The mission of the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs is to serve students from low income backgrounds and historically underserved communities by providing innovative and transitional services that facilitate the successful recruitment, retention and development of scholars and leaders as they persist toward a university degree.
We are here to support all current students:
Have questions for EOP or want to set up an appointment with your counselor? Visit our EOP Virtual Front Desk!
The EOP Public Information Assistants are available Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4: 00 pm to individually assist you via Zoom (ID: 971 7855 4497).
Please email [email protected] for any questions regarding how to apply to EOP and sign up for our summer transitional programs.
The Office of Educational Opportunity Programs & Ethnic Affairs (EOP) offers on-going services such as outreach, recruitment, and admission throughout the year. We provide on and off campus visits, presentations, and student panels.
EOP students are provided with the following services/resources:
- One-on-one advising (academic and personal)
- Learning Support Center (LSC) (a space for studying, tutoring, workshops, and computer access)
- A dedicated financial aid counselor in the EOP office space
- First Contact Orientation (for all incoming students)
- BEST Summer Bridge Program (for incoming first year students)
- Transfer Bridge Program (for incoming transfer students)
- SOAR Mentoring Program (peer-to-peer mentoring)
- Undocumented Resource Area (URA) (support and space for our undocumented and mixed status students)
- Opportunities for student employment in the EOP office (front desk, tutoring and office support)
- EOP Special Events and/or Sponsored Conferences
- An intimate Graduation Ceremony for our students and their loved ones
Additional services which are provided to SDSU EOP students on-site include, but are not limited to: wellness coaching, study abroad advising, career services advising, and CalFresh assistance. Students also have opportunities to gain leadership experience by joining one of our department supported student organizations, which consists of the EOP Student Advisory Board (ESAB), Guardian Scholars Student Advisory Board (GSSAB) and Education Without Borders (EWB).
San Diego State University is following the guidelines of county, state and federal public health officials and other authorities as it continues its academic and research mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the university’s COVID-19 site and SDSU Flex site for more information.
I Want to Apply...
How and When:
Via Cal State Apply between October 1 - November 30 during the Admission application cycle
- EFC of $1,500 or below
- California Resident or AB540 student
- First Generation students given priority admission
- Apply by the deadline!
- Apply: October 1 - November 30
- Apply for Financial Aid: October 1 - January 5
- Submit Letters of Recommendation by January 30
- First Contact: June (dates of website)
- BEST Summer Bridge: mid-July - mid-August (5 weeks)
- Transfer Bridge: end of July