Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) - Adult Services at CAEO | UNLV



To provide educational information and assistance to qualified individuals who want to pursue a program of postsecondary education.


Increase the accessibility of a post-secondary education for all of its adult participants. The EOC program offers services at no cost to participants.

About the Center

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) program is funded by the U. S. Department of Education for the purpose of providing assistance to adults who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education. EOC seeks to inform both adults and the larger community about the educational opportunities available.

EOC helps high school seniors as well as high school graduates and college dropouts to make career choices and set educational goals. The program also helps high school dropouts enroll in adult high school alternative education programs.

Whether you have plans to attend a 2-year community college, 4-year university, certificate or professional program, EOC can help.


An individual is eligible to participate in the EOC program if the individual lives in Clark County and meets all three of the following requirements:

  1. Is a citizen or national of the United States (U.S.); or is a permanent resident of the U. S.; or is in the U.S. for other than a temporary purpose and provides evidence from the Immigration and Naturalization Service of his/her intent to become a permanent resident;
  2. Is at least 19 years of age or older; or is less than 19 years of age, and is not appropriately served by a TRIO Talent Search program;
  3. Expresses a desire to enroll, or is enrolled, in a program of postsecondary education, and requests information or assistance in applying for admission to, or financial aid for, such a program

A Veteran, regardless of age, is eligible to participant if he or she satisfies the eligibility requirements of 1, 2, and 3 above.

Other Eligibility Requirements

  • The program determines the eligibility of each participant in the program at the time the individual is selected to participant.
  • The program determines the status of low-income and potential first-generation college student.

Low-income means: an individual whose family’s taxable income did not exceed 150% of the poverty level which is established by the Bureau of Census of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Potential first-generation means: An individual neither of whose parents received a 4- year degree; or an individual who regularly resided with and received support from only one person, and whose supporting parent did not receive a 4-year degree.

Who We Serve

  1. Veterans of any age qualify
  2. Active duty military & family
  3. Adults 19 years of age and older
  4. Less than 19 years of age and not served by a TRiO Talent Search program
  5. Individuals who desire to enroll in a postsecondary education program
  6. High school seniors
  7. High school graduates
  8. High school drop outs
  9. Adults with GED or High School Equivalency Certificate
  10. Adults who want to transfer to another College
  11. Adults wanting to return to college
  12. College stop outs
  13. Adults who want to change their careers
  14. Individuals desiring to attend a vocational, technical, or trade school
  15. Displaced workers
  16. Underemployed workers


  • Academic Counseling:
    • Individualized personal, academic and career counseling
    • High School Equivalency (HSE) Pre-testing
    • Referral to Adult Education Centers for HSE Assistance
    • HSE Test Payment Assistance (subject to funds availability)
    • Referrals to local agencies with services to assist non-traditional students
  • Enrollment Counseling:
    • Assistance in identifying a college, vocational school, career specific program, or proprietary school that meets your needs
    • College transfer advising
    • Assistance in completing applications for admissions and enrollment forms
    • Academic advising
  • Financial Aid Counseling:
    • Assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Assistance with completing college/school financial aid verification forms
    • Scholarship information
    • Financial literacy and loan counseling
  • Career Exploration:
    • Information regarding the job market, career projections, and training
    • Advice on career assessments to match your interest, abilities, and values with appropriate training
  • Computer Lab:
    • The computer lab is available for use by program participants for general usage in relation to education

Questions or to make an appointment contact: 702-774-4200.


To Apply to EOC, please contact 702-774-4200 for additional information.