OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

Educational Opportunity Program

About EOP

The Educational Opportunity Program, located in Advising Counseling Services, is a division of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) promotes academic success and graduation for under-represented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged and first generation college students at the University of Washington. EOP academic counselors are generalists, trained to successfully steward students through the selection and scheduling of classes, exploration of possible majors, and development of career goals. The EOP team also assists students with financial aid, housing, personal matters, and a host of additional supportive services.

OMA&D Mission Statement:

The mission of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is to ensure the access and academic success of diverse populations through the advancement of knowledge, academic excellence, diversity, and the promotion of values, principles, and a climate that enriches the campus experience for all.

EOP Goals:

Our goal is to develop a trusted advising relationship which will allow us to work with you towards achieving your goals. Below is a listing of programs and services within the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity designed with you in mind which you may use as needed.

EOP Policies, Procedures and Expectations:

Additionally, we want to make you aware of some of our important operating policies, procedures and expectations which are in addition to the traditional University of Washington policies and procedures i.e. Satisfactory Academic Progress, high and low scholarship notifications, etc.

  • Early Warning—Hold Procedures: A registration “hold” will be placed on your registration whenever your UW cumulative gpa is between a 2.00 and 2.49.
  • In order to be eligible for OMA&D scholarships, you must be an active participant in OMA&D programs and services (many of which are listed above).
  • As is true regarding faculty letters of recommendation, utilization of our programs and services and thus authentic familiarity with you will allow us to write you excellent letters of recommendations.
  • Email communication and our ACS webpage are two of our primary methods of contacting you. Weekly communications about employment, internships, academic support, and funding opportunities will be sent via email. Please check your UW email on a weekly basis for information from our office.

EOP News

View the video below to see how EOP is making an impact in student’s lives.

Costco and You Diversity Scholars Event 2014

On January 30, 2014 at the Seattle University campus, University of Washington & Seattle University Costco Scholars practiced their career networking skills and learned about internship opportunities plus future career paths with companies supporting the Costco Scholarship Fund at the annual COSTCO & YOU Networking Event. Click here to read more >>

Successful Transition Program 2013-2014


The Successful Transition Program (STP) is a year-long academic support program designed to facilitate student adjustment to college life at the University of Washington. STP is a well-rounded academic program comprised of workshops to enhance math, writing, and general academic skills. Participation in STP establishes an academic and social network with other first-year students and connects participants with university staff, faculty, and campus resources. Overall, STP helps participants to better understand academic expectations, increase self-confidence, and ease the transition from high school to college. Participants in this program will build relationships with peers that are critical to academic success.

2013 Spring Recognition Reception

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Academic Counseling Services (Educational Opportunity Program, Trio Student Support Services and College Assistance Migrant Program) hosted its Annual Spring Recognition Reception on Tuesday, April 25, 2013 at the University of Washington. This annual event recognizes outstanding undergraduate students’ academic achievements. Click here for more details>>