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EOP Admissions FAQ

How does a student apply for EOP and find out if they are accepted?

Students should: Follow the guidelines on our web site to apply for EOP services. If you are accepted into Cal Poly for the upcoming fall quarter, check your Student Center To-Do List within your Cal Poly Portal for notifications and/or further actions to take. 

Can Non-EOP students gain eligibility for the program after being admitted to Cal Poly?

NO. The EOP determination is set at the time of admissions only.

Does EOP accept applications for Winter, Spring and Summer Quarters?

NO. EOP at Cal Poly only accepts applications for Fall Quarter.

If I miss the deadline, is there any chance of applying after that deadline?

Contact the CSU campus directly to find out if there is an appeal process.

Does an EOPS community college transfer student automatically become an EOP student at Cal Poly?

NO. EOPS is an entirely different program than EOP. Consideration for EOP at Cal Poly is part of the admissions process and you must apply for EOP to be considered.

What are the responsibilities of an EOP student?

An EOP student must be responsible for: Completing a minimum of 12 units per quarter or 36 units per year. Maintaining quarterly contact with his/her academic advisor. Utilizing academic support services on campus.

Does an EOP student automatically get an EOP grant from Financial Aid?

NO. Not all EOP students receive the EOP grant. The grant is part of the total financial aid award and is determined by the Financial Aid Office. The grant is awarded based on availability of funds, as well as the student's financial need and class level.

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