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Freshmen Admitted EOP Students


1. Freshmen Expectations: 2015 Summer Bridge Academy

  • Once admitted to Sacramento State as an EOP student, ALL entering EOP freshmen will be required to participate in the EOP Summer Bridge Academy. Summer Bridge is a pre-enrollment college readiness program designed to strengthen math, reading, and other college preparatory skills. There is no cost to students.

Note: The Summer Bridge Academy will fulfill the CSU Early Start requirement.

2. Create your SacLink account

  • Set up your SacLink account www.saclink.csus.edu if you have not already done so. This will allow you to access important information and communication via your My Sac State. This personal portal is how you will stay current with all campus information, access your personalized To Do List, get payment and account information, and search and register for classes. Access My Sac State at www.my.csus.edu

3. EOP ELM/EPT Entrance Exam: Freshmen Applicants ONLY!

CSU requires you to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry-Level Mathematics Test (ELM) before you enroll, unless you’re exempt. EOP Summer Bridge participants are placed in academic courses based upon their English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. Therefore, it is very important that students take these tests as early as possible in their senior year of high school.

Scores determine your EOP Summer Bridge Academy course placement. 
Prepare for this test!

Test Dates
Reporting Time
Test Type
Deadline for Online Registration
Jan 17, 2015
7:30 AM
Both EPT and ELM
Jan 2, 2015
Feb 14, 2015
12:00 PM
ELM Only
Jan 30, 2015
Mar 21, 2015
2:30 PM
EPT Only
Mar 6, 2015
Apr 11, 2015
7:30 AM
Both EPT and ELM
Mar 27, 2015
Apr 18, 2015
12:00 PM
ELM Only
Apr 3, 2015

4. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Financial Aid) Priority Filing Period: January 1st to March 2nd

5. Confirm your Sacramento State Intent to Enroll (ITE): March 1st - May 1st

  • All admitted undergraduate students must respond by May 1st in order to accept and confirm your attendance.

Note: this is a critical deadline! Failure to complete the ITE by the deadline will result in your application being withdrawn from consideration.
For more Information got to: https://webapps2.csus.edu/ite/

6. Submit your Online Summer Bridge Academy Verification: March 1st - May 1st

The EOP Verification link will be sent to EOP Admitted students between March 1st – April 1st.

  1. Please allow 15-25 minutes to complete the Online EOP Verification Form.
  2. Please note that you MUST complete the entire enrollment process in one sitting. You will NOT be able to save your responses to come back and finish later.
  3. If you will be driving yourself to campus during the Summer Bridge Academy, please have the following information ready before you begin: your Driver’s License number and your Vehicle Plate Number.
  4. Also, please be sure you have printing capabilities as you are required to print documents.
  5. If you have completed Advanced Placement exam(s) and/or Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) course(s), please have your scores before you begin.

7. Submit all the required Summer Bridge Academy documents: March 1st - May 1st.

  • Print all the required Summer Bridge Academy documents that will be sent you with your EOP email notification between March 1st – April 1st.

8. Student Orientation

  • June 29th - When you are accepted to Sacramento State, register for the Sacramento State New Student Orientation. For more Information see the Orientation webpage - www.csus.edu/acad/orientation

Note: Orientation is a REQUIRED program for all incoming students and it will take place on specific dates during the summer.

9. Sacramento State Housing: Application Available in March

  • Summer Bridge does NOT provide Housing
  • See the Housing webpage for more information regarding On-campus Housing Information
  • Students who are looking for off campus housing are encouraged to visit the Sacramento State off-campus referral network.

10. Scholarship Information

11. Sacramento State Financial Aid: Document Deadline June 1st

  • June 1st is VERY important for Sacramento State Financial Aid, do NOT miss this deadline
  • Check your “My Sac State” account under your “To Do List” to see what documents you may be missing.
  • Submit missing documents to Sacramento State Financial Aid Office.
  • For more Information see the EOP Financial Aid Follow-Up process webpage.

12. Official Transcripts Deadline: June 30th

  • Submit transcripts – June 30th to Sacramento State Admissions Office, DO NOT submit to EOP office.

** Important Note: Failure to adhere to any of the posted deadlines will result in your EOP Application being withdrawn from consideration.

** Dates are subject to change.

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