EOP Home

Freshmen EOP Application Process

Please Note: EOP receives close to 4,000 applications, we only accept 250 freshmen applicants. Failure to adhere to a deadline will result in your EOP application being withdrawn from consideration.

1. Sacramento State Admissions filing period: October 1st - November 30th

  • You must apply for admission to Sacramento State before applying to EOP!
  • Select "yes" on Section 11 of the CSU Admissions Application and submit online at www.csumentor.edu
  • Once you submit your admissions application and it is determined that you are eligible for EOP, you will automatically receive access to the online EOP Application.

2. EOP Application filing period: October 1st – November 30th

3. SAT Registration deadline is November 6, 2015 for the last opportunity to take the SAT test in order to the meet Sacramento State deadline.

Sacramento State SAT Code: 4671
Test Date: December 5, 2015

4. ACT Registration deadline is November 6, 2015 for the last opportunity to take the ACT test in order to the meet Sacramento State deadline

Sacramento State SAT Code: 0382
Test Date: December 12, 2015

5. Deadline to pay the $55 Application Fee deadline is December 17, 2015

6. Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Dream Act Application priority filing period: January 1st through March 2nd.

To apply for Financial Aid: FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • To register for a PIN# number go to www.pin.ed.gov. Your PIN can be used each year to electronically apply for federal student aid and to access your Federal Student Aid records online.
  • California Dream Act (AB 540 Students) apply at www.csac.ca.gov

7. SAT/ACT test scores deadline: January 21, 2016

  • Submit SAT and/or ACT test scores to Sacramento State Admissions and Outreach Office, Do NOT submit test scores to the EOP office.

8. Create your SacLink account

9. EOP Priority ELM/EPT: EOP Freshmen Applicants are required to take the ELM/EPT

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 Academy participants are placed in academic courses based on the EPT and the 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 Summer Bridge Academy course placement. Prepare for this test!

EOP requires ELM/EPT to be taken early on. Due to our placement requirements for the EOP Summer Bridge Academy, failure to take tests will result in denial of EOP Admissions.

EOP priority test dates:

Preferred Test Dates

** 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.