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.

Who is eligible for EOP?

Students must meet two criteria to be considered for EOP.  We look at parent education level and parent/family income from all sources.  For parent education, if either parent earned a Bachelor's degree or better, you would be ineligible for EOP.  Please make sure you meet these two criteria before you apply.  For parent/family income, please consult the table below.

Fall 2015 EOP Income Guidelines

Income table

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 and complete the entire application--simply checking the box in the undergraduate application doesn't make you eligible for EOP.

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!

EOP&S Transfers

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 is

EOP Admissions, CSU Bakersfield
23 AE
9001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA 93311
 

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please feel free to call the EOP Admissions unit at 661-654-2276 or Rocky Maraccini, the EOP Admissions and Retention Coordinator, at 661-654-3219. 

Apply Here

Clicking this link will take you to the CSUMentor website where you can apply to the University and EOP.