letters of recommendation.

Step 3 — Follow up

It is your responsibility to follow up with the EOP Admissions office to complete your file and to make sure that all of your documents have been received

Important Dates


Spring 2023 – Transfer Students

EOP is accepting domestic upper-division transfer applicants and returning students for select majors for spring 2023. The application filing period opens on August 1, 2022. 

The following majors are CLOSED for Spring 2023:

  • Food Science and Technology BS
  • Nursing – Basic Pre-Licensure BSN
Deadline Item
August 31, 2022 Cal State Apply Application for Admission.
September 9, 2022

If applying to Music BM, submit an Admission Audition Video to the Music Department.

August 31, 2022

EOP Application Deadline. Cal State Apply Application.

October 15, 2022

Deadline to submit any missing EOP Admissions supplemental documents.

November 1, 2022 University deadline to accept admission offer by submitting $100 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD).
January 23, 2023

First day of classes. Spring instruction begins.

For additional information about university deadlines for spring 2023, visit spring 2023 admission deadlines

Fall 2023 – Freshman, Transfer and Returning Students

EOP is accepting domestic freshman, upper-division transfer applicants, and returning students for Fall 2023. Applicants must apply via the online Cal State Apply application between October 1, 2022 – November 30, 2022.

EOP Fall 2023 Important Dates

Deadline Item
December 16, 2022 Cal State Apply Application for Admission
January 15, 2023

 Cal State Apply EOP Application Deadline.

January 31, 2023

Deadline to submit any missing EOP Admissions supplemental documents.

March 2, 2023

Submit FAFSA or California Dream Act application.

April 2023 Cal State LA Preview Day (TBA) 
EOP Open House (TBA)
May 1, 2023

University deadline to accept admission offer by submitting a $100 Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD).

July 15, 2023

Deadline to submit final official high school transcripts (with graduation date posted) to University Admissions.

August 21, 2023

First day of classes. Fall instruction begins.

Freshmen Application – Important information for fall 2023 admission

Transfer Application – Important information for fall 2023 admission

I've Applied, What's Next?

The Educational Opportunity Program will contact you about the status of your application by April 2.

Students who have been selected will be invited to participate in Summer Bridge, Transfer Bridge, or Transition Day.