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2015 – 2016 Year Applicants
The EOP Application period for the 2015-2016 academic year opens October 1, 2014. The EOP Application and 2 Letters of Recommendation have to be received by the Application Deadline of March 2, 2015 for the EOP Application process to be completed and applications to be reviewed. Any Application, Letters or pending documents requested that come in after the deadline will be considered late. To apply, go online at: www.csumentor.edu.
The following is an online 7 short video series on 'How to Apply to EOP'.
The YouTube Playlist can be also found here in this link that is underscored. The 7 individual videos cover 1) basic Application Introduction, 2) the 5 Categories, 3) Personal Information, 4) Financial Information, 5) Autobiographical Statements, 6) Letters of Recommendation and 7) Application Review for submission.
I've applied to SSU (and EOP). How will I know if I've been accepted to the university? Track your application "Application Status" page.
I've been admitted to SSU! When will I know if I've been accepted to EOP? What do I need to do next? When will I know if I've been accepted to EOP? Start at the "First-time freshman applicant" page. What do I need to do next? Then go to the "Admitted to SSU" page.
I've been admitted to EOP! Now what?
View your checklist on the "Admitted to EOP" page. Then check out the Summer Bridge link for more info. Summer Bride is from June 27-July 2. Summer Bridge is MANDATORY for all EOP First Time Freshmen. Freshmen MUST attend Summer Bridge to be part of EOP at Sonoma State University. Because you will attend Summer Bridge you will NOT attend the SSU Orientation and do not need to pay the $255 orientation fee. If you have already paid for the SSU Orientation the $255 will be refunded to you.
We have reviewed your EOP application and need additional information to make an accurate assessment of your eligibility. An EOP Supplemental Application Form was emailed to you. You must complete the form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org before we can make a final decision. You can download the form at this Link for the PDF.
If you are unable to download the form we will mail one to you. Email your request for the form to email@example.com to ensure your application gets finalized.
Please let us know if you are no longer interested in EOP at SSU.
How do I choose My Freshman Learning Community? View the EOP Academy Information and learn how to sign up online Tell Me More About EOP View a PowerPoint Presentation of the EOP Program Freshmen | Transfer
Please help me understand my Finanical Aid Award
Click the link below to download a PowerPoint Presentation that will answer many questions regarding your Finacial Aid Award. This PowerPoint is designed by your EOP Advisors to help you understand how your financial aid applies to your educational expenses and living expenses. FinAid.ppt
Please Help Me Work Out a Budget!
Worksheet: Download a Financial sheet here- Estimate Budget Worksheet
Conference: "Stages of Development" presentation from the 2012 EOP Student Leadership Conference-CSU Chico.
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The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) in the California State Universities supports the success of students from low income family backgrounds and is designed to break the cycle of poverty. EOP at Sonoma State serves about 500 students who have overcome tremendous odds to be the first in their families to attend college. Most carry a full load of classes, are employed to help pay for their education and take out significant loans since their families do not have resources to contribute to their education.
EOP students have a high rate of community service and are strongly motivated to give back to others in need. Many of these inspiring students also achieve academic excellence, distinguish themselves as leaders and provide powerful role models of success to youth in low income communities. EOP students are encouraged to go on to graduate programs and subsequently often work to give help and hope to communities across California as teachers, social workers, healthcare professionals and a myriad of other professions.