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Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

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Welcome to City EOPS:  Your Success is Our Success!

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.

 

 

Click on the tabs below to learn more about City College's EOPS/CARE/NextUp Programs:

 

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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.

Eligibility

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.

Services

  • 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
  • CARE Program - state funded support program for single parent EOPS students
  • NextUp - supplemental program for current and former foster youth
  • EOPS scholarship 
    The EOPS scholarship is available every spring semester. 
    You may also visit the Scholarship page to view all scholarships offered through City College.

Applications for FALL 2022 are currently open.  Click here to apply.

Application deadline: September 23, 2022

 

New Student Orientation:  If your application is approved, you will receive an email inviting you to attend a mandatory New Student Orientation.

For updates on application status or eligibility, please contact an EOPS Technician:

     Terri Jackson   tejackso@sdccd.edu  (EOPS)

     Brenda Torres   btorres@sdccd.edu  (EOPS/CARE)

     Ashley Burch   aburch@sdccd.edu   (NextUp)

 

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CARE is a program for single parent students who receive CalWORKs cash aid and meet other eligibility criteria.  Services are designed to provide additional support and assist students to attain economic self-sufficiency by earning a certificate, an associate degree, or transfering to a four-year college or university.

Eligibility

  • At least 18 years of age & single head of household
  • Parent or legal guardian of a least one child under 18
  • Receiving CalWORKs cash aid for self and/or children
  • Eligible for EOPS 

Services

  • Specialized workshops
  • Circle of CARE Student Support Group
  • Direct grants
  • Book awards
  • Transportation assistance (bus pass, parking permit, gas cards)
  • Campus meal cards
  • Online student resources & information
  • Networking & virtual social activities
To apply to the CARE Program, click here to download and complete the PDF application.
Email completed application to cityeops@sdccd.edu

 

For more information about the CARE Program, contact:

Margie Spikes-Tucker, CARE Coordinator/ Counselor mspikes@sdccd.edu 

(619) 388-3249 (Office)

(619) 800-3288 (Google Voice)

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

Eligibility

  • 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 13th birthday 
  • Under the age of 26 at the beginning of the academic year
  • Enrolled in at least nine (9) units

Services

  • 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)

For more information about NextUp, contact:

Selam Gebrekristos, NextUp Coordinator/Counselor  (619) 388-3242      sgebrekristos@sdccd.edu 
Ashley Burch, NextUp Technician                                (619) 800-2543      aburch@sdccd.edu 

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The Summer Readiness Program is a 6-week summer orientation for first-time college students.  Students are enrolled in a Learning Community consisting of a Personal Growth class.  They participate in social engagement activities to support their transtition from high school to college.  

Eligibility

  • Qualify for the CA College Promise Grant (CCPG - formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver)
  • High school diploma or GED

Applications for SRP 2023 will be available in late April 2023. 

You must complete a 2022-2023 FAFSA or California College Promise Grant (CCPG) application--formerly called the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)--upon submission of your SRP application. 

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Connect With Us:  Prospective and Current EOPS Students

Phone: 619-388-3209

Email:  cityeops@sdccd.edu 

Fax:      619-388-3163

*Please include your Full Name and Student ID Number in all correspondence

For a list of the EOPS Staff contact information, click here.

Mon - Thurs   8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday            8:00 am - 3:00 pm 

 

Holidays - EOPS Office Closed

Independence Day

July 4, 2022

Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 16, 2023

Labor Day

Sep. 5, 2022

Lincoln Day

Feb. 17, 2023

Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 2022

Washington Day

Feb. 20, 2023

Thanksgiving

Nov. 24-25, 2022

Cesar Chavez Day

Mar. 31, 2023

Admissions Day

Dec. 22, 2022

Memorial Day

May 29, 2023

Christmas Holiday

Dec. 23-29, 2022

Juneteenth

Jun. 19, 2023

New Year Holiday

Dec. 30, 2022 & Jan 2, 2023

Independence Day

Jul. 4, 2023

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