How Will EOP Benefit Me?
Counseling staff will treat you as an individual, taking into account your physical, economic, social, and cultural environment. Counselors will work to involve you in academic and extracurricular activities that will integrate you into the campus community, and which will promote your well-being and achievement.
In collaboration with the Academic Skills Center (ASC), EOP staff encourages students to participate in academic enrichment services. The ASC sponsors supplemental workshops in math and science and study sessions.
First Year Seminars (FYS) are taught in a classroom environment designed to support the success of all new incoming EOP students. Through these seminars, you will explore your academic, career and campus resources. As an incoming student, your participation will assist you in developing time management skills, goal setting, as well as enhancing your educational experiences. To address different transitional needs, freshmen and transfer students will participate in two separate sessions.
Summer Institue (SI) is a mandatory orientation program for first year newly admitted EOP freshmen. Through SI, students will participate in a three- week residential program to support a successful transition from high school to college.
Eligible students may qualify for an EOP grant of up to $1,050 per year. To be considered for a grant, you must apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered for an EOP grant, AB540 students should complete the CA DREAM Act application (not the FAFSA).