Prospective Students

We are so excited you are considering joining the Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO)!

How will you benefit from CeO:

  • You will have priority registration for classes – this gives you a better chance to secure classes you need before they become filled
  • An advisor who is committed to helping you meet your goals until graduation
  • Peer mentors who support through the transition to college life
  • A wonderful space to study, meet up with friends, and connect with supportive staff
  • Events and activities to support your success and prepare you for life after graduation
  • Access to free tutoring and coaching in your classes
  • A community of peers and advocates to support your success

What will be expected of you:

  • Participate in a First Year high impact experience (ex. Residential community, research, seminar courses, First-Year Interest Group, internships, service learning)
  • Attend regular meetings with your assigned advisor
  • Participate in weekly peer gatherings during your first year with your CeO Peer Navigator
  • Attend CeO orientation the last week of August

To take a more in-depth look at the services that CeO students receive click here and here.

We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 semester. Reach out to if you have questions!


Eligibility Requirements

All undergraduate students supported by CeO must be either a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident. The Center for Educational Opportunity requires that applicants meet at-least one of the following program eligibility requirements: Girl working on laptop computer

    1. Is a first-generation college student
      1. Neither parent received a baccalaureate degree
      2. A student who regularly resided with and received support from one parent and that supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree
      3. A baccalaureate degree is commonly referred to as a “four-year degree” or “bachelor’s degree”
    2. Meets federal income guidelines
      1. Taxable income did not exceed 150 percent of poverty level for the previous year
      2. Click here to review Federal TRIO Program income guidelines
    3. Is a student with a documented disability
      1. Additional documentation of a disability is required

*For applicants who do not meet the requirements listed above, consideration is given to students that would benefit from services provided by CeO to support academic success.

The Center for Educational Opportunity highly recommends all interested students apply.

Priority Application Deadline: June 1st, 2021


If you need help with the application or have questions email us at or call (608) 265-5106