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Educational Opportunity Center

TRIO Programs (TRIO)

Educational Opportunity Center

Welcome to the Educational Opportunity Center!

It's Never Too Late to Further Your Education!

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a free TRIO program designed to assist 1000 adults in obtaining a high school equivalency and/or with college or vocational school enrollment. EOC staff assists participants with determination of educational goals, academic assistance, completion of college admission and financial aid applications, college adjustment concerns and career exploration. The program is for anyone who does not already have a four-year degree. The program can even continue to assist students after they have begun college coursework. Participants must reside in Carter, Unicoi, Hawkins, Sullivan, Johnson, Washington, or Greene counties in Tennessee

How do I Apply?

Anyone interested in receiving services from the ETSU Educational Opportunity Center must complete an application packet.  Because the EOC is a federally funded program, income information will be collected for statistical purposes.  All information provided in the application packet is confidential.

To obtain an application and schedule an appointment with an advisor, you may either

Contact the EOC office at 423-392-8043 (collect calls are accepted)


E-Mail , EOC Executive Aide


If you have participated in the EOC before, please complete the Participant Update Form and mail to the address on the form and an advisor will be in touch to schedule an appointment.


Click on the links below to view and print each document in the application packet.


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Educational Opportunity Center Application Packet 

Educational Opportunity Center Application

Release of Information 

Needs Assessment 

 All three forms must be completed before any services can be provided. 

Applications should be mailed to: 

Educational Opportunity Center
1501 University Blvd.
Kingsport, TN 37660

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