What is the EOP&S program mission?
The Extended Opportunity Program and Services is a state-funded program dedicated to assisting students with social, economic, academic or language disadvantages.
What assistance does EOP&S provide to qualified students?
EOP&S assists students with academic counseling, priority registration, tutoring, specialized support and motivational counseling, cultural trips, and field trips, cash and book grants.
What services do EOP&S students receive?
- Academic, career, and personal counseling
- Transfer/Career assistance (field trips)
- Student Educational Plan (SEP) and Semester-by-Semester Plan for each student
- Academic follow-up of students
- Progress reports - to provide information to students as to how they are doing in their classes
- Book grants and book service
- Cultural enrichment activities (cultural trips)
- Personal development, study skills, career, and major selection counseling
- Leadership Motivational Counseling
- CARE Program
- Grant and additional services for EOP&S students who are single parents, have children 14 years or younger receiving assistance from the Department of Health and Human Services
- Priority Registration
- Student Employment Services (Job Prep and Job Placement)
- Cap and Gown for graduation
- Recognition Awards Ceremony - Graduates and transfer students are recognized at the end of the academic year
How to qualify for EOP&S assistance?
The qualification criteria are subject to change as new state regulations and institutional policies are implemented.
How to satisfy basic EOP&S enrollment requirements?
- Be residents of California ;
- Be enrolled full time (12 or more units) prior to being accepted in the program; unless participating in the DSPS Program.
- Must not have more than 45 degree applicable units of an AA course work completed at all colleges currently or previously attended.
- Be qualified to receive a Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (BOGG) A or B;
- Be determined educationally disadvantaged student.
- College Orientation is required.
- Applicants must take a Mathematics and English assessment test.
How is educational disadvantage determined? (Student must meet at least ONE of the following)
- High school GPA less than 2.50
- Not have graduated from high school or obtained the General Education Diploma (G.E.D).
- Assessed below Math 112 or English 21
- Previously enrolled in remedial education
- Student Is the first generation to attend college
- The student's parents are not native English speakers
How to Apply?
- EOP&S applications are available at Mission College EOP&S office, Instructional and Student Services Bldg.
- Submit applications in person at the EOP&S office.
- For more information call (818) 364-7645.
What do eligible applicants do after applying?
- Student will be contacted regarding eligibility for EOP&S.
- Eligible EOP&S students must:
- Attend a mandatory EOP&S orientation and sign an EOP&S contract for services;
- Meet with a counselor and complete a Student Educational Plan (SEP) and a Semester-by-Semester Plan.
- Follow the recommendations by EOP&S Counselor.