The EOP application deadline is January 15, 2023. All applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. This is not a postmark date.

It is strongly suggested you apply, with a letter of recommendation received, by the priority deadline of January 31, 2023.

Application Procedures

  1. Submit a CSU application through Cal State Apply.
  2. You will have the option of completing the EOP application while you are completing the CSU application.
  3. Attach application fee or complete a fee waiver form (this can be completed online).
  4. Select at least one person to write a letter of recommendation for you. Only one letter is required for CSUCI; however, two are encouraged. This is submitted electronically via the Cal State Apply webpage. It is strongly suggested that letters of recommendation be completed by the deadline of January 31, 2023.
  5. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application by March 2, 2023. You may apply online at the FAFSA website or the California Dream Act Application website.
  6. Submit the GPA Verification Form by the March 2, 2023, deadline (for Cal Grant eligibility). For more information see the Cal Grant website.
  7. Check your email on a regular basis; all communication will be made via email.

Acceptance to EOP will remain pending until our EOP Selection Committee reviews your completed EOP file consisting of the following:

  • EOP application
  • At least one letter of recommendation
  • Confirmation of completed FAFSA or California Dream Act Application and income verification - due March 2, 2023
  • Confirmation of submitted GPA Verification Form - due March 2, 2023

This is a self-guided process. We strongly suggest you periodically call the EOP Office at 805-437-8939 to check on the status of your file.

Helpful phone numbers to assist you as you apply to CSUCI and EOP:

Office/AreaPhone Number
CSUCI Admissions office805-437-8520
EOP office805-437-8939
Financial Aid office805-437-8530
Disability Accommodations & Support Services805-437-3331
Campus tours805-437-8520
Housing & Residential Education805-437-2733
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