Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

We moved to the A building. Room A-354

EOPS is a state-funded student support services program. Its purpose is to provide special recruitment, retention, and transition services to eligible students. The services offered are "above and beyond" those offered by the college's Student Services division. The primary services include assistance in the following areas: priority enrollment, counseling/advisement, and preparation for transition to four-year colleges and universities. For detailed information on all services offered and application procedures, please contact the EOPS Office.


You may be eligible to receive EOPS services if you meet all the following criteria:

  • You are a resident of the State of California, as determined by the Admissions Office.
  • You are (or plan to be) a full-time student taking 12 or more units (6 at City and/or ECC; remainder may be at Mesa or Miramar).
  • You qualify to receive a Board of Governors Fee Waiver A or B.
  • You have not completed 70 (or more) units of degree applicable college units, including courses taken at other colleges.
  • You are determined to be educationally disadvantaged.

If you are eligible, click here for the EOPS New Student Application.


  • Academic/Career/Personal Counseling
  • 4-Year College/University Transfer Assistance
  • Book Award/Text Book Assistance
  • Priority Enrollment
  • Tutorial Referral Assistance
  • Associated Student Body Memberships
  • Financial Aid Application Assistance
  • Newsletter
  • CARE program - state funded support program for single parent EOPS students

EOPS scholarship 
The EOPS scholarship is available every fall semester. 
You may also visit the Scholarship page to view all scholarships offered through City College. 

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

EOPS students who are single parents, have a child less than 14 years of age, and receive public assistance are encouraged to apply for the program's Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) component. CARE provides additional support services, to address those needs that are unique to single parents.

Click here to sign-up for CARE support services.


To participate in CARE you must have applied for and be approved to participate in EOPS.  Only City College EOPS students may participate in CARE.  During each semester you must satisfy all EOPS and CARE requirements.


NextUP is a supplemental program of EOPS specifically for former foster youth designed to support the educational goals and well-being of current and former foster youth.  It provides eligible students with additional support above and beyond that which EOPS provides.  


  • Academic/Career/Personal Counseling
  • Priority Enrollment (fall, spring, summer)
  • Assistance with completing the FAFSA (financial aid)
  • Assistance with applying for CHAFEE grant and scholarships
  • Text Book Assistance (book service award)
  • Transportation Assistance
  • School Supplies
  • Print Cards
  • Direct Financial Grants
  • Food Insecurity Assistance (campus food pantry, grocery store cards, food vouchers)


  • California resident
  • Qualify for the CA College Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver)
  • Current of former foster youth whose dependency or wardship was established or continued by the court on or after the youth's 16th birthday 
  • Under the age of 26 at the beginning of the academic year
  • Enrolled in at least nine (9) units

To apply, complete the EOPS New Student Application and email to cityeops@sdccd.edu or submit in the EOPS Office (A-354) 

For more information about NextUP, contact:



San Diego City College
Room A-354

Phone: 619-388-3209
Fax:      619-388-3163
Email:  cityeops@sdccd.edu  

Mailing Address

San Diego City College 


1313 Park Blvd

San Diego, CA 92101

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm