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EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services)

EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) at Grossmont College is a State funded program established to recruit, enroll, and retain students of an educationally or economically disadvantaged background into higher education. EOPS is committed to providing the resources necessary for our students to reach their educational goals. Eligible students are provided with a wide range of support services, such as personal/academic counseling, priority registration, and book vouchers to foster success at Grossmont College.


EOPS Student Eligibility:

  1. Must be a CA resident--Students who qualify for CA residency under AB540 status are eligible to apply.
  2. Have taken the Math & English Assessment Test at Grossmont College (or have submitted transcripts to show English & Math placement level).
  3. Qualify for the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Method A or B, or C with zero EFC
  4. Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units (full-time) or more at Grossmont College at the time of acceptance into EOPS. Full-time enrollment exemptions are made for students participating with Disabled Student Services.
  5. 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.


AND one or more of the following:

  1. Assess into English 098 or Math 090, or below
  2. Graduated high school with a GPA below a 2.5
  3. Non-high school graduate
  4. Have previously enrolled in remedial education
  5. Parents are not native English speakers
  6. Parents have not attained a college degree
Note: Our program has limited capacity and submitting an application does not guarantee admissions into EOPS. 
The Fall 2017 EOPS application period is now closed
 Spring 2018 applications will open on December 4th - 21st 2017

Student must have a Picture ID to submit an application.

New EOPS/CARE Student Important Information:
  • Acceptance is not based on a first-come, first-accepted basis
  • Acceptance into the program is contingent upon attending a mandatory New Student Orientation


EOPS Student Services:

  • Academic/Career/Personal Counseling
  • Priority Registration (following the acceptance semester in EOPS)
  • Book Vouchers 
  • Monthly Bus Pass 
  • Scantrons & Blue Books
  • Tutoring Services
  • EOPS/CARE Grants 
  • Caps & Gowns at Graduation

EOPS Student Responsibilities can include:

  • Making 3 EOPS Contact Appointments: 1 of which could be with a Peer Advisor
  • Submitting Mid-Semester Progress Reports (click here to print)
  • Following all of the responsibilities signed for on the Mutual Responsibility Contract (MRC) 



Description of THREE (3) Counseling Appointments

1st Contact

A Student Education Plan (SEP) will be developed and review of all services and benefits of EOPS. As you and your counselor develop your SEP, expect to give your counselor information about your educational goals, including but no limited to your major & career interests, your counselor will help you create the ideal SEP.


2nd Contact

Progress Reports must be submitted before scheduling a 2nd contact appointment. The counselor will review your individual progress in classes, asses needs, and refer to campus resources if necessary. Also, the counselor will review your schedule to make sure you are enrolled in classes listed on your SEP.


3rd Contact

Plans for the following semester. Addressing any concerns from previous semester and focusing on strategies to improve on in the following term.  

Contact Us:
EOPS/CARE
P: (619) 644-7617
F: (619) 644-7967
Located on the north side of Building 60-Room 125
8800 Grossmont College Ave
El Cajon, Ca 92020

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