EOPS

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.

EOPS applications for the Spring 2018 semester are being accepted in our office. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis until the program is full. Since spots fill quickly, it is best to submit your application as soon as possible. For additional information about the application process and to download the EOPS application, please click here.

Program Services Include:

  • Outreach, Recruitment and College Orientation
  • Priority Registration
  • Book Service Awards
  • Book Loan Library
  • Free Educational Supplies and Materials
  • One-on-One Counseling and Advisement
  • State-of-the-Art Computer Lab with Internet Access
  • Enhanced Tutoring
  • Instructional Support
  • Specialized Workshops
  • University Application Fee Waivers

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 Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW). 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