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.

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: February 3rd, 2023

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

Further details will follow.

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.