Welcome to Cal!

Congratulations on your admission and welcome to the EOP Family! Click above to view our video! 

We are pleased to inform you that you meet the criteria of the Educational Opportunity Program. Undergraduates who meet one or more of the following criteria are considered EOP:

1) Low Income (Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship eligible as verified by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office)


2) First Generation College Student (Parent(s) have not graduated from a four-year college or university in the United States)


3) Historically Underrepresented Students (African American, Chicano/Latino, and Native American Students)

**Please note that non-immigrant international students studying at Berkeley on student visas are not considered EOP.

All EOP students benefit from individualized academic counseling, targeted programming, and our extensive campus referral network. In addition, students who meet the “low-income” criteria are also offered the services and benefits listed under the financial assistance section of our website (including various grants and fee reductions).

We strongly encourage you to attend a New Student Reception in the months of April (Freshmen) or May (Transfers). To RSVP for a reception, log into MAP@ Berkeley (admissions.berkeley.edu/myapplicationportal) and follow the link to Cal Central. There, you'll find New Student Receptions on the right hand column. Click to see a map of the locations around the country and RSVP! EOP representatives will be available to answer your questions at many of these receptions.

For those of you planning to attend the "EOP Student New Admit Reception" held at UC Berkeley on Saturday April 2nd, please click on this link for important event details. 

We also encourage you to attend a Cal Student Orientation Program (CalSO). After attending CalSO you may contact us for academic counseling assistance and to review your intended fall course schedule.

Appointments with Academic Counselors: 

Academic Counselors are available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may schedule an appointment in advance by visiting us at 119 Cesar Chavez Student Center or calling (510) 642-7224. A drop-in counselor is available every day on a first come first served basis. Student peer academic counselors are also available.