We provide a diverse population of first generation and low income students access into higher education by preparing them
to meet high academic, personal, and social standards.
WELCOME FROM PAS Director, an EOP Alumnae (Summer of 1980) :
As an alumna of EOP (1980) and CCSU, I can ensure that you will be challenged to work hard, and more importantly, to take full advantage of the opportunity to become leaders and career professionals. For further information, I encourage you to visit our website.
We look forward to working with you.
HISTORY of PAS, ConnCAP & EOP:
Since 1968, the Central Connecticut State University Pre-Collegiate and Access Service (PAS) department has a long rich tradition in providing access to students to achieve a college education.
The PAS department is the home of two programs:
The Connecticut Collegiate Awareness and Preparation Program (ConnCAP) and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP):
The ConnCAP prepares New Britain middle and high school students to attend college.
EOP recruits and assists undergraduate students from throughout the State of Connecticut to obtain their bachelor's degree.
PAS Synonymous With Access To Higher Education:
PAS is in the business of creating future leaders and scholars. It helps provide access and promotes retention for students who may not have had the opportunity to attend college otherwise. Our programs are integral to secure individual success in college, and predicting future success in the community at large.