EAOP was established in 1976 by the University of California in response to the State Legislature's recommendation to expand postsecondary opportunities to all of California’s students including those who are first-generation, socioeconomically disadvantaged and English-language learners. EAOP assists middle school and high school students with academic preparation, admission, enrollment and financial aid requirements. EAOP is the University of California's largest academic preparation program and EAOP can be found on all ten of UC's campuses. Information about each EAOP location could be found at EAOP statewide web site.
UC Davis' EAOP serves over 2,500 participants in twelve school districts. In addition, EAOP supports local educational partnerships and provides services to over 4,800 students in our local communities.
EAOP makes a difference. EAOP students are more prepared for college than non-EAOP students. Three fourths of EAOP students complete UC's a-g requirements by the end of the 12th grade, compared to one third of students statewide.