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The Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) provides a variety of services that increase the academic preparation, awareness, and motivation of high school students toward higher education.

EAOP is the University of California’s largest academic preparation program

  • Increases the academic preparation, awareness, and motivation of high school students toward higher education and informs parents about educational opportunities
  • Partners with families, schools, and communities to make students’ college dreams a reality
  • Increases the academic preparation, awareness, and motivation of high school students toward higher education and informs parents about education opportunities
  • Helps students complete all UC/CSU eligibility requirements (the “A-G” classes)
  • Advisers help each student prepare an individual educational plan.  This plan details the “A-G” classes to take – and when to take them – to prepare for UC and CSU
  • Offers workshops to help students prepare for college entrance exams
  • Helps students complete college applications and write effective personal statements
  • Helps students apply for financial aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the California Dream Act Application, grants, and scholarships
  • Provides a variety of  services year-round, including summer programs, to help students increase their academic performance and prepare for college
  • Students at participating EAOP schools are eligible to receive supplemental enrichment opportunities provided by the UC Office of the President (Pre-College Scholars and Achieve UC)
  • Has an office on every University of California campus. UC Santa Cruz is home to the programs serving the Pajaro Valley, North Monterey County, and Monterey Peninsula

This video celebrates EAOP’s 40th anniversary in Pajaro Valley and Monterey County with testimonials from past and current students, teachers, and parents

How can EAOP benefit you? Visit University of California’s

EAOP Districts & Schools
At A Glance

EAOP Contact Information

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Pajaro Valley

Sofia Antuna

831-212-1563
sdz@ucsc.edu

Monterey Peninsula

Chris Mutshnick

831-234-1820
cmutshni@ucsc.edu

South Zone Direct Services Director

Yesenia Cervantes-Tucker

831-459-1831
yeseniac@ucsc.edu

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