All students deserve the chance to pursue postsecondary education to expand their knowledge, skillset, and prospects for the workforce. SC Educational Opportunity Programs are designed with the goal of providing every prospective student in South Carolina the opportunity to attend an educational program.
Contact the SC Ed Op Co-Chairs below for registration questions or assistance.
Regular Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 31st
Late Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 7th ***additional late fees apply***
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.
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)
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.
9/6 - 9/9
9/12 - 9/16
Week 1: Orangeburg/Richland Week
9/19 - 9/23
Week 2: Lexington/Aiken Week
9/26 - 9/30
10/3 - 10/7
Week 4: Anderson, Oconee, Pickens
10/10 - 10/14
Week 5: Pee Dee/Florence
10/17 - 10/21
10/24 - 10/28
10/31 - 11/4
11/6 - 11/11
Week 9: Rock Hill/Sumter
11/14 - 11/18
Make-up Week (if needed)
The contact information for week/site coordinators is included in the PDF schedules. Please contact those coordinators for individual event/week questions.
For questions about the overall circuit, please contact:
SC Ed Op Co-chair (Weeks 3, 4, 7, 8, and 9 )
Naomi Israel, Spartanburg Methodist College
SC Ed Op Co-chair (Weeks 1, 2, 5, 6)
Brittany Shearin, Columbia College
CACRAO VP for Admissions (SC)
Katie Beeson, Furman University
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.