Transfer 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 1st Deadlines                                                                     

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

Complete your EOP Verification Form by May 1st. The link will be provided in your EOP admissions letter. 

NOTE: This is a critical deadline! Failure to complete the ITE by the deadline will result in your application being withdrawn from consideration.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 1. Then to Accept/Decline Financial Aid awards when you receive your award letter via email from the Financial Aid Office.

For more information on financial aid awards go to:

  • Update your FAFSA for the current academic year to include “CSU, Sacramento” as your top school.  School Code 001150


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:

To learn more about the free six-week program, visit the following website: EOP Transfer Bridge Program.


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 transfer students and faculty who all work and learn together in a community atmosphere. We have nine different options to choose from, click here to see the options that works best for you.

The focus of the community will be on an exploration of multicultural America along with an investigation of biracial and multiracial identities. Learning together students will acquire the knowledge and skills to understand cultural issues in a broader sense while learning about their own cultural identities.

Within the context of a learning community, students are able to make connections to helpful people and offices on campus. 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 the university.

EOP administratively adds students to the courses the day of students’ scheduled New Student Orientation date.

Complete six of the nine units of upper division in General Education (GE) requirements.

Student may be eligible for a $200 stipend for participating in a Learning community (depending on Financial Aid eligibility and funds).

Sample Schedule:
ANTH 101 (GE, 3 units of upper division, race & ethnicity)
CHDV 141 (3 units of upper division in GE)
ETHN 198 (required EOP class)

For more information contact Bernard Reyes, M.A. DEGREES Project Coordinator/ EOP Learning Communities

ETHN 198 courses enable students to learn about career development and planning, as well as allow for the acquisition of skills needed to be successful in college and life beyond college. This class is mandatory for ALL transfer students their first semester at Sacramento State. The class is part of the Learning Communities or take ETHN 198 as a stand-alone class. The class is a one-unit course.

Learning Community (2 Upper Division General Education courses)

ETHN 198: Campus and Career Connection


This informative course is intended to support student’s career development for the advancement of their career plan and transition to campus life activities through connection with resource and services.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to

  • Identify their needs, determine resources and access appropriate campus services and resources;
  • Demonstrate the ability to express their career goals with clarity and purpose to develop/ maintain a successful career plan;
  • Utilize and participate in campus activities that will demonstrate an increased level of confidence in their transfer knowledge.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to campus resources and services
  • Resume, Cover Letter Writing and Reference Sheets
  • Interview techniques and preparation
  • Develop strategies for a successful job and internship search

One Writing Intensive course

ETHN 198: Employer and Workforce Connection


This interactive workshop series will cover workforce readiness concepts and employability skills, including behaviors required in the workplace that broaden students’ awareness with the “world of work” through engagement with employers.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course, students will be able to

  • Identify long-term career interests and workforce pathways;
  • Utilize internship opportunities that connect them with resources and professional role models to aid in career/work pathways.

Topics covered:

  • Self-Care: Managing Stress, Time, and Finances
  • The Future of Work: Labor Market, Employment Trends and Forecast
  • Workplace Etiquette: Importance of Professional Behavior.
  • Networking 101: What to do, say and act
  • Culminating Event: Employer Mixer