Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed for students with exceptional academic ability and promise despite a low-income or educationally disadvantaged background. EOP is open to students who meet the University’s regular admission requirements. In addition, special assistance is available through EOP to students who do not meet the regular admission requirements, but who can demonstrate the ability and potential to succeed at the University (see Admission by Exception).
EOP applicants must be residents of California or Native Americans from any state. Students who have participated in other programs that serve low-income or disadvantaged students, such as Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) or Upward Bound, do not automatically qualify for EOP. However, if a student was ineligible for programs such as EOPS or Upward Bound, he or she may still be eligible for the University’s EOP program.
To apply to EOP, prospective students must complete the appropriate items on the application. Students should use the personal statement to discuss their interest in EOP and the reasons they are applying to the program. Students are encouraged to elaborate on factors that demonstrate a low-income and/or disadvantaged background, including experiences and circumstances that may have adversely affected their ability to achieve full potential. Students should submit the application during the regular filing period for the term they wish to begin their studies at the University.
For more information about programs for students from educationally disadvantaged and low-income backgrounds, contact a representative at the campus the student wishes to attend. http://www.universityofcalifornia.ed...grams/eop.html