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Early Academic Outreach Program

Established in 1976, the Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP) is one of the state’s most successful pre-collegiate student academic development programs. UCLA’s EAOP works with over 19,000 students in middle schools and high schools each year. This includes working with 44 high schools and partners with 8 middle schools in 6 school districts. Since 1991, approximately 60% of our EAOP seniors meet UC Eligibility each year, 82% attend a postsecondary institution upon high school graduation and 62% attend a 4-year institution, with 25% attending a UC school.


EAOP hires UCLA undergraduates to work as Bruin Advisors (BAs). BAs provide direct service to our EAOP high school participants. Alongside EAOP full-time staff, BAs provide academic advising, deliver college presentations, and provide students with support during college application season.

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Destination College Advising Corps

UCLA’s Early Academic Outreach Program, EAOP, is honored to work alongside the College Advising Corps, focusing on the path to higher education with its very own branch. UCLA’s Destination College Advising Corps (DCAC) works to increase the opportunities and resources provided to first generation, low income, and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education. DCAC adopts a near peer learning model by placing well-trained recent college graduates as full time college advisors in our 30 partner high schools, supplementing the work of college counselors. Using Key Performance Indicators, CAC is able to track student results which helps the program to continually transform and adapt to our students.

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Program Services

  • EAOP also provides students with ongoing academic advising to ensure that they successfully complete the required college preparatory courses (the “a–g” course pattern )
  • EAOP students and their families receive the necessary information and motivation to prepare for a UC education, including applying to the University and securing adequate financial aid.
  • Partnerships and collaborations are an important part of EAOP’s work to increase student achievement. EAOP eagerly seeks to work collaboratively with parents, teachers, counselors, principals, district administrators, community leaders, and social agencies to help cultivate and promote a college-going culture in the school and in the community.