North Carolina Educational Opportunity Programs

All students deserve the chance to pursue postsecondary education to expand their knowledge, skillset, and prospects for the workforce. NC Educational Opportunity Programs are designed with the goal of providing every prospective student in North Carolina the opportunity to attend an educational program.

Registration will open soon!

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View the StriveScan Quick Start Guide or visit for more information.

August 31
- Registration Deadline
September 7 - Late Registration Deadline (there will be no extensions after this date) **$200 late fee will apply**

Ed-Op Fees
Due to the increased costs of hosting Ed-Op events, fees for individual events have been increased slightly to account for additional operating costs and the overall Ed-Op access fee has increased $100 for 4-yr institutions and $50 for 2-yr institutions. This is the first time we have increased this fee since its implementation.

Regular Registration / Late Registration
In order to accommodate our host institutions with accurate registration lists, the regular registration deadline is Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Any registrations after this date will incur a $200 additional late registration fee. This fee is for all registrations regardless of membership status. The late registration deadline is Wednesday, September 7, 2022.

CACRAO/StriveScan Partnership
CACRAO is pleased to announce we are continuing our partnership with StriveScan to bring their student barcode scanning technology to all of our college fairs in North and South Carolina. StriveScan will make the experience more efficient and productive for students and colleges, plus provide CACRAO and the Ed-Op organizers with valuable data about the events.

New for 2022 - Scanning is included in your registration fees for all Ed-Op events. There is no additional cost after Ed-Op registration to use StriveScan at any Ed-Op Fairs (no credits necessary). We will continue to work with each individual fair host, with the week coordinators, and with the Ed-Op team to ensure that students will be registered with a barcode to share their information with you. You’ll receive more information directly from StriveScan on set-up, scanning at fairs, and more closer to the start of the circuit.

We know that some institutions may have their own QR code to collect student data. In an effort to create the most positive and seamless student experience, and to provide CACRAO with accurate data on our Ed-Op events, we encourage your institution to utilize StriveScan rather than your own QR code.

You can find StriveScan training videos at and their team can be reached directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Overall registration fees are non-refundable. If you believe you have an incorrect price (member vs. non-member) listed during registration, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to inquire about your pricing status before submitting your registration.

  • CACRAO Member Institution: $400.00 + fair costs (if applicable)
  • CACRAO Non-Member Institution: $600.00 + fair costs (if applicable)
  • CACRAO Community College Member Institution: $200.00 + fair costs (if applicable)
  • CACRAO Community College Non-Member Institution: $350.00 + fair costs (if applicable)


Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions regarding the overall circuit and registration.

Savannah Powell, Co-Chair
Admissions Counselor
UNC Charlotte

David Stevenson, Co-Chair
Associate Director of Admissions
North Carolina School of Science & Math

Fall 2023 Schedule

Schedules are subject to change. It is the responsibility of individual institutions and their representatives to check back regularly for the final schedule as each Ed-Op week approaches.

Please contact the week coordinators for questions regarding the indiviudal weeks. The contact information for week coordinators is included in the PDF schedules below.

Note: There are no events scheduled for weeks 5A and 5B (10/10-10/14)

  • Week 1B: Asheville Week (09/11-09/15)
  • Week 2A: Boone Week (09/18-09/22)
  • Week 2B: Piedmont Week [Formally Salisbury] (09/18-09/22)
  • Week 3A: Alamance Week [Formally Elon] (09/25-09/29)
  • Week 3B: Gastonia Week (09/25-09/29)
  • Week 4A: Triad Week [Formally Metro] (10/02-10/06)
  • Week 4B: Sandhills Weeks [Formally Sanford] (10/02-10/06)
  • Week 6A: Charlotte-Concord Week (10/16-10/20)
  • Week 6B: Pitt County Week (10/16-10/20)
  • Week 7A: Wilmington Week (10/23-10/27)
  • Week 7B: Goldsboro Week (10/23-10/27)
  • Week 8A: Lumberton Week (10/30-11/03)
  • Week 8B: Northeastern Week (10/30-11/03)

College representatives and CACRAO are visitors at host locations. Our programming occurs at a variety of high schools, college campuses, and other venues in various municipalities and counties in two states. Representatives should follow protocols set forth by a host venue, school/district, and or local/state government in which they are traveling.

CACRAO, Inc. is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code.  

PO Box 487, Youngsville, NC 27596
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