EOP Eligibility

Are you Eligible?

The Educational Opportunity Program is a student success center aimed at helping First Generation and Low Income Students transition and succeed at UC Davis. As such, in order to be a part of EOP, students must fulfill at least one of the following criteria, however, both are taken into consideration when reviewing applications. 

First Generation: A first generation student is a member of their family's first generation to earn a bachelor's degree from a U.S. university.

Low Income: EOP determines economic status using USDA Income Eligibility Guidelines. Eligibility is determined by family size and taxable income.

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 click here to 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.