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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. 


Program Overview


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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.



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Program Benefits


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Academic, Career, and Personal Counseling

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Priority Registration

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Educational Workshops

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Letters of Recommendation for Scholarships or Employment

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CSU EOP Recommendations

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Textbook Vouchers

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Financial Grants

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Monthly Bus Passes

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Cap & Gown and Honor Cord

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Transfer Applications Fee Waiver
Scantrons and Blue Books



*All benefits are dependent on available funding, financial unmet need, and on program standing.




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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.


Current EOPS students may schedule an appointment with a counselor here 




Get quick answers to your questions through eAdvising Services.


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How to obtain transcripts

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How to find EOPS resources and more


Submit a question to EOPS counselors or review a response here

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When do I apply for EOPS?

Application period

July 1st for the fall semester and December 1st for the spring semester every year.


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What are the eligibility requirements needed to apply for EOPS?


Eligibility Requirements

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:


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Qualify for CA residency under AB540
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Qualify for the CA Promise Grant - Formerly BOG 
Method A, B, or C with zero Expected Family Contribution

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Full-time student minimum of 12-units at the time of acceptance into EOPS
Waitlisted courses will NOT fulfill this requirement


Disabled students who are unable to enroll full time may submit a Reduced Load Recommendation form


Email form requests to grossmont.eops@gcccd.edu with "Reduced Units" as the subject line.

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Completed less than 70-degree applicable college units at the time of applying to EOPS.

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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:


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A member of an underrepresented group targeted by Grossmont College's equity goals

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Graduated high school with a GPA below 2.5 


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Previously enrolled in basic skills or remedial education courses in high school or a former college

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English is not the first-language spoken at home

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First generation-college student
(Neither parent or legal guardian have attained a college education)

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Current or former foster youth

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Homeless or at-risk of being homeless



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When will I know if I have been admitted into EOPS?




You will receive an email informing you of your status within 2 weeks. If you do not hear from us, 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.

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