About EOP

Students

Established in 1969, EOP was created to meet the needs of students who display the potential to succeed in higher education, but who may not meet university admission requirements.

It is an alternate admissions program designed for students who are economically and educationally disadvantaged, yet display the desire and potential to succeed in higher education. Only California residents are eligible for the program.

What Can EOP Do For You?

EOP can assist you in completing the admission process. Once admitted as an EOP student, you may be eligible to enroll in an EOP summer program to strengthen your math, reading, or other skills. Orientation sessions are provided to help you learn about campus services and programs. During your enrollment in college, you can receive other services such as counseling, tutoring, academic advising, financial aid advising, and peer mentoring services. You'll also receive priority registration for your classes. If you are eligible, an EOP grant may be awarded.

EOP Is Not...

  • A financial aid program.
  • Designed to provide services for upper-division transfer students (60+ units).