Freshman Students - I Have Been Admitted

Welcome to the Educational Opportunity Program at Sacramento State!

The items below will help you through the steps you need to take to ensure a successful start here at Sacramento State.

May 1 st Deadlines

  • Accept your admissions to Sac State & EOP
  • Register for the EOP New Student Orientation
  • Submit EOP Summer Bridge Academy documents & Online Verification For
  • Submit any additional financial aid documents required to the Financial Aid Office 

Important Dates

You must let us know if you are planning to attend Sacramento State by May 1st

All students must accept their admissions decisions through their MYSACSTATE student center under application status.

NOTE: This is a critical deadline! Failure to complete the ITE by the deadline will result in your application being withdrawn from consideration.


Complete your EOP Verification Form. The link will be provided in your EOP admissions letter.

NOTE: This is a critical deadline! Failure to complete the EOP Verification Form by the deadline will result in your EOP admission being withdrawn from consideration.


Applying for Financial Aid? 

Check your "To Do List" in the Student Center of your My Sac State account and be sure to submit all requested documents on or before May 1st.  Then watch your My Sac State in the spring to Accept/Decline Financial Aid awards.  For more information on financial aid awards go to:

Need On-Campus Housing? 

If you are planning to live on campus, submit your online housing application beginning early March.  For more information on housing and application, instructions go to

Orientation Dates: July 8 & 9

Program Dates: July 10 - August 8

All incoming EOP first time freshman are required to participate in EOP's Summer Bridge Academy.

What we offer:

  • Receive up to 5 college credits – dependent on number of courses you complete
  • Experience college courses
  • Be a step ahead of your freshmen class
  • Become familiar with the campus, its resources and services
  • Participate in on-campus activities and off-campus field trips
  • Connect with Sacramento State faculty and staff
  • Make friends from the rich and diverse Sacramento State student population – 250 to 300 students will be enrolled in Summer Bridge

Visit the Summer Bridge Academy website  for more information.

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The first semester of your college career can seem overwhelming. To make Sacramento State a place where you feel at home, EOP has developed a program called Learning Communities. An EOP Learning Community is a small group of freshman students (25 to 30) and faculty who all work and learn together in a community atmosphere. Students are placed in appropriate Sacramento State courses based on students’ majors and/or interests.

Within the context of a learning community, students are able to make connections to resourceful people and offices on campus. Also, students are able to build meaningful relationships with their peers and collaborating faculty by taking a set of three classes together. This greatly enhances their ability to succeed at the university. As a Learning Community student, you have access to many of our program services, as well as our Learning Community teaching assistants. Collectively, the services of the program facilitate both your progress and success during your first semester at Sacramento State.

Students enrolled in an EOP Learning Community are typically registered for a set of 3-4 courses in the typical EOP Learning Community. The LC includes two General Education (GE) Courses and a Learning Strategies course, ALS 70A. EOP administratively adds students to the courses prior to the EOP New Student Orientation date

ALS 70A (1 unit elective credit)
CHDV 30 (3 units in GE)
EDUC 21 (freshmen seminar, GE and 3-unit course)

For more information, visit the Learning Community Descriptions  and FAQ pages.

Contact Abraham Madrigal First Year Experience & PERSIST Coordinator/Student, Academic Success Counselor, EOP Learning Communities via email at

Your second semester, you are required to participate in a one-unit EOP course. ETHN 98 is design specifically for EOP students. The class consist of career development and planning, as well as allow for the acquisition of skills needed to be successful in college and life beyond college.
This course meets once a week on Mondays for 50 minutes, you select the time 1:00-1:50 pm or 2:00-2:50 pm. This gives you the flexibility to plan your other courses accordingly.