Clarion University's Educational Opportunities Program/ACT 101 (EOP/ACT 101) is an academic enrichment program. It is designed to provide a comprehensive four year academic experience at the university. EOP/ACT 101 students' academic skills and abilities are enhanced as a result of their participation in the program. Students enrolled in the EOP/ACT 101 program must participate in a six week Pre-College Summer Experience. Students may earn up to six academic credits for courses in Math, Speech, and Study Skills. In addition, they are required to take courses in reading/study skills, career exploration, and personal development. Students receive an extensive orientation to university life.
During both the summer and academic year, support services offered include financial aid counseling, individual analysis of study habits and supervised study sessions, and assistance in career planning and decision making. During the academic year, a limited number of regularly admitted students are received into the program. Faculty may recommend students to participate if space is available. Finally, the program sponsors extracurricular activities intended to enrich the student's total learning experience. All students accepted into the program must meet financial and/or academic eligibility requirements as established by the institution and the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Mission Statement: To develop and support program students so that their rates of persistence and graduation equal or surpass the rate of the general student body. To develop program students academic and social skills so they develop as campus leaders and graduate with marketable skills and experiences.