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EOP Deadlines

SSU EOP Application Deadlines
Term EOP Application Two Letters of Recommendation
Spring 2022 August 31 September 19
Fall 2022 January 15 January 31

Do you need to submit documents to Sonoma State's EOP Program? If so, please use the button below to upload documents, remember to meet the deadline. Thank you!

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EOP Admissions Zoom Drop-In Hours

Need help with your EOP application and/or To-Do List Items? Please join our EOP Admissions Zoom Drop-In Hours.

EOP Admissions team will hold Zoom drop-ins. If you would like to drop in with our SSU Admissions Team, visit and enter the meeting ID 941 419 9698 or click here to join our drop-ins.

Join us every Monday from 2 pm - 3 pm and Thursday from 5 pm - 6 pm. 


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The Educational Opportunity Program designs, administers, and supports programs that deliver access and retention services to historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students. An EOP student has the potential to perform satisfactorily in the CSU but has not been able to realize this potential because of economic or educational background. The program provides admission, academic, and financial assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students.

Note: In order to qualify for EOP, an applicant must first be admitted to Sonoma State. 

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Who Can Apply?

EOP applicants must be historically low-income, educationally disadvantaged students who need admission assistance and support services to succeed in college. They must demonstrate academic potential, motivation to succeed, and meet the income criteria.

EOP Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for our EOP program at Sonoma State University, you must:

  • Be historically low-income
  • Be a first-generation college student (parent(s)/legal guardian(s) have not completed a bachelor's degree)
  • Be a California resident (undocumented students can qualify for EOP)
  • Be an undergraduate student applying to Sonoma State University

How to Apply to SSU?

Fall 2022 application opens on October 1. Start your application at Cal State Apply.

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COVID-19 Impact on Admissions

The California State University and Sonoma State University are committed to helping high school and community college students overcome college admissions challenges presented by the physical closures of schools. The CSU has taken steps to ensure students are not adversely impacted by these disruptions and can achieve their SSU education as scheduled. For further details, please review the CSU's updates for first-time first-year students and for transfer students

Thank you for your interest in applying to Sonoma State University and EOP! Please review SSU’s application filing deadlines, admissions criteria, and impacted majors for more information.