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The California Dream Act

California Dream Act (AB540) was signed into law October 12, 2001, authorizes any students, including undocumented students, who meet the following criteria to pay in-state tuition at California’s public colleges and universities. Attended a CA high school for 3 or More years. Graduated from a CA high or attained the equivalent of a HS diploma. [...]

Junior’s College Admissions Checklist

October 1. Sign up and take the PSAT. (Check with your high school counselor for date and location) 2. Have a counselor evaluate your records for college preparation. 3. Make sure you are taking the correct classes for college bound students (A-G requirements). 4. Attend the College Information Day on the U. C. Berkeley campus. [...]


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Admission Requirements

All students and parents should check this page at least once a year. Taking the right courses in high school is the most crucial step you will take in going to a four year college after high school graduation. How many of the admissions requirements have you satisfied? What is your plan to satisfy all [...]


The East Bay Consortium is grateful for the support of the corporations, foundations, government agencies, and private donors that have contributed to our success. With their help, we strive to encourage today's youth to pursue their academic and personal goals. Our thanks to these major donors: California State Department of Education California State GEAR UP Cal-SOAP, [...]

Transfer: Make It Happen

Transfer Making it Happen (TMIH) is an effort to provide necessary resources to high students who wish to begin their post-secondary education at a community college and then transfer to a four-year university. TMIH  works with a cohort of high school students at the College and Career Information Centers served by EBC. These students are [...]

I’m Going to College

I'm Going to College (IGTC) is designed to create an awareness of the opportunities of a college education to elementary school students, and to make going to college an attainable goal. The program works with all 5th grade students at an elementary school. The East Bay Consortium works with 5th grade teachers to guide students [...]

Top College Resources Online

Here is a list of the most informative college websites that the East Bay Consortium has compiled - everything from the College Board to FastWEB. Not only are they listed all together in one place, but you can also link to any of the sites on the list. We have separated the links into two [...]


Established in 1978 as part of the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc, (EBC) was founded to develop and improve educational opportunities for students in the East Bay. EBC's goal is to provide these opportunities by developing student and parent programs, improving teacher instruction in mathematics [...]


The East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc. is one of fifteen California Student Opportunity and Access Projects (Cal-SOAP) administered by the California Student Aid Commission. The East Bay Consortium provides services to students and teachers in Oakland to achieve the goal of increasing the number of students finishing high school and enrolling in postsecondary [...]