Congratulations & Welcome to UC Berkeley!

Welcome to the Educational Opportunity Program!

EOP Criteria

You meet the criteria of the Educational Opportunity Program! Undergraduates who meet one or more of the following criteria are considered EOP:

Low Income

Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship eligible as verified by the Financial Aid and Scholarships Office

First Generation College Student

Parent(s) have not graduated from a four-year college or university in the United States

Historically Underrepresented Students

African American, Chicano/Latino, and/or Native American Students

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

About 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).

Upcoming EOP Events





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EOP Webcasts

Cannot attend our EOP New Admit Receptions? No worries! We'll be hosting TWO webinars for newly admitted students and their families to learn more about our program and the resources and communities available in UC Berkeley. We will be hosting a live webinar in English on April 18th and a Spanish webinar on April 20th! You can RSVP and find these webcasts here.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions (OUA) New Admit Receptions

RSVP on your CalCentral page and find the EOP table at the following events:





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Golden Bear Orientation

We also encourage you to attend Golden Bear Orientation. After attending Golden Bear Orientation, you may contact us for academic counseling assistance and to review your intended fall course schedule. For more information, please visit


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