EAOP Questions and Answers
What Happens after I am enrolled in EAOP?
Students are eligible to be enrolled into EAOP from 8th – 10th grade. Once enrolled in EAOP, the Regional Assistant Director (RAD) will meet with the student during the school year. The meeting may be one-on-one to go over classes and grades (this is called an Individual Academic Plan session), or it may be in a group workshop with other students who are enrolled in EAOP.
What type of services are offered?
This depends on the grade level. The worskhops are meant to build on each other. There are unique workshops for 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.
Where do I go to attend the EAOP meetings?
The EAOP Regional Assistant Director (RAD) and the EAOP Student Outreach Assistants (SOAs) will come to your school. EAOP is a “pull out” program, meaning you will be pulled out of class during the day to attend the meeting. The RAD takes care to set the meetings up during a different period each time, so the student is only missing a few different class session during the course of a school year.
How do I join EAOP?
There is no fee to participate in EAOP, but interested students must apply. To apply for EAOP, students must attend a school served by EAOP and meet one of the following criteria:
- Economically disadvantaged
- Be the first in your family to attend college
EAOP will consider applications from current 8th, 9th, and 10th graders.
Why should I be in EAOP if I’m not sure if I want to go to a UC?
It’s true, EAOP can help you become a competitive UC applicant, but it also can help you become a competitive applicant for other colleges at the same time. In fact, if you meet the UC eligibility requirements then you are also eligible to apply for most colleges and universities across the country. For example, someone who is UC eligible qualifies for all CSU campuses and community colleges.
However, private colleges have their own requirements that may or may not be different from the UC. You must research the schools on your own. The great thing is that being in EAOP can’t hurt you. No matter what schools you plan on ultimately applying to, being in EAOP will help you on your journey to the college of your choice.