EOPS Orientation - Student Eligibility


Student Eligibility



In order to qualify, you must meet these requirements

  • Be a Resident of California.
  • Enroll as a Full Time student with 12 or more units of credit course work when accepted into the EOPS Program. (Special consideration given to those students participating in the DISC program).
  • ESL students must be enrolled in 2 core ESL classes or 1 five unit ESL course every semester
  • Not Have Completed 70 or more units of degree applicable college coursework. This does not include ESL or remedial coursework.
  • Qualify for the Board of Governors Fee Waiver.
  • Be Educationally Disadvantaged by one of the following:
    1. Didn't qualify for enrollment into the minimum level English or Mathematics course applicable to the College's associate degree.
    2. Didn't graduate from high school or obtain the General Education Diploma (GED).
    3. Graduated from high school with a 2.50 GPA or lower.
    4. Was previously enrolled in remedial education courses.
    5. Other factors determined to be qualifying by the EOPS Director.

Student Responsibilities

Once you have applied and been qualified for participation in EOPS, to remain eligible you must:

  1. Adhere to your EOPS Student Agreement Contract.
  2. Follow your Educational Plan and make reasonable progress towards your college goal (for ESL students, this means taking 2 core ESL classes or 1 five unit ESL course every semester)
  3. Provide the EOPS Office with a copy of your Class Registration receipt each semester.
  4. Maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  5. Have three (3) EOPS contact sessions each semester.
  6. Complete a minimum of six (6) units each semester.
  7. Attend the EOPS orientation if new or returning to the program.
  8. Have no more than one "no show".

Eligibility Limitation

A student can no longer participate in the program when he/she: Has attained 70 degree applicable units or has been enrolled in EOPS for six consecutive semesters, whichever occurs first.


EOPS Probation

A student will be placed on program probation if any of the following standards are NOT met:

  • minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • completion of at least 9.0 units each semester
  • completion of 3 required contact sessions each semester
  • adherence to Educational Plan
  • attendance at an EOPS Orientation (if new or returning to program)
  • reasonable progress towards college goal
  • no more than two "no show" for counseling appointments in a semester
  • other

EOPS Withdrawal or Dismissal

A student is subject to withdrawal or dismissal from the program if:

  • he/she has withdrawn from all classes
  • after being placed on probation and not completing the probationary period
  • dismissal from college


EOPS Reinstatement

An EOPS student who was previously in EOPS may be reinstated upon review and approval by the Director. A new EOPS application and reinstatement form must be submitted.


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