|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 Program? If so, please use the button below to upload documents, remember to meet the deadline. Thank you!
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.
|Mondays||4:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
|Tuesdays||4:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
|Wednesdays||4:30 PM - 5:30 PM|
|Thursday||2:00 PM - 3:00 PM|
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
EOP at SSU
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.
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 meet ALL eligibility requirements in order to qualify:
- 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.
Learn more on how to apply to SSU.
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.