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Welcome to Cal!

EOP is one of the seven units of the Centers for Educational Equity and Excellence. Visit ce3.berkeley.edu for more information about CE3 programs and students served.

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 Students (Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship eligible as verified by Financial Aid) 

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

3) Historically Underrepresented Students

All EOP students benefit from individualized academic counseling, various support services, and 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 or May. To RSVP for a reception, click the MyEvents tab in your MyBerkeleyApplication. EOP representatives will be available to answer your questions at many of these receptions.

Whether you are attending Summer Sessions, participating in the Fall Program for Freshmen (FPF), or are one of the Students Admitted for Spring 2015, we encourage you to meet with a EOP Academic Counselor BEFORE attending an orientation or enrolling in classes. It is important that you make smart choices as you transition to the University. EOP staff will help you with course selection, provide you with an overview of requirements, and discuss the various options available to you.

We also encourage you to attend a Cal Student Orientation Program (CalSO). After attending a CalSO you may also 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.