​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to EOP&S

The Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOP&S) is funded by the State and assists low-income, educationally disadvantaged members of our community to achieve their educational goals.  California Code of Regulations (Title 5), Chapter 2.5 (Sections 56200-56292). ​

News & Events


    • Friday,October 12th: Last Day to Submit Fall 2018 Graduation/Certificate Petitions to Admissions and Records.

    • Friday, October 12th:  1st EOP&S Appointment should be completed.


    • Monday, November 12th: VETERAN'S DAY HOLIDAY - CAMPUS CLOSED

    • Thursday, November 15th: Academic Progress Report (APR) due to the EOP&S office.

    • Thursday, November 15th:  2nd EOP&S Appointment should be completed.

    • Thursday, November 22nd, Friday, November 23rd:  THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY - CAMPUS CLOSED

    • Monday, November 26th: Last Day to Drop a class with a "W"


    • Thursday, December 20th:  Last day to complete 3rd EOP&S appointment.


Apply for EOP&S

To be eligible for the program a student must:

Limitations on Eligibility

​A student who has met the eligibility requirements shall remain eligible until the student:

  • Has completed 70 degree applicable credit units or​
  • Has completed consecutively six semester terms or
  • Has failed to meet the terms, conditions, and follow-up provisions of the student education plan and/or the EOP&S mutual responsibility contract.​
For additional information, see Limitations on Eligibility (Sect. 56226).

EOP&S Services

EOP&S offers eligible students the following services:

    • Priority Registration:  Register2-3 days before everyone else on campus to get the classes you need.  

    • Book Vouchers: Let us help with the costs of your  books. 

    • Lending Library:  Don’t buy – borrow your book from our lending library and stretch your book voucher.

    • Academic Counseling:  We will guide you to ensure you take the classes you need to meet your goal.  right classes in the right order.    

    • Personal Counseling:  It’s a struggle sometimes.  You’re not alone.        

    • Career Counseling:  Not sure what you want to be when you grow  up?  

    • Success Skills Workshop:   Learn the skills you need to  get to the top! 

    • Cap & Gown:  Let us help you prepare for your big moment.    

    • University Visits: Where’s your next step going to take you?   

    • Transfer Assistance: It’s a big move – we’ll help you with the next big step.

    • UC/CSU Fee Waivers:  Apply to the UC/CSU of your choice without worrying about the cost of the application.

Need Ed Plan?

​If you are an EOP&S student and you need to get a copy of your educational plan, please click here.  We will provide you a copy of your educational plan within 24 hours.  If your educational plan is older than a year, we encourage you to make an appointment with one of our counselors to update the Plan.  
To make an appointment, pleae call 408.288.3788. 


We look forward to hearing from you!

Let us know what you have been up to since graduating by completing our Guest Book. Share your memories, and reconnect with the EOP&S Program.​

EOP&S Mission Statement
The mission of the San José City College EOP&S/CARE is to support our students in achieving their academic and personal goals by establishing "over and above" support services and programs for income and educationally eligible students.  To this end, the EOP&S/CARE staff commits to the following actions:

    • To eliminate barriers and ensure access to post-secondary education for all eligible students.

    • To  provide personal accessible services.

    • To facilitate the transfer and career placement of students.

    • To facilitate the successful completion of student  educational goals and objectives.

    • To positively affect student self concept, self esteem and self advocacy.

Symbol of Nickel and Nail

EOPS Nickel Nail logo 

A young man was walking along the street with only a nickel in his pocket, feeling very poor indeed.  He was quite depressed about his situation.  He picked up a couple of nails which he found on the ground, twisted them together, and put them in his pocket.  The nails and the nickel jangled together, making a pleasant noise as the young man continued on his way.  It was almost as if he had more money than before.  He began to feel more hopeful about his situation and his attitude changed enough for him to begin trying to improve his position in life.


  • Contact Form:  This form is used when you see a counselor in a different Department (METAS, SAS, CalWorks, Puente, etc)
  • EOPS Reinstatement Petition:  If you have been denied services and will like to petition, please complete the attached form and submit it to the EOPS Coordinator.
  • EOPS Transfer Form​:  Transferring to another Community College 




Contact Us

EOPS Nail Logo              


Student Center, SC-201


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: 408.288.3788
Fax: 408.971.3641

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Dr. Eliazer Ayala-Austin
Dean of Counseling 408.288.3129     

Andrea Lopez
Sr. Division Administrative  Assistant

Fabio Gonzalez Coordinator/Counselor

Fazila Nuristani
Academic Advising Specialist
408.298.2181 x3652   

Hoan Le
Staff A​ssistant I

Elena Dutra

Olga Morales-Anaya
EOP&S Counselor

Julio Flores

EOP&S/Guardian Counselor​​

Thuy Cao

EOP&S Counselor

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