WHY JOIN EOPS? IT IS A FREE SUPPORT PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES YOU WITH
- Priority Registration
- Access to Academic Counselors (just for EOPS students)
- Book Grants & EOPS Grants
- Book & Calculator Loans (Lending Library)
- Tutoring for Math & Writing (just for EOPS students)
- & More! EOPS Support Services Available
HOW TO JOIN EOPS:
Complete the EOPS Interest Form to see if you are eligible to join:
- After you submit the interest form, an EOPS Specialist will verify your eligibility & will contact you. If you are eligible to join the program, the EOPS Specialist will schedule your Orientation.
- After being scheduled for an Orientation, you will be sent a Zoom link. Currently all Orientations are done remotely via Zoom.
- You need to complete the EOPS Application and the MRC (mutual responsibility contract), which tells you what you will need to do to participate in EOPS and what the program will provide to you.
- You will receive both the application and MRC during the EOPS Orientation.
Your final step to joining EOPS is to book and complete your first EOPS counseling appt. Here you will get your educational plan mapped out for you with your counselor.
- Be a California resident or AB 540 eligible
- Be enrolled in 12 or more units when accepted into the program*,
- Not have completed more than 40 units (from all colleges/universities)
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application, and be eligible for the California College Promise Grant (previously the Board of Governors Fee Waiver) under method A or B
*lower units upon joining EOPS possible for students who are part of the SAS program at Cerritos College, formerly called DSPS.
- Not qualified at the college of attendance for enrollment into the minimum level English or Mathematics course that is applicable to the associate degree.
- Not have graduated from high school or obtained the General Education Diploma (GED)
- Graduated from high school with a grade point average below 2.50
- Been previously enrolled in remedial education
- Is a first generation college student
- Is a member of a underrepresented group residing in the immediate service area
- The primary language in the home is/was non-English
- Is a current or former foster youth