EAOP at UC Riverside participants wear T-shirts with the slogan, "College is not a dream, it's a plan!"

Our Mission


Our Mission

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) has been providing support to students from educationally and/or economically disadvantaged communities for over 45 years. Established in 1976, EAOP operates at every University of California campus with the goal of preparing students to become eligible for post-secondary education.

Our program is designed to increase college preparedness by providing academic support, monitoring students' educational progress, and distributing relevant information to participants and their families. By working closely with high schools and community organizations, we strive to keep students and families informed about the benefits of higher education and the requirements for college admission. Our goal is to empower students to achieve their full potential and access the opportunities that higher education can provide.

You can learn more about program by reading the mission or by visiting the systemwide EAOP website.

There are four strategies that frame EAOP and they are specifically focused on achieving post-secondary access and success for more students.

Academic Enrichment
EAOP students improve basic academic skills, master advanced high school curriculum and have the opportunity to participate in university projects.

Family Engagement
EAOP strives to promote a 'college-going' culture at home. Family members are provided with workshops and information to resources that support students beyond the classroom.


Academic Advising
EAOP students receive Individual Academic Plan (IAP) and ongoing advising to ensure that they can successfully complete the required "a-g" course pattern.

College Knowledge
EAOP students receive timely, appropriate and necessary information to prepare (or assist more students to prepare) for a post-secondary education.