EOP Resources

EOP is committed to actively supporting students in their transition into, through, and beyond the university. EOP supports students in their process of considering and applying to graduate or professional school through individualized academic counseling, graduate school prep course, and referrals to a strong network of on-campus and community resources. Currently enrolled, low-income EOP students (receive Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship) are also eligible to receive discounts on graduate/professional school admission exam prep courses through EOP’s partnership with exam prep companies, such as Princeton Review and Blueprint. For more info, view the information below.

EOP Discount on Graduate/Professional School Admission Exam Prep Courses:

EOP has established agreements that provide a significant reduction in fees for various graduate/professional school admission exam prep courses for low-income EOP students. Our current agreements include:

Princeton Review: One time 50% fee reduction for any exam prep course

Blueprint: One time 50% fee reduction for LSAT exam prep course

Manhattan Prep: One time 50% fee reduction for GMAT, GRE, or LSAT exam prep course or self study option. (Open to all EOP students).

TestMasters: $300 off the live LSAT prep course or receive a $100 discount off their online course

TestCrackers: One-time discount of $650 off the full (27 hour) GRE test prep course or one-time discount of $750 off the full (36 hour) GMAT test prep course.

Testing for the Public

KaplanStarting Line Program offers 20-60% off any course based on Expected Family Contribution and GPA information* 

How do I receive the EOP discount from graduate school exam prep companies:

  1. Be a currently enrolled UC Berkeley EOP student

  2. Check your financial aid package in CalCentral and confirm that you are currently receiving the Pell Grant or Dream Act Scholarship

  3. Look into the links for the exam prep companies listed above and decide which company you would like to take an exam prep course with

  4. Schedule an appointment with an EOP Academic Counselor by stopping by 119 Cesar Chavez or calling 510-642-7224

  5. Meet with an EOP Academic Counselor who will gather needed information and instruct you in the final steps to enroll

*To attain a fee reduction through the Kaplan: Starting Line Program, please follow the steps outlined in their website through the link provided.

EOP student holding "PROUD TO BE EOP" poster
Beyond Berkeley students in a classroom
Transfer students giving each other a high five

EOP Carroll (formerly Discretionary) Grant: 

The Carroll Grant for graduate school expenses provides up to $300 in funds that can offset the costs of courses, prep materials, tests, and graduate/professional school applications. The application for eligible low-income EOP students becomes available in February and will remain open throughout the Spring semester until funds are exhausted. 

Carroll Grants will be paused for the 20-21 academic year.

Beyond Berkeley: Graduate School Preparation Workshop Series

EOP/USP provides a series of workshops for EOP and USP students who is interested in learning more about process of exploring the possibility of graduate school, the application process, and funding. Many workshops include panelists with different backgrounds and in various graduate school fields to speak on their personal experiences.

Academic Counseling

Talk with an EOP or USP Academic Counselor or Peer Academic Counselor about your options and creating an individualized plan. You can drop-in or schedule an appointment by stopping in at 119 Cesar Chavez or calling 510-642-7224.