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About Us

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is the University of California's largest academic preparation program. At UC San Diego, the EAOP has been working to help underprivileged students since 1976.

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Our Mission Statement

EAOP's mission is to assist first-generation, socio-economically disadvantaged, and English-language learners by helping them prepare for postsecondary education, pursue graduate and professional school opportunities, and achieve success in the workplace.

To achieve this goal EAOP works with K-12 students, their parents, school representatives and community members to design, implement and evaluate programs and services that foster students’ academic development to make them admissible to the post-secondary institution of their choice (UC, CSU, and CCC).

Application Help

New Freshman UC Application Personal Insight Questions

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New Transfer UC Application Personal Insight Questions

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