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Business Educational Opportunity Program (BEOP)

What is BEOP?
The Business Educational Opportunity Program (BEOP) is a collaborative program between the Foster School and the UW Office of Minority Affairs, Educational Opportunity Program Counseling Center. Services are geared towards providing assistance with admission, scholarships, academic advising and tutoring services. BEOP works with pre-business students to ensure a smooth transition to the Foster School.

Who can participate in BEOP activities?
All students affiliated with the UW Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) – which serves underrepresented minority, first-generation and low-income students – who have an interest in business are considered “BEOP Students”. If you would like more information about affiliating with this program, please contact the EOP Counseling and Advising Office.


Pre-major Advising
Individual Advising Appointments
(Virtual Appointment Sign-Ups)

Undergraduate Diversity Services
Please email [email protected]

Foster Academic Advising
Foster Academic Advisers are available to meet with students interested in Business;
– Every other Thursday starting at 3pm, for a thirty minute online information session at this zoom link. Specific dates can be found here
– Monday-Thursday 11:30am-1:20pm, for quick questions during drop-in advising, use this zoom link to attend
– Or schedule an appointment by calling: 206-685-3400 or emailing [email protected]

OMA&D Academic Counseling Services
OMA&D Counseling Services – To schedule a virtual advising appointment and speak with an OMA&D Adviser, please call 206.543.7132 for more information. Virtual Drop-In Hours: Monday – Friday between 10am – 4pm

Accounting 199
Accounting 199 is a supplemental 2-credit course providing in-depth instruction and explanation about topics covered in Accounting 215. Students enrolled in Accounting 199 have a noticeably higher final Accounting 215 grade, as well as an increased understanding of accounting. Students take the course concurrently with Accounting 215. If you are interested in taking this course please speak with a Foster School adviser in 202 Dempsey Hall.

Tutorial Services
The BEOP funds business tutors in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Instructional Center (IC). The IC provides year round tutorial services in business core subjects, including calculus, economics, statistics and accounting. A wide variety of tutors are available to meet with students on a drop in basis. For more information about the Instructional Center and its tutorial services please visit the link above.

Writing Skills Assessment Workshop

The Writing Skills Assessment (WSA) is a required part of the Foster School of Business admissions process and must be completed prior to a student submitting their application. The WSA is made up of two essays which students must complete during a 90-minute timed period proctored by Foster School staff. The score earned on the WSA provides a quantitative measure of students’ ability to think analytically and communicate ideas in writing. Learn more about the format and grading rubric for the WSA here.

To ensure that all EOP-eligible students intent on applying to the Foster School are well prepared and feeling confident for the WSA, the Foster UDS team and UW EOP team have teamed up for over a decade to provide the annual Winter WSA Workshop. This program provides an in-depth dive into the test and includes a proctored and graded mock exam. To be eligible for this program, applicants must be EOP-eligible and planning to apply to Foster in one of the next two cycles.

Application Updates:
– 2023 Winter WSA Workshop – Application Closed
– 2024 Winter WSA Workshop – Will open in Autumn Quarter 2023

BEOP Workshops

These sessions are collaboratively planned between counselors in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) Counseling Center and the Foster School. The primary objective is to help inform EOP students of the stages of preparation for applying to the Foster School. The workshops are designed to give students the information needed to complete a competitive application.

BEOP Contact Information
Undergraduate Diversity Services
UW Foster School of Business
Founders Hall 201
Email: [email protected]