CSUN EOP Admissions

What is CSUN EOP?

The Educational Opportunity Programs (EOP) at California State University, Northridge provides access and retention services to highly motivated, historically low-income, educationally disadvantaged, first-generation college students; a population that not only reflects the diversity of CSUN’s feeder communities but also the diversity of the University itself.  who meet CSU criteria or may require special admissions consideration.

EOP Provides:

Assistance in completing CSU Mentor & EOP applications.

Transitional Experience - for first time freshmen and first time transfer students. These programs are designed to give student’s a head start toward a successful college experience and the opportunity to begin building community with other students. 


Holistic Academic Support Services

Student Advocacy

Student engagement

  Financial support: EOP Grant (if eligible)

Furthermore, academic support services are provided to all students through the Student Services Center/EOP Satellite office located in each academic college and for undecided students in the Advising Resource Center/EOP. 

Who May Apply:

To apply, students must demonstrate academic potential and motivation, meet the EOP income guidelines* and be California residents or qualify for AB 540/2000 nonresident tuition exemption. - A limited number of students who may not be routinely eligible (but who have demonstrated motivation and potential to matriculate and graduate) are granted exceptional admission consideration.

How to get into college:

Former EOP Resilient Scholar, Karisma Gideon talks about her college experience.


See what EOP means to our students

Students at California State University, Northridge share their thoughts about what EOP means to them in this powerful video: