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, 2024.

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

EOP Application Worksheet

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.

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 January 31, 2024.

— 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.

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

EOP is not accepting  applications for Spring 2024.

EOP is accepting domestic freshman, upper-division transfer applicants, and returning students for Fall 2024. Applicants must apply via the online Cal State Apply application between October 1, 2023 – November 30, 2023.

EOP Fall 2023 Important Dates

Deadline Item
November 30, 2023 Cal State Apply Application for Admission
January 15, 2024

Cal State Apply EOP Application Deadline.

January 31, 2024

Deadline to submit any missing EOP Admissions supplemental documents.

April 2, 2024

Submit FAFSA or California Dream Act application.

April 20, 2024 Attend Cal State LA Preview Day
May 1, 2024

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

July 15, 2024

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

August 20, 2024

First day of classes. Fall instruction begins.

Freshmen Application – Important information for fall 2024 admission

Transfer Application – Important information for fall 2024 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.