Educational Opportunity Program

How to Apply to EOP

Step 1 - Apply to CSU, Chico and EOP through Cal State Apply

  • Fill out the Cal State Apply application.

  • In the Personal Information quadrant, click on “Educational Opportunity Program,” which takes you to the EOP application.

  • In the Supporting Information quadrant, click on “EOP Recommendations.” You need to create two EOP Recommendation Requests that you will send to two different recommenders.

  • When you have completed your Cal State Apply application—along with the EOP portion—submit it.

  • If you are eligible for an application fee waiver, you can submit applications to up to four colleges at no cost to you. If you are not eligible for an application fee waiver, the cost is $70 for each college you apply to.

Step 2 - File for financial aid

  • You are required to file for Financial Aid before the March 2nd deadline.

Step 3 - Submit additional documentation

  • First-time freshman applicants are required to submit an unofficial high school transcript and two recommendation forms. Fall applicants must submit all documents by January 31st.

  • Upper-division transfer applicants are required to submit two recommendation forms. Fall applicants must have recommendation forms submitted by January 31st and spring applicants must have recommendation forms submitted by September 30th.
EOP Admissions Dates

Applying to EOP for Spring 2020 
Upper Division Transfer Students

  • Apply to CSU, Chico and EOP:
    Deadline August 31, 2019 

  • Submit additional documentation:
    Two Recommendation Forms are due September 30, 2020

  • Apply for financial aid 
    Deadline is March 2, 2019

  • Submit Intent to enroll:
    Due November 15, 2019

Applying to EOP for Fall 2020 
First-Time Freshmen and Upper Division Transfer Students

  • Apply to CSU, Chico and EOP:
    Deadline November 30, 2019 

  • Submit additional documentation:
    Two Recommendation Forms are due January 31, 2020. Freshman applicants must submit unofficial transcripts to EOP by January 31, 2020.
  • Apply for financial aid or CA Dream Act
    Deadline is March 2, 2020

  • Submit Intent to enroll:
    Due May 1, 2020