Act 101 is a state-supported program designed to foster academic success and leadership ability in Pennsylvania residents with certain academic and financial needs.

About the Program

Participants in the Act 101 program at CCAS* are students in traditional undergraduate baccalaureate programs and are typically identified by CCAS and invited into the program before or shortly after they begin their first semester of study. Many Act 101 students begin with the EQUIP summer academic bridge program and continue with an individualized program of tutoring, counseling, advising, and developmental reading and writing courses. Eligible students who do not attend EQUIP may get involved with Act 101 after admission. Act 101 students enjoy special social activities, personal and academic development workshops, and financial support.  Contact CCAS for further information.

*Esperanza College also participates in Act 101. Esperanza students should contact:
Gladys Ramirez-Wrease, EdD
Associate Dean of Academic & Student Success
Esperanza College of Eastern University

215-324-0746 Ext.419


To be eligible for ACT 101, you must:

  • Be a Pennsylvania resident
  • Demonstrate academic need based on admission requirements
  • Have an adjusted gross family income that meets current program guidelines outlined by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

More Information

For more information about Act 101 at Eastern, contact the Cushing Center for Counseling & Academic Support

210 Walton Hall
Phone: (610) 341-5837
Fax: (610) 225-5036