The Center for Educational Opportunity (CeO) goal is to support students’ engagement, achievement, and graduation. Our services, programs, and opportunities range from holistic and proactive advising, CeO Math and Study Skills/Writing Specialists, to priority FIG and course registration to many more! To learn more about our services, programs, and opportunities you can refer to our Student Services webpage.
The 2022-2023 application is OPEN. Please fill out the application form found here.
Attend semester meetings as prescribed by your CeO advisor
Seek academic support through services offered in CeO and across campus
Respond to CeO emails and communications in a timely manner
Represent oneself and CeO in a respectful manner and within the policies of CeO and UW-Madison
Participate in a HIP (High Impact Practice) course during the first semester of attendance at UW-Madison (i.e. Learning Community seminar, Undergraduate Research Scholars, or First-Year Interest Groups)
Participate and attend Success Series weekly peer gatherings
Attend CeO First-Year Orientation the in August
Complete and review semester progress report each semester during one's first year
Complete the LASSI and CeO Writing Assessments
- Is a First-Generation College Student
- Meets Federal Income Guidelines
- Is a Student with a Documented Disability
- Neither parent received a baccalaureate degree
- A student who regularly resided with and received support from one parent and that supporting parent did not receive a baccalaureate degree
- A baccalaureate degree is commonly referred to as a “four-year degree” or “bachelor’s degree”
- Taxable income did not exceed 150 percent of poverty level for the previous year
- Click here to review Federal TRIO Program income guidelines
- 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.
If you have any questions, please email CeOadmissions@cdo.wisc.edu or call 608-265-5106.