California State University (CSU)
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With 23 campuses, CSU is the largest, most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Many CSU campuses have higher standards for certain majors or for students who live outside the local admission area. Because of the number of students who apply, several campuses have higher standards (supplementary admission criteria) for all applicants. Make sure to learn about admission requirements early in your high school career.
Early Assessment Program (EAP): In the spring, all 11th graders participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) in English Language Arts/Literacy and mathematics. Students will be given their EAP results during their senior year, which will be used to determine their readiness to take college level English and math courses before attending a California State University (CSU) or one of the participating California Community Colleges (CCC). EAP results are not used for admission.
The CSUs Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is an admission-based program that increases access and provides admission, academic and financial support services to historically underserved low income, first-generation college students throughout California.
EOP provides services including Summer Bridge, Promise Scholars, and developmental academic advising. These programs and services encourage students to make conscious connections between the acquisition of skills and their application to academic, social and professional lives. Click HERE to watch a video about EOP.
Services Offered by EOP:
Assistance in completing CSU & EOP applications for prospective applicants
Summer Bridge Experience
Holistic Academic Advising
Financial Support through the EOP Grant (if eligible – see section in Scholarships section)
Students can apply to any of the 23 CSU campuses on the Cal State Apply website. The application period for Fall 2023 admission will be from October 1 to November 30, 2022.
Planning to live on campus? You'll need to complete the CSU Residence Questionnaire HERE