Welcome to Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at OCC

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ANNOUNCEMENT:

COVID-19 Service Updates: All EOPS/CARE Program counseling services are currently being offered remotely.

On Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., the EOPS front office will be open in Watson Hall for limited in-person services.  We will also continue to offer virtual front office services Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. online. 

EOPS Counseling services will remain virtual for the time being until further notice.

EOPS is a State-funded comprehensive academic counseling program designed to provide additional support to eligible full-time students.

Our mission is to enhance each student's success by providing "over and above" services to eligible students with economic and academic barriers to their education. One fundamental goal of the program is to increase the number of underrepresented students enrolled in community college.  This is accomplished by providing an overall supportive environment with counseling and a variety of benefits and services. Eligibility is determined by academic and financial needs as mandated by the state.

Contact Us

(714) 432-5817

Watson Hall, 4th Floor, Rm 443

Office Hours

Counseling and Virtual Front Desk
Mon to Thu, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Sat & Sun, Closed
In-Person Front Desk
Mon, Tue, & Thurs. 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Cooperative Agencies and Resources for Education (CARE)

CARE is administered by the EOPS Program and serves the unique needs of single parents designated as head of household. When a student is accepted into CARE, they must have at least one child under 18, be a full-time EOPS student (at least 9 units,) and be a current recipient of  CalWORKs/TANF/AFDC. All CARE students must be accepted into the EOPS Program.

The application period is open year-round for CARE/DSPS/CalWORKs and Foster Youth students

Learn More About CARE Program

QUALIFICATIONS​

  • ​​​​California Resident or Non-Resident Tuition Exempt (AB-540)​
  • Be​​​​​​ a full-time student (12 units or more)​ Unless you are a DSPS, CAFYES, or CARE student.
  • ​​​First Priority to Student with Less Than 40 College Applicable Units​​​​​
  • ​​Have Not Earned a College Degree or Certificate
  • ​​Qualify for a California College Promise Grant (CCPG) A, B, or C with 0 EFC 
  • ​​Be determined to be educationally disadvantaged according to EOPS regulation.
  • Meet EOPS State Guidelines*​

*Criteria for EOPS students include qualifying for California College Promise Grant (CCPG) under option A-B or C with a Zero EFC (Expected Family Contribution) as determined by Financial Aid Office. According to California residency (AB 540 Eligible) and income requirements, EOPS applicants must be educationally disadvantaged, according to Title V, Article 2, section 56220(e).

  

​HOW TO APPLY​

  1. ​​​​​Complete an OCC Admission Application 
  2. Complete the FAFSA including CCPG or The California Dream Act with the OCC Financial Aid Office
  3. Complete EOPS Application*
  4. ​Submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges to Admissions and Records.

*Please note that completing an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Eligibility requirements mandated by Title 5 Regulations determine acceptance. Please call the EOPS office if you have any questions (714) 432-5817.

EOPS SEMESTER SERVICES

  • Academic Counseling
  • Textbook Service
  • Priority Registration
  • Limited School Supplies
  • Monthly Bus Pass or Parking Pass
  • Graduation Cap & Gown
  • CSU/UC Transfer Assistance
  • CSU/UC Application Fee Waiver
  • Cultural Activities
  • EOPS Scholarship Opportunity

SERVICES OFFERED ARE BASED ON STATE FUNDING AND AVAILABILITY. SERVICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED.

 

YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE EOPS PROGRAM

  • Enrolling full-time at OCC (12 units or more per semester)
  • Meeting with an EOPS counselor at least three times per semester, updating Educational Plan on file.
  • One of the three required contacts will be the Academic Progress Report (APR). It's is an intervention tool requiring your grades to be uploaded in the 7th/8th week of class to the EOPS CANVAS APR assignment on time for the Fall and Spring semester and meet an EOPS counselor before the deadline each semester.
  • Maintaining a 2.0 GPA ("C") or better

 

 

 

​The EOPS Family is very excited to start a new semester with you, and we are here to help you reach your academic goals.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact EOPS via phone @ 714-432-5817, via CANVAS, via Cranium, or visit our office on the 4th floor of Watson Hall, Room 443.

Have a wonderful Semester!

EOPS Family

YOUR COMMITMENT TO THE EOPS PROGRAM EACH SEMESTER

  • Be enrolled full-time at OCC (12 units or more per semester), seek counselor approval for anything less.
  • Meet with an EOPS counselor at least three times each semester to update your Educational Plan on file. Including uploading your Academic Progress Report (APR) on time for the Fall and Spring semester and meeting with an EOPS counselor to discuss your grades. 
  • Maintaining a 2.0 GPA ("C") or better

EOPS SERVICES

  • Academic Counseling
  • Textbook Service
  • Priority Registration
  • Limited School Supplies
  • Monthly Bus Pass or Parking Pass
  • Graduation Cap & Gown
  • CSU/UC Transfer Assistance
  • CSU/UC Application Fee Waiver
  • Cultural Activities
  • EOPS Scholarship Opportunity
  • Workshops

SERVICES OFFERED ARE BASED ON STATE FUNDING AND AVAILABILITY. SERVICES ARE NOT GUARANTEED.

 

NEW BUS PASS POLICY

Due to reported bus pass abuses, EOPS has a new policy for bus passes. All EOPS students must return their previously expired bus pass to the EOPS office to receive the next bus pass. Failure to do so will result in the loss of bus pass services.

NEW "NO SHOW" POLICY

If you have two "No Show's" in one semester in EOPS at Orange Coast College, you will no longer be eligible for EOPS or its service.  * A "No Show" is defined as missing an appointment for Intake or counseling with an EOPS counselor without proper notification before that appointment. 

 

​The EOPS Family is very excited to start a new semester with you, and we are here to help you reach your academic goals.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to get in touch with EOPS via phone @ 714-432-5817, via CANVAS, via Cranium, or visit our office on the 4th floor of Watson Hall, Room 443. 

 

Have a wonderful semester!

EOPS Family