Success Programs

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

EOP provides a community, support services, and a small grant for eligible students during their undergraduate education at SJSU. All students who qualify as a California Resident or AB 540 student from an educationally disadvantaged and low income background are encouraged to apply by submitting a completed EOP Application through Cal State Apply with their admission application.

EOPS at the Community College

All incoming transfer students from the California Community College system who wish to join EOP at San José State must submit a complete EOP application and follow the same procedures as all other applicants, even if they were a prior EOPS student. The EOPS status from community college does not transfer over, as EOP and EOPS are two different programs.

Guardian Scholars

The Guardian Scholars Program provides holistic support services for former and current foster youth, wards of the court, unaccompanied homeless youth, and youth under legal guardianship. The program assists students in navigating the San José State University (SJSU) system through access to key campus, community, and financial resources, such as: book vouchers, locating year-round housing, and scholarships.

Spartan East Side Promise

The Spartan East Side Promise is a partnership created by San José State University (SJSU) and East Side Union High School District (ESUHSD).

Transfer Success Pathway

Transfer Success Pathway (TSP) is a program that began with the high school graduating class of 2023 and provides a dual admission opportunity for eligible first-time, first-year students enrolling in California Community Colleges who commit to transferring to a California State University (CSU) within three years. The program is designed to increase access to the CSU for students who have faced academic, financial, or personal hardships that previously prevented them from attending.