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    First Time Transfer Admissions Information

First Time Transfer

In addition to submitting the CSUN and EOP application to Cal State Apply, the following are required to be considered for EOP Admission:

Required Documents

  • 2 recommendations (on Cal State Apply).  At least one must be from a school official who knows you both academically and personally—professor/instructor, counselor, coach, etc.  The second can be from a professor/instructor, community organization, employer, etc.  Recommendations from friends or family members will not be accepted.

Please note that you are responsible for ensuring that your recommendations have been submitted.


November 30, 2020

Deadline to submit CSU Application

January 15, 2021

Deadline to submit EOP Application

January 31, 2021

Deadline to submit EOP Recommendation Forms - make sure to follow-up with your selected recommenders.

March 2, 2021

Priority deadline for FAFSA, California Dream Act, and Cal Grant deadline. You can apply as early as October 2020. The sooner you apply, the sooner your information will be processed!

Frequently Asked Questions

How important are the EOP application and supporting documents?
The EOP application and supporting documents are an important part of the admissions process. We complete a detailed evaluation of each application and make admissions decisions based on the information you provide in conjunction with the minimum requirements, an interview, and your university records.

If I’m in EOPS at my community college, am I automatically in EOP at CSUN?
No. Being in EOPS at the community college does not guarantee admission to CSUN EOP. And, while a recommendation from your EOPS counselor is valuable, all candidates are evaluated based on their fulfillment of the minimum requirements above as well as a detailed evaluation of the EOP application.

What are the differences between EOPS & EOP?
EOP does NOT provide: Book grants/vouchers, priority registration, child care, parking or progress reports.

Withdraw your EOP application

If you would like to formally request that your CSUN EOP application be withdrawn, please complete the form below:


By completing the form, you will no longer be considered for EOP at CSU, Northridge and will not be able to reapply in the future.

Important Information

Prospective Students be require to provide a copy of their Tax forms or EOP Financial Verification form along w/ supporting documents.  We may require parents tax forms as well to determine “historically” low-income. 

If you answer NO to ALL of the questions below, then you are considered a DEPENDENT student even if you don’t live with your parents, are not claimed by your parents on their tax forms, or are paying for your own bills and educational expenses. You are required to provide your parents’ financial information.

1. You are 24 years of age or older

2. You are married

3. You have children who receive more than half of their support from you

4. You are currently serving on active duty in the U.S. armed forces for purposes other than training

5. You are a veteran of the U.S. armed forces

6. At any time since you turned age 13, were both of your parents deceased, were you in foster care, or were you a ward or dependent of the court?

7. You are an emancipated minor or are you in a legal guardianship as determined by a court

8. You are an unaccompanied youth who is homeless

Why does CSUN EOP require a financial document?

One of the initial criteria to be considered for EOP at CSUN is to meet the low income guidelines. Submission of federal tax documents (or other financial documents if your household does not, and is not required to, file taxes) is required in order to enable us to determine whether or not a student meets these low-income guidelines. See below for examples.

For security reasons, these documents should ONLY be faxed, mailed, or walked in – please DO NOT email them.

In addition, for your own peace of mind, please cover or cross out all of the social security numbers except for the last four digits of the applicant’s social security number on all financial documents. Make sure that any bank account information is also covered or crossed out.

My Household Files Taxes

This year students attending an interview will be required to bring a complete copy of their parents 2019 federal income tax forms, including Schedule CSE or Schedule E (if applicable).

Sample forms:

2018 Form 1040 (sample) OR  2019 Form 1040 (sample) 

Schedule C 

Schedule SE

Schedule E

My Household Does Not File Taxes

If parents don’t file and are not required to file taxes, then you must submit the EOP Financial Verification form along w/ supporting documents (see below).

Supporting documents:

They can also print the SS Benefits by going to: https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/proof-of-benefits.html

Independent Student

Independent students will need to bring a copy of their 2019 federal income taxes, or EOP Financial Verification form w/ supporting documents. 

Supporting documents:

Foster Youth or Ward of Court

If a student is a Foster Youth or Ward of Court, then they need to bring a copy of the Proof of Court Dependency letter.  Foster youth can contact their county ILP to request proof of court dependency, go to:


Transfer Students

Will be require to provide a copy of their Tax forms or EOP Financial Verification form along w/ supporting documents (see below). We may require parents tax forms as well to determine “historically” low-income.


Military: If unemployed and not attending college, proof of military benefits