Each semester, the EOP application process involves dedicated staff and long hours. During the spring 2008 application period, 1,239 transfer students applied to the Educational Opportunity Program. Of these, 106 were admitted to CSULB and EOP. The EOP Admission’s staff is responsible for following up with all EOP applicants and encouraging them to submit their completed EOP applications. Staff also advise them of their residency status to make sure that they have time to resolve any inaccuracies. (EOP applicants must be California residents to be eligible for our program.) In addition, staff answer any questions that our applicants have about the admissions process and try to ease the transition to CSULB.
During the admission process, each EOP applicant's file is screened to determine if they are eligible for EOP. Once the EOP file is complete and the university application has been evaluated by Enrollment Services, EOP staff members read each EOP application and review the applicant’s university record to determine if the student will be admitted to the program. By the time the semester starts, EOP has verified that all EOP admits have remained eligible and that they are all enrolled. If they are transfer students, they attend the EOP Transfer Orientation. EOP then directs the students to EOP counseling and retention, so they may receive academic advising. We then begin working on the next semester’s applicants.
For fall 2008 we already have 25,942 applicants!