Working with low-income, first generation to college students, CEP's programs offer no cost comprehensive college preparation services in almost 200 partner schools and colleges throughout California. Programs use multiple strategies and approaches in concert with community and educational partners.

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Cal Prep

The Richmond Aspire California College Preparatory Academy (Cal Prep) is a public charter and early college secondary school, co-founded by University of California, Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools in August, 2005 to propel under-served low-income and first-generation to college students with access to and success in higher education. The school serves approximately 540 students in grades 6-12...Read more

Community College Transfer Services

UC Berkeley's Community College Transfer Services (CCTS) provides transfer and academic advising to increase educational access for California community college students who aspire to transfer to the University of California. UC Berkeley's CCTS advisers regularly visit 45 California community colleges to provide individual academic advising, classroom presentations, and transfer workshops for...Read more

Destination College Advising Corps

The UC Berkeley Destination College Advising Corps (DCAC) recruits recent college graduates to serve as full-time College Adviser Fellows in partner schools and sites throughout California. Adviser Fellows take part in an intensive College Advising Boot Camp in the summer prior to their placement and benefit from on-going training and support from seasoned college access professionals. Adviser...Read more

Early Academic Outreach Program

EAOP is a state-wide college preparatory program sponsored by the University of California. For over 30 years, EAOP has helped students prepare for college by creating a community of young scholars and offering college-preparatory advising and academic enrichment opportunities. EAOP at UC Berkeley currently serves approximately 3,000 students from San Francisco, Contra Costa and Alameda counties...Read more
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East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc.

Established in 1978 as part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP) administered by the California Student Aid Commission, the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc., (EBC) was founded to develop and improve educational opportunities for students in the East Bay. EBC serves over 9,000 5-12 th grade students from Alameda and West Contra Costa Counties...Read more

Pre-College TRIO Programs

The Pre-College TRIO Programs Mission: For over 40 years, the UC Berkeley Pre-College TRIO Programs have provided low-income, first-generation-to-college students with the preparation vital for completing higher education. "We PCT, motivate and empower for academic success." The Federal TRIO Programs are a group of eight outreach programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The TRIO...Read more

Solano County Educational Consortium

In December 2007, the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) funded an effort to re-establish Cal-SOAP consortium services in Solano County. One of 15 consortia in the state, the Solano County Educational Consortium (SCEC) was established by a partnership with Solano County school districts, community-based organizations, and local colleges and universities to help Solano County youth prepare...Read more

The PUENTE Project

The PUENTE Project is a national-award winning program that has helped tens of thousands of educationally disadvantaged students enroll in four-year colleges and universities, earn degrees, and return to the community as leaders and mentors to future generations. Begun in 1981, PUENTE combines accelerated instruction, intensive academic counseling, and community leadership opportunities.Read more

Transfer Alliance Project (TAP)

A highly successful academic advising and enrichment program serving more than 1,000 underserved students at 45 California community colleges. Participants receive support services designed to facilitate their transfer to the University of California and other baccalaureate-granting institutions. Since its founding in 1999, TAP has served over 18,000 students and around 80% of TAP participants...Read more