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).
EligibilityTo be eligible for the program and services a student must:
Be a California Resident
Be enrolled in at least 12 units
Have fewer than 70 degree applicable units in any combination of post secondary higher education institutions.
Meet the income guidelines
Be educationally disadvantaged
To access a copy of the EOP&S application, please click here or download below. All EOP&S forms are available for download below.
Limitations on EligibilityA 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.
Limitations on Eligibility (Sect. 56226)
EOP&S ServicesEOP&S offers eligible students the following services:
Priority Registration: Register before everyone else 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’ll make sure you take the 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.
News & Events
EOP&S Student, upon acceptance into the EOP&S program, you were
informed that we would monitor your academic progress each academic
semester. Every student MUST submit an Academic Progress Report (A.P.R.)
to the EOP&S office. Failure to completed the APR may result in
suspension of EOP&S support services for the following semester.Please
begin taking this report to your instructors about one or two weeks
before due date. Keep in mind that submitting the A.P.R. does not count
as an appointment.
When you ask your instructor to complete the APR form, please do it at a
time when you can both discuss your academic progress. It is important
for you to understand the feedback your instructor will be giving you
so you can either improve or maintain your current grade in the course.
we notice that you are not doing well in any of your classes during the
Fall 2015, we will contact you to discuss your progress and options.
you need assistance before the APR form is due, please do not hesitate
to come in and make an appointment to talk to an academic advisor or
counselor as soon as possible.
for Spring 2016 is around the corner. One of the benefits of being an
EOP&S student is being able to register before everyone else on
campus. The registration priority for Spring 2016 for EOP&S
students begins on Tuesday, November 10th.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Let us know what you have been up to since graduating by completing our Guest Book page and e-mailing it to Andrea Lopez. Share your memories, and reconnect with the EOP&S Program.
EOP&S Mission StatementThe 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.
Symbol of Nickel and Nail
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.
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Dr. Eliazer Ayala-Austin
Interim Dean of Counseling
Sr. Division Administrative Assistant
Academic Advising Specialist
(408) 298-2181 ext. 3652
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