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EOP Deadlines

SSU EOP Application Deadlines
Term EOP Application Two Letters of Recommendation
Spring 2023 August 31 September 19
Fall 2023 January 15 January 31

Do you need to submit documents to Sonoma State's EOP? If so, please use the button below to upload documents by 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.

Spring 2023 EOP Admissions Drop-In Schedule
Day  Time
Monday 4 - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 4 - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. - noon
Thursday 4 - 5 p.m. 
FridayDrop-In 1 - 2 p.m.


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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: To qualify for EOP, an applicant must first be admitted to Sonoma State. 

Income Guidelines  
How to apply to EOP  
Financial Assistance

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 EOP at Sonoma State University, you must meet ALL eligibility requirements:

  • Be an undergraduate student applying to Sonoma State University (graduating high school senior or transfer student)
  • First-generation college student (neither parent has a four-year bachelor's degree from a U.S. institution)
  • Historically low-income (meet EOP income guidelines)
  • Be a California resident (have lived in California for at least three years and have a high school diploma or equivalent or an associates degree) ***undocumented students can qualify for EOP

How to Apply to SSU

The fall 2023 application opens on October 1. Start your application at Cal State Apply.

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COVID-19 Impact on Admissions

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 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.