Dennis Padilla, an EOP counselor, helping a student during academic advising week.

Whether we like it or not, class registration is around the corner and trying to figure out our class schedule is always a hard task to accomplish. If you are in need of help, there is a place to get it.

Other than being a Richter Center Ambassador, I also work as a peer mentor for the Educational Opportunity Program in the Student Success Services office. In this office you can find help in academic advising, tutorial services, learning skill workshops, counseling, career planning, financial aid follow-up and social activities. You don’t have to be an EOP student to have these services available to you. The services are opened to all Fresno State students. All the EOP counselors block a week in each semester close to registration week and they can all be found in the library. They, along with peer mentors, are there all week for at least two hours a day to help students with academic advising. For this service students don’t even have to make an appointment – simply call the office for a schedule, or go into the office in the Joyal Building 224 or call 559-278-1787.

You can find more information about the EOP and its services at

– Ambassador Val