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EOP Deadlines

SSU EOP Application Deadlines
Term EOP Application Two Letters of Recommendatoin
Spring 2021 September 15 September 30
Fall 2021 Janurary 15 January 31


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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 2021 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.