Department Vision Statement:

"We strive to humanize the educational journey."


EOPS Statewide Mission Statement:

"The EOPS program's primary mission is to encourage the enrollment, retention, and transfer of students handicapped by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college.  EOPS offers academic and support counseling, financial aid and other support services."



If you have questions related to EOPS or CARE program services, such as your book voucher, grant, application, or other info, please email our EOPS staff at grossmont.eops@gcccd.edu.   


eCounseling Services

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.


  • 30 minute - Review progress report, update or revise an educational plan, check-in
  • 1 hour - Financial Aid petition/form, new educational plan, new EOPS student (1st contact), Personal counseling

Current EOPS students may schedule an appointment with a counselor HERE.


Drop In Counseling Services (NEW!)

Our new Drop In service is available through our regular counseling appointment link, which you can access here.  Please keep in mind that Drop In is only for a quick 5-15 minute counseling session. 


  • How to use Drop In video in English.
  • How to use Drop In video in Arabic.
Schedule  - (Currently not available)



eAdvising Services

EAdvising is designed for quick questions related to registration for summer or fall classes, transcripts, or other related EOPS services through eAdvising. Counselors are unable to provide detailed information through eAdvising.


Submit a question to EOPS counselors or review a response here.


Applications Period


Application period opens: July 1st for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester every year.


Apply to EOPS





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How and when do I apply for EOPS?

Application period opens: July 1st for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester every year.


What do I need to apply for EOPS? 

Students must have a current application for Grossmont College and have completed the FAFSA application or CA Dream Act Application online.


(Students must meet all criteria listed below)

  • Must be a CA resident --Students who qualify for CA residency under AB540 status are also eligible to apply.
  • Qualify for the CA Promise Grant (formerly CA Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Method A, B, or C with zero Expected Family Contribution). 
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (full-time) or more at Grossmont College at the time of acceptance into EOPS. 

    Waitlisted units DO NOT count to fulfill criteria. If you are unable to enroll in full-time units due to a disability, please submit a Reduced Load Recommendation Form to grossmont.eops@gcccd.edu with Reduced Units as the subject line. 
  • Must have completed less than 70-degree applicable college units at the time of applying. If you have attended another college/university, you must have all official college transcripts on file with the Grossmont Admissions & Records Office before we can continue to process your application. 

one or more of the following:

  • Have a demonstrated educational disadvantage
  • A member of an underrepresented group targeted by GC's student equity goals. 
  • Graduated high school with a GPA below a 2.5
  • Non-high school graduate
  • Have previously enrolled in basic skills or remedial education courses in High School or former college.
  • English is not the first-language spoken at home.
  • First generation-college student, where neither parent or legal guardian have attained a college education.
  • Current or former foster youth
  • Homeless or at-risk of being homeless
When will I hear back from EOPS? 

You will receive an email informing you of your status within 2 weeks. If you do not hear from us, feel free to email us at grossmont.eops@gcccd.edu

Please note, if you are admitted into EOPS, you will be required to attend a mandatory orientation before receiving EOPS services.