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EOPS Eligibility

  • Be a resident of California or meet AB 540/ California Dream Act requirements
  • 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 CCPG (California College Promise Grant) A or B.
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as determined by Title 5 and the EOPS program guidelines.
  • Have not completed more than 60 degree applicable units.
  • Admission into the program is on a 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. Failure to complete 1st, 2nd, and 3rd contact with with an EOPS counselor.
  3. Dropped/withdraws classes without consulting with EOPS/CARE Counselor/Director.
  4. Completed semester with less than 2.0 GPA
  5. Failure to comply with supplemental contract or counselors strategies for improvement
  6. Students that are discovered cheating or committing fraud with EOPS/CARE benefits/funds or who display abusive behavior toward EOPS/CARE staff/faculty or in the EOPS/CARE center will be automatically dismissed.
  7. Failure 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, to schedule an appointment go to EOPS/CARE Guiding Light at If on EOPS intervention, student must attend one intervention workshop.
  2. Enroll in 12 units per semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA.
  3. Attend all mandatory orientations.
  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 intervention and continue to not comply with the Mutual Responsibility Contract student will be removed from the program at the end of the intervention term.
  11. Notify EOPS of any changes in your name, address, or phone number.
  12. Apply or renew FAFSA each year.
  13. CARE students must adhere to specific requirements outlined by the CARE program.
  14. Student is responsible for ensuring that they have a completed Progress Report when they attend their second contact during walk-in times. Students taking on-line classes can download & email the
  15. Progress Report EOPS Progress Report to your instructors at (Canvas grades are accepted)
  16. If you utilize the Accommodation Service Center (formerly DSPS), the student must provide EOPS with a reduced course load document signed by ASC authorized personnel if less than 12 units are recommended. Student will provide this documentation prior to the expiration of the document.
  17. Need to demonstrate 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 1st and 7th week of the semester

2nd Contact: Completed Progress Report turned in during walk-in times with a counselor between the 8th and 14th week of the semester

3rd Contact: Completed between 15th and 18th week of the semester.

4th Contact: (Intervention): Please see EOPS Spring 2022 Syllabus