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  • 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 Waiver A or B.
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by Title 5 and the EOPS program guidelines.
  • No more than 45 units completed on degree applicable units.  
  • Admission into the program is on first-come-first serve basis.

Student may remain eligible for EOPS services unless one of the following occurs:

  1. Completes 70 degree applicable units.
  2. Completes six(6) consecutive semesters in EOPS without term-to-term interruption. 
  3. Fails to do any contacts with any EOPS counselor.
  4. Fails probation contract.
  5. Withdraws from all classes without informing the EOPS director or counselor.
  6. 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:

  1. Maintain three (3) EOPS counselor contacts per semester.  If on EOPS probation, a 4th contact is required.
  2. Enroll in 12 units per semester and maintain a cumulative 2.0 GPA.
  3. Attend all mandatory orientations and meetings.
  4. Declare a major/academic goal by the end of second semester in EOPS.
  5. Develop/update an EOPS Student Ed Plan each semester with an EOPS counselor.
  6. Follow your EOPS Student Ed Plan when scheduling classes.
  7. Consult with an EOPS counselor before making changes to your class schedule.
  8. Meet with an EOPS counselor if experiencing difficulties which may impact your academic progress.
  9. Use Textbook funds ONLY for classes currently enrolled in.
  10. 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.
  11. Notify EOPS of any changes in your name, address, or phone number.
  12. Apply or renew FAFSA each year by March 2nd.
  13. CARE students must ahere to specific requirements outlined by CARE program.
  14. Student is responsible for submitting the Progress Report to the EOPS office; this will be counted as a 2nd 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  
  15. 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.
  16. 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.