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The Educational Opportunity Program assists first-generation, historically low-income students with admission to the University. Students must apply to EOP before they begin their first term at CSUB.
Applying to the Educational Opportunity Program is easy! When you apply to CSUB or any CSU campus on the CSUMentor website, the application asks on question 37 if you are interested in the Educational Opportunity Program. Click "yes" on this option. Once you complete your application for admission, you are asked if you want to complete your EOP application. Follow the links to the EOP application to get this process started.
When you apply to EOP, there are four major sections; each is equally important. The first section gives us your contact information, and it helps us determine your history of economic disadvantage and parent income and education levels. The second part is your Autobiographical Statement--this is where we learn about you. You share with us your previous challenges and where you want your education at CSUB to lead. The last two sections are individual Recommendation Forms, each filled out by a different teacher, counselor, administrator, or employer who knows you well. With these four sections intact, you'll have a complete application!
Good news for transfers! In the place of the two recommendations, we ask that you bring, mail, or fax a verification of your prior EOP&S or EOP status from your original institution. These forms are quick to fill out and typically sent to us by your prior EOP or EOPS office. The fax number for EOP verifications is 661-654-6971, and the mailing address isEOP Admissions, CSU Bakersfield 23 AE 9001 Stockdale Hwy Bakersfield, CA 93311