The mission of the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs and Ethnic Affairs is to serve students from low income backgrounds and historically underserved communities by providing innovative and transitional services that facilitate the successful recruitment, retention and development of scholars and leaders as they persist toward a university degree..

We are here to support all current students:

Current Students:

Have questions for EOP or want to set up an appointment with your counselor? Call (619) 594-6298.

The EOP Public Information Assistants are available Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm to individually assist you. You can email us at [email protected] for additional assistance. 

Prospective/Incoming Students:

Please email [email protected] for any questions regarding how to apply to EOP and sign up for our summer transitional programs. 

The Office of Educational Opportunity Programs & Ethnic Affairs (EOP) offers on-going services such as outreach, recruitment, and admission throughout the year. We provide on and off campus visits, presentations, and student panels.

EOP students are provided with the following services/resources:

Additional services which are provided to SDSU EOP students on-site include, but are not limited to: wellness coaching, study abroad advising, career services advising, and CalFresh assistance. Students also have opportunities to gain leadership experience by joining one of our department supported student organizations, which consists of the EOP Student Advisory Board (ESAB), Guardian Scholars Student Advisory Board (GSSAB) and Education Without Borders (EWB).


San Diego State University is following the guidelines of county, state and federal public health officials and other authorities as it continues its academic and research mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit the university’s COVID-19 site and SDSU Flex site for more information.


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Application closes January 15th for this upcoming fall!

I Want to Apply...

How and When:

Via Cal State Apply between October 1 - January 15 during the Admission application cycle


  • EFC of $1,500 or below
  • California Resident or AB540 
  • First Generation students given priority for admission
  • Students in need of additional academic and social support
  • Apply by the deadline!

Important Dates:

I Have Applied...

You will receive an EOP admission decision in March/April when SDSU Admission decisions have been released.

I Have Been Admitted...