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Student Contract of Responsibilities for Freshmen - Fall 2017

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is committed to our partnership with you to ensure that your educational experience will be a successful one. To achieve this goal, there are several commitments we will make together. Please read this contract, check “I accept” and submit online by May 1, 2017.  We look forward to working with you!

I agree to fulfill the following: 

1.  Purpose of this document
This document outlines the commitments and expectations of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and financial aid award.  While this is not a binding contract, failure to uphold these expectations may lead to additional interventions, or loss of program benefits.

2.  Meet with your EOP Counselor at least once a quarter.
  • Your EOP counselor will be a key resource to support you from orientation to graduation. Plan to meet with them to obtain answers to a wide array of questions regarding:
    • Clarifying campus policies
    • Personal advising
    • Challenges at Cal Poly
    • Goal setting

3.  Apply for and, if selected, plan to attend the Summer Institute Program.
  • Summer Institute (SI) is an exciting summer bridge program. Information will be sent to you soon. EOP expects you to apply for Summer Institute. If selected, the cost is covered by EOP and Financial Aid.
  • Complete your 2016-17 FAFSA* (based on 2015 taxes) as part of your Summer Institute application as soon as possible or no later than June 1, 2017.
    • This FAFSA is in addition to the 2017-18 FAFSA you completed for your freshman year in college, which was also based on 2015 taxes.
    • *AB 540/Dream Act students: You do not need to file the FAFSA. Your submitted 2017-2018 CA Dream Act Application will determine your SI funding eligibility.
  • For more information:

4.  Attend the SLO Days Program (summer orientation program).
  • You will attend the SLO Days Program during Summer Institute, therefore, you do not need to register for SLO Days.
  • If Summer Institute fills to capacity, and you are not selected to participate, you must still register and attend SLO Days. Summer Institute participant selections will be communicated in time for you to register for SLO Days. EOP will provide you additional information.
  • For more information:

5.  If applicable, take the English Placement Test (EPT) and/or the Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam.

6.  Complete these items during your first fall quarter, in order to keep your EOP grant eligibility.
  • First Year Seminar series during fall quarter 
    You will be expected to participate in an interactive seminar series sponsored by EOP that includes key topics: time management, university policies, career planning, study skills, university transition and more. Before fall quarter, you will receive information on how you can fulfill this part of your contract.
  • Supplemental Workshop in Math or Science 
    EOP expects you to include a Supplemental Workshop in Math or Science as part of your fall schedule. If unable to enroll, contact your EOP counselor.
  • For more information:

7.  Maintain full-time status (12 units minimum) each quarter that you are enrolled at Cal Poly.
  • If extenuating circumstances prevent you from enrolling or completing 12 units or more, connect with your EOP counselor.

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