High school students take notes during an EAOP at UC Riverside event.





There is no fee to participate in EAOP, but interested students must apply. EAOP will consider applications from current 9th-, 10th- and 11th-grade students only; 12th-grade students are not eligible to apply.

Prospective participants must:

  • Be enrolled in a high school or be affiliated with a community organization with an EAOP agreement on file.
  • Demonstrate interest and motivation in pursuing a college education.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.00 "a–g" grade point average (GPA).
  • Have no D or F grades in "a–g" coursework.

Other factors considered:

  • Be from an educationally and/or economically disadvantaged background.
  • Attend a school with a limited college prep curriculum.
  • Reside in a community with low college-going rates.
  • Attend a school with below-average SAT/ACT exam scores.