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Educational Opportunity Center

Welcome to “Our Virginia State University” - Educational Opportunity Center (EOC). The VSU EOC is a federally funded program through the US Department of Education. The EOC serves low-income, first generation adults, ages 18 and older, and military connected persons who need assistance with enrolling in a GED program and/or postecondary (i.e. vocational, community college, university).

The mission of the EOC is to provide free services to qualified participants with accessing post secondary educational opportunities. Services include GED enrollment assistance, test preparation, academic and career counseling, college admissions and financial aid application assistance.

The VSU EOC serves participants in the following areas:


  • Colonial Heights
  • Emporia
  • Hopewell
  • Petersburg
  • Richmond


  • Charles City
  • Chesterfield
  • Dinwiddie
  • Greensville
  • Prince George
  • Surry
  • Sussex
  • United States Combined Army Support Command (CASCOM) and Fort Lee Military Installation
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