To be considered for the EOPS program, a student must:
- Be a resident of California.
- Be enrolled full-time (12 units, unless student has a special waiver) in a program leading to a certificate, associates, or transfer to a 4-year university.
- Qualify to receive a Board of Governor's Grant A or B.
- Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by Title 5 and the EOPS program guidelines.
- Not have completed more than 36 degree applicable units.
Student accepted into EOPS remains eligible for services until one of the following occurs:
- Completes 70 degree applicable units.
- Completes six(6) consecutive semesters in EOPS without term-to-term interruption.
- Fails to do any contacts with any EOPS counselor.
- Fails probation contract.
- Withdraws from all classes.
- Fails to meet the terms and conditions of the EOPS Mutual Responsibility Contract.
Student must adhere to the following in order to remain eligible for EOPS services:
- Maintain three (3) EOPS counselor contacts per semester.
- Enroll in 12 units per semester and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
- Attend all mandatory orientations and meetings.
- Declare a major/academic goal by the end of second semester in EOPS.
- Develop/update an EOPS Student Ed Plan each semester with an EOPS counselor.
- Follow your EOPS Student Ed Plan when scheduling classes.
- Consult with an EOPS counselor before making changes to your class schedule.
- Meet with an EOPS counselor if experiencing difficulties which may impact your academic progress.
- Use Textbook funds ONLY for classes currently enrolled in.
- If placed on EOPS probation and continued to not comply with the Mutual Responsibility Contract student will be removed from the program at the end of the probation term.
- Notify EOPS of any changes in your name, address, or phone number.
- Apply or renew FAFSA each year by March 2nd.
- CARE students must ahere to specific requirements outlined by CARE program.
- Student is responsible for submitting the Progress Report to the EOPS office; this will be counted as a second contact. You do not need to make an appointment if you have a "C" or above grades. Students taking on-line classes can download & email the Progress Report to the instructors at www.msjc.edu/eops
- If DSPS, student must provide EOPS with a stress test (recommending the number of units) as determine by the DSPS Director or a DSPS counselor if less than 12 units are recommended. Student will provide the stress test to the EOPS counselor once a year.
- Need to demostrate semester-by-semester progress.
NOTE: Failure to meet all 3 Counseling contacts will result in your dismissal from the EOPS program. Please schedule your appointments accordingly.
1st Contact: Completed between 2nd and 7th week of the semester
2nd Contact: Completed Progress Report turned in by the 10th week of the semester
3rd Contact: Completed between 11th and 16th week of the semester.
4th Contact: Applies to probation students and needs to be completed before the semester ends.