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Spring Admissions, EOP

My EOP Application Status

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How to Apply

How and when do I apply to EOP?

  • Submission for CSU application: August 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014
  • Deadline for EOP application: October 4, 2014

To be considered for EOP you must indicate your interest in the program by checking the appropriate section on the CSU application. Once you have submitted your on-line University application you will be able to fill out the EOP Application on CSU Mentor. Your EOP file will be complete once we have received the completed Applicant Information Form and two Recommendation Forms. For step by step instructions go to: Application Procedure and Deadlines.

What happens next?

Your file will be complete once all required documents for the University and EOP are received. We review student files as quickly as possible. It is important for you to know that we have limited space available for EOP admits, so we cannot admit every student. Once we have filled all our available spots, we must stop admitting, even if we still have qualified students to review. Therefore, it is critical that you complete your file EARLY.

We will keep you informed of your application status by email. It is extremely important that you inform Enrollment Services immediately of any change in email (www.csulb.edu/applicationstatus). However, if you do not hear from us or the university within two months of your applying, it is your responsibility to follow up on your own application.

How are EOP participants selected?

Once your file is complete, it will be reviewed by a committee made up of EOP staff. The committee members review each file individually. Decisions are based on academic performance and personal information provided on the EOP forms. It is important that you provide the kind of information that helps the committee understand why you need EOP.

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Admissions Assistance

If you have questions about the EOP application, please go to our Application Procedure and Deadlines page.

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Parent Information Session

During the spring semester EOP offers Parent Information Sessions for students who have applied to CSULB and EOP and are considering attending CSULB. Please visit our website in the spring semester for more details about the sessions.

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Eligibility Requirements

You may apply to EOP if:

  • you are a California resident or qualify for an AB 540 nonresident tuition exemption
    AND
  • your family has a history of low-income (based on EOP Income Guidelines). Your parents, grandparents, etc. have always worked for low wages or have been on government assistance (low-income status is not temporary)
    AND
  • your parents have never received a four-year college degree, including any degree(s) from a foreign country
    AND
    • you are a high school graduate or passed the High School Proficiency Examination
      OR
    • you are an upper division (60 or more transferable units) undergraduate college transfer student and meet university admissions requirements
      OR
    • you did not graduate from high school, but meet the CSU freshman eligibility requirements through a GED program.

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Income Guidelines

2014 - 2015 EOP Family Income Guidelines*

Listed below are the income and family size guidelines established by the State of California for EOP eligibility:

Guidelines for Dependent Students
Family Size
Maximum Income
2
$35,700
3
$40,000
4
$46,300
5
$52,300
6
$58,100
7
$63,100
8
$69,400

 

Guidelines for Independent Students
Personal Status
Family Size
Maximum Income
Single, No Dependents
1
$15,200
Married, No Dependents
2
$26,600
With Dependents Other Than a Spouse
2
$45,900
3
$52,600
4
$62,000
5
$70,900
6
$80,800
7
$88,400
8
$95,900

* Based on the formulas used to determine the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) for federal student financial aid.

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