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About the EAOP 

The EAOP employs two key program services:

  • academic advising and preparation
  • academic enrichment, via special events

The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) at UCSD is one of nine programs administered system-wide by the UC Office of the President to increase the number of low-income and first-generation college going students on UC campuses. EAOP programs represent the largest student-centered initiative in the state.

Begun in 1976, UCSD’s program currently serves more than 4,000 students at 20 schools in San Diego and Imperial Counties. Of the approximately 1,000 high school seniors served each year by UCSD's EAOP, more than half become eligible to attend UCSD and other UC institutions, and more than 80% will go on to attend college at a UC campus or elsewhere.

Who We Serve

We would be happy to help everyone, but the EAOP's services are available only at specific schools and areas of San Diego county. It is also important to note that the EAOP primarily serves communities that fit the following description: 

  • Low Family Income
  • Enrollment/current attendance at a school with limited college preparatory curriculum
  • Member of first generation in one's family to attend college
  • Residence in a community with low college going rates
  • Attendance at a school with below average SAT/ACT exam scores.

Learn more about our partner schools and organizations.