Extended Opportunities Program & Services


Guiding Students Towards a Successful College Path!

Important Notice on Eligibility for EOPS/CARE Program Services: Please be aware that all EOPS/CARE students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units and complete at least 3 contacts/appointments with an EOPS/CARE counselor during the fall/spring semester in order to be eligible for Program Services including Priority Registration, Book Grants, Transportation Assistance, and other services. Students who do not meet minimum Program requirements may be ineligible for Program services and/or disqualified from the Program.
EOPS Staff

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program designed to provide academic support services to low income and educationally disadvantaged students.

EOPS is composed of a group of professionals ready to assist you with the resolution of both academic and personal issues. Our staff is set up to understand the problems of our culturally diverse population and strives to meet student needs that are as diverse as our student population.

Also under the umbrella of EOPS are two other programs that provide services to EOPS students. The CARE (Cooperative Agency Resources for Education) Program for single parents is specifically designed to provide support services and assist with the resolution of issues that are particular to this population. The Foster Youth Program has two counselors that provide support services specifically designed to assist with the problems and issues specific to this population.


1. Frequent Individual Counseling

EOPS counselors are always there when you need help. Starting college is exciting, but may also be confusing and stressful, having adequate support and resources can help you meet your goals.

2. Individualized Tutoring

EOPS students are eligible for one-to-one tutoring at no cost. College classes are more difficult than those in high school. Students sometimes feel overwhelmed and individual tutoring makes the difference.

3. Priority Registration

EOPS students enjoy the benefits of priority registration.

4. Educational Planning

EOPS counselors are trained to provide career information and plan your classes whether your goal is vocational or your plan is to transfer to a four-year institution.

5. Financial Assistance

EOPS students may be eligible for Book Grants to help defray the costs of textbooks and school supplies in addition to Transportation Services such as IVC parking permits or bus passes for qualifying students.

6. Personal Attention

An EOPS student is assigned to one counselor who becomes familiar with the student, their individual needs, and their goals. EOPS counselors are always readily available to assist their EOPS students.


In order to be considered for participation in the EOPS Program there are a number of eligibility requirements a student must meet.
They are as follows:
  • Student must be a California resident
  • Student must be enrolled in 12 units or more in fall/spring semester (unless approved by Program Coordinator)
  • Student cannot have completed more than 70 degree applicable units
  • Student must qualify for a California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver (CCPG)
  • Student must meet one of the following criteria:
    • Not be a high school graduate and not possess a General Education Diploma (GED)
    • High school GPA must be below 2.50
    • Has been enrolled in remedial courses while attending high school
    • Student must apply for financial aid

If none of the above are met the EOPS/CARE Coordinator may take other relevant criteria into consideration to determine eligibility for the Program as outlined in Title V of the California Education Code.

If you are interested in applying to EOPS/CARE, please contact our Program Office: 760.355-6407 (t) / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Summer 2020 Deadline

  • 1st and only contact: July 30th

Summer Walk-In Schedule:

 Monday 8:15 am - 6:30 pm 
 Tuesday  8:15 am - 6:30 pm 
 Wednesday  8:15 am - 6:30 pm 
 Thursday  Unavailable
 Friday  Closed

To schedule an appointment and/or request walk-in services, please contact our Program Office:

760.355-5727 or 760.355-6511