EOP Eligibility and Application

Benefits of EOP

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) strives to improve the access, retention, and graduation rates of students who are low-income and first in their families to attend college. Our programs and services are available to all students regardless of their EOP status. Please schedule an appointment with a EOP peer advisor to verify if you are already in EOP.

EOP Eligibility

The Educational Opportunity Program is a student success center aimed at helping First Generation and Low Income Students transition and succeed at UC Davis. Both requirements must be met for full EOP eligibility:

Low Income: The student is from a low-income family. The family size and taxable income must be in accordance with USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines.

First Generation: A student whose parent or guardian does not have a bachelor's degree from the United States.

Students who are not EOP eligible can always access Basic Need Hygiene items, retention advising, attend EOP programs and attend the First-Generation college celebration

How To Apply 

Incoming Students

While completing the online UC Undergraduate Application for Admission, applicants can apply to EOP by following the instructions on the application. Once admitted, students can confirm their EOP status by viewing a link to “EOP information” on their MyAdmissions. 

Individuals accepted to UC Davis but not yet enrolled in the university should contact Brenda Lance at bllance@ucdavis.edu to obtain an application form. 

Current Students 

Currently enrolled students can apply or appeal an eligibility decision. Students who submit an application/appeal will receive a response on their eligibility within 7-14 business days

Note: UC Davis students can apply at any time during their undergraduate careers to be a part of EOP. Please use one of the methods above to apply or appeal.