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10th Annual EOP Spring Reception

Educational Opportunity Program

The primary goals of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are to improve the access, retention and graduation of students who have been historically, economically and/or educationally disadvantaged.

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Educational Talent Search

Educational Talent Search (ETS) is designed to assist participants in reaching a postsecondary education. Serving students grades six through twelve, ETS offers counseling and advising to help students reach college.

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Trio Achievers

Trio Achievers is designed to assist participants with enhancing their academic skills, increase their retention and graduation rates and promote graduate and professional school programs.

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Upward Bound

Upward Bound (UBM) provides fundamental support to local low-income, first-generation college bound high school students.

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Summer Institute

Summer Institute (SI) is an academic orientation program held annually for newly admitted freshmen. SI will help you make a successful transition from high school to college.

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Most Promising Places to Work

For the fourth time since 2017, Cal Poly has been named one of the Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by ACPA!

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Strategic Plan

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What is SAS?

Mission Statement

To provide access to higher education, facilitate transition to the university environment, and assist in the development of academic and personal skills, thus promoting academic success towards graduation for a diverse student population.

Through Student Academic Services, students can utilize a network of academic services, advisors, and activities designed to assist you in excelling at Cal Poly and in enhancing your learning skills. We provide academic and personal advising, as well as a wide range of academic enhancement services which will support your personal growth and academic achievement at Cal Poly.

Another of our goals is to offer support to students from backgrounds that have been traditionally underrepresented by income and/or disability in the California State University System. The goal of SAS is to ensure that all students at Cal Poly have equal opportunity to achieve academic success and graduation.

Contact Info


Department CoordinatoR: Marie St. James
TELEPHONE: 805-756-2303
LOCATION: Student Academic Services
Science Bldg 52, Room E7
California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

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