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Educational Opportunity Center

The Educational Opportunity Center is a program funded by the U.S. Department of Education designed to assist adults in obtaining postsecondary education (education beyond the high school/GED level).

How much do your services cost?

All of our services are free!

Who is eligible?

All U.S. citizens and permanent resident aliens who:

  • live in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester counties
  • are 19 years of age or older
  • are enrolled or want to enroll in ANY college

What services do we provide?

  • Information: College admissions, financial aid and scholarship search
  • Counseling: Academic, career and postsecondary enrollment
  • Technical assistance: Help in preparing applications for financial aid and postsecondary admissions
  • Referrals: GED classes and contact information on other agencies where you can receive services not provided by EOC
  • Additional referrals for college entrance exams: SAT, ACT, ACCUPLACER

How are these services provided?

  • Individual counseling and information sessions at any of our offices in the Charleston area
  • Group counseling and information sessions
  • Workshops on college financial aid, career direction and financial literacy
  • College tours: in-state and out-of-state colleges
  • Instruments (self-directed search) to help discover occupational and educational interests

Contact Info


Thornley Campus
Bldg. 420
7000 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston

Palmer Campus
Rm. 112
66 Columbus Street
Downtown Charleston

Berkeley Campus
Rm. 183
Highway 17-A
Moncks Corner
843-574-6111, ext. 8020


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