How do I apply for EOP?
Complete the CSU application for undergraduate admission. You may do so at Cal State Apply . If you have any questions, or problems during the application process, you can contact us at 657-278-2784. When calling our office, always have your CWID ready for ID purposes.
Submit all requested paperwork to Admissions & Records for your admission review. This may include all official transcript(s), test score report, state residency documents, and so forth. EOP cannot evaluate your application until your CSU admissions file is complete and the Office of Admissions & Records has made an admission decision.
Complete the application. At minimum, you must submit the following EOP application forms:
- Applicant Information Form
- Nomination or Recommendation Form
- Autobiographical Statement
Be sure to complete all the sections, especially the financial information on Form 1. If you are applying to more than one CSU campus, you may send a photocopy of your EOP application.
You are required to include your social security number on the EOP forms by authority contained in Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 41201.
Note: EOP at CSU Fullerton is usually closed to admission for the spring term. If you are applying for the spring term, you are encouraged to contact the office to confirm closure.
The EOP grant is state aid so you must apply for financial aid. You are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is available from high school counselors and college financial aid offices, or you may apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov . You will be eligible for the largest portion of financial aid if you submit the FAFSA by March 2. However, if you miss that date you should still apply. To be considered for an EOP grant, AB540 students should complete the CA DREAM Act application (not the FAFSA).
While there is no set deadline for EOP admissions, the earlier you apply to the CSU and EOP, the sooner you will receive an admission offer. EOP accepts applications until all slots are filled, some years as late as the summer just prior to enrollment.