Why apply for EOP?

"Words cannot describe what EOP means to me because this program has done so much for me. It has helped me to succeed throughout my whole time as a college student."
Josephine Castillo

There are several benefits for students participating in EOP, which include the following:

  • The chance to build relationships with faculty and other students
  • Taking courses in a cohort with other EOP peers
  • Cooperative learning opportunities
  • Receipt of an EOP Grant upon review for eligibility
  • Assistance with major college decisions
  • Community building activities

Services provided by EOP include:

  • Academic advising
  • One-on-one peer mentoring
  • Enrichment programs that include educational and cultural activities
  • Skill development workshops
  • A supportive environment of student peer mentors
  • Computer lab access
  • Summer Bridge and Freshman Year Experience (for freshmen only)
  • Transfer Student Orientation (for transfers only)
"EOP has meant the opportunity of a life time that I would have never had. They made it possible for me to attend college right after having a child. I’ve had a lot of obstacles in my life from attending college and EOP gave me the silver lining."
Lucero Gaona