How Will EOP Benefit Me?
Statistics comparing the achievement of EOP students with similar non-EOP
students reveal that EOP students are much more likely to stay in college and earn a bachelor’s
degree. So what can partnering with EOP do
Each EOP student is assigned to a counselor who is a guide through the
ins and outs of academic life. Your counselor
will meet with you on a regular basis to review your short-term and long-term goals and
ensure that you are on track to accomplish them. Your counselor is your personal advocate,
an “insider” who can help you with questions concerning a course plan, registration, financial
aid, learning skills, grades, and all the other academic issues you will encounter.
EOP can refer you to the University Learning Center (ULC) for tutoring.
The ULC employs a staff of student tutors in every major subject area to help you improve
your performance in class. Trained peer tutors
provide support on an individual basis or in groups.
Either way, you will have the assistance of students just like yourself, students
who have encountered various barriers to their success, and overcome them.
WORKSHOPS AND STUDY SKILLS COURSES
Attending lectures and studying textbooks is how you learn class
content. But how do you learn how to learn?
The University Learning Center sponsors a variety of seminars and workshops to help
you learn how best to learn. Sessions cover
such topics as test taking, note taking, time management, goal setting, computer use and
software, career planning, and other helpful topics.
Professional counselors and graduate student advisors are available
to assess and evaluate your academic and personal needs. Counseling staff will treat you as an individual, taking into account your physical,
economic, social, and cultural environment. Counselors
will work to involve you in academic and extracurricular activities that will integrate
you into the campus community, and which will promote your well being and achievement.
Eligible students may qualify for an EOP grant of up to $800 per
year. To be considered for a grant, you must apply for financial aid by filing the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Due to insufficient funds, not all EOP students receive
an EOP grant.