A Life-Changing Academic Experience

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We are happy to announce the EEP web application is up and running! Navigate to the "Apply to EEP" page and carefully read the Application Guidance section to ensure a smooth process.

What is EEP?

The Early Entrance Program (EEP) at Cal State LA— one of the few opportunities for accelerated education nationwide—is unique for several reasons. Established in 1982, the program allows gifted students to enroll as full-time students in the Honors College at Cal State LA.

The program accepts qualified students between the ages of 11-15 and features a large population of other gifted students. “EEPsters,” as they are known, attend regular college classes on campus, where an all-important support system is in place for them. EEPsters begin full-time study upon acceptance and earn their baccalaureate within four to five years.

A suite of rooms—including a kitchen, study room, computer room and social areas—is available for the students’ use. Within this complex are the offices of the director, success coach, and staff, who are always ready to lend a hand or ear.

EEP Events

There are no upcoming events.

EEP Alumni Spotlight

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Charmaine Chui

A graduate from the Early Entrance Program, Charmaine Chui is the youngest-ever graduate of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Graduating with her Juris Doctor, Charmaine excelled in her law school experience by taking advantage of numerous externships and will take on a position as a judicial law clerk at the Arizona Supreme Court with Justice James P. Beene. Read more about her accomplishments on ASU News by following the link below.

LIfe in EEP

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Challenge, hard work, fun, and lasting friendships characterize the EEP experience. Amongst their true academic peers, EEP students are able to flourish as individuals and reach their academic potential. EEP students are also very active in campus life, and often assume leadership roles in student government, academic clubs, and community service organizations.

EEP Students On Podcast

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EEP Students On Podcast

EEP students spotlighted on the Think Like A Genius: The Wonderkind Podcast


Episode Description

One of the greatest myths about very bright kids is that they can figure things out and take care of themselves, when, in fact, they have significant needs. In this episode, we hear from kids about what it's really like to be 'the smart one,' and how to better understand - and discover - what they need to flourish.

Information Sessions

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Join us for our In-Person Informational Session

RSVP for the Early Entrance Program's In-Person Informational Session is now closed. Thank you to everyone who has responded and we look forward to welcoming you! If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected].

Date: Coming Soon

Location:  5151 State University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Further details will follow.