What We Do
Established in 1987, Early Identification Program (EIP) serves as the college preparatory program of George Mason University. With over 1,000 students who have graduated from the program, EIP provides access to educational resources for middle and high school students who will be the first in their families to attend a college or university. Currently, more than 600 enrolled students are actively pursuing higher education due to funding from our corporate alliances, individual donors, and our partnership with seven local public school systems in Northern Virginia. They include Fairfax County, Prince William County, Alexandria City, Arlington County, Falls Church City, Manassas City, and Manassas Park City, with whom we collaborate to nominate, select, support, retain, and graduate students each year.
EIP empowers students to achieve their goal of attaining higher education, and succeeding therein. Our aim is to educate the whole student. We provide year-round academic enrichment, personal and social development, civic engagement, and leadership training opportunities. EIP ensures that students are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and intellect to become lifelong learners, leaders, and responsible global citizens.
- Provide access to beneficial academic, career, and developmental resources.
- Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are relevant to their high school curriculum and will help them transition to post-secondary institutions.
- Engage families in the student’s academic experience and equip parents with insight and skills to help their students prepare for college.
- Collaborate with school divisions, parents/guardians, the private sector, and the community to maximize access to all possible additional resources for our students.
- Provide a safe environment for students to learn and grow through exposure to collegiate life at George Mason University.