Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is here to make sure students disadvantaged by social, economic, educational or linguistic barriers get the resources they need to enroll and succeed at any California community college. How? By offering comprehensive academic and support counseling, financial aid and other services aimed at retaining students and helping them reach their educational and career goals.
Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education.
The CARE program offers additional support services so students can transition from
welfare dependency by securing the education, training, and marketable skills needed
for self-sufficiency and upward social mobility.
Available to students who are single parents receiving public assistance
Cooperating Agencies Foster Youth Educational Support
Program targeting current or former foster youth enrolled in California’s community colleges. Next Up/Guardian Scholars offers a range of services and resources to help current and former foster youth increase their confidence and ability to become successful, college-educated individuals.
|Short-term and long-term Educational Planning
Academic, Career, and Personal Counseling
Letters of Recommendation for Scholarships or Employment
CSU EOP Recommendations
Monthly Bus Passes
Cap & Gown and Honor Cord
Transfer Applications Fee Waiver
*All benefits are dependent on available funding, financial unmet need, and on program standing.
If you are a current EOPS student, you may schedule an appointment using the link below. EOPS Counselors will have access to transcripts and Education Plans for a complete virtual counseling session. You can schedule a 30 minute or 1 hour appointment.
Current EOPS students may schedule an appointment with a counselor here
Drop In Counseling - New
Quick 5-15 minute counseling sessions
Our Drop In service is available through our regular counseling appointment link.
Schedule an appointment here
How to use drop in counseling - English
How to use drop in counseling - Arabic.
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|Registration for classes
How to obtain transcripts
How to find EOPS resources and more
July 1st for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester every year.
Students must have a current application for Grossmont College on file and completed the FAFSA application or CA Dream Act Application online
Students must meet all of the following criteria:
|Must be a CA resident
Qualify for CA residency under AB540
Qualify for the CA Promise Grant - Formerly BOG
Full-time student minimum of 12-units at the time of acceptance into EOPS
Disabled students who are unable to enroll full time may submit a Reduced Load Recommendation form
Email form requests to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Reduced Units" as the subject line.
Completed less than 70-degree applicable college units at the time of applying to EOPS.
Must have all official college transcripts for college credits earned from other institutions on file in Admissions & Records before EOPS application is processed
AND one or more of the following:
|A demonstrated educational disadvantage
A member of an underrepresented group targeted by Grossmont College's equity goals
Graduated high school with a GPA below 2.5
Previously enrolled in basic skills or remedial education courses in high school or a former college
English is not the first-language spoken at home
First generation-college student
Current or former foster youth
Homeless or at-risk of being homeless