Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state and college funded program designed to assist students with economic, linguistic, and educational challenges (as defined by Title V) enroll and succeed in higher education. Comprehensive support services are provided to promote access to college and once the student is enrolled, to increase retention and/or transfer to four-year universities and colleges.

We will begin accepting applications on May 1, 2024 for the fall 2024 semester. To apply, please complete our online application by clicking on the student portal link below.

For questions, please visit our Virtual Front Counter on Cranium Café, give us a call at (714) 484-7368, or drop by our office in the Cypress College Complex, Room 201, 2nd floor.

Program Services

  • Outreach, Recruitment, and Specialized Orientation
  • Priority Registration
  • Book Service Awards
  • Scientific/Graphing Calculator Loan
  • Free Educational Supplies and Materials
  • One-on-One Counseling and Advisement
  • Computer Lab with Free Printing
  • Educational Grants (contingent upon funding)
  • Enhanced Tutoring
  • Instructional Support
  • Specialized Workshops
  • University Application Fee Waivers
  • University Field Trips

How do I qualify for EOPS?

In order to be considered for EOPS, you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a California resident or meet AB 540/California Dream Act requirements
  • Be enrolled full-time (12 units) when accepted by EOPS
  • Must qualify to receive a California College Promise Grant (CCPG). Students qualified under method C must meet the Income Standards set by Title 5
  • Must have less than 45 cumulative units completed at all colleges or universities attended

You must also meet one of the following criteria

  • Did not qualify for enrollment in the minimum level English or Mathematics course required for an associate degree
  • Did not graduate from high school or obtain the General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Graduated high school with a grade point average below 2.50
  • Was previously enrolled in remedial education courses
  • Are a first generation college student
  • Are a member of an underrepresented group
  • Have parent(s) who are non-native English speakers
  • Are an emancipated foster youth