Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state and college funded program designed to assist students with economic, linguistic, and educational challenges (as defined by Title V) enroll and succeed in higher education. Comprehensive support services are provided to promote access to college and once the student is enrolled, to increase retention and/or transfer to four-year universities and colleges.
These services include:
Outreach, Recruitment and College Orientation
A State-of-the-Art Computer Lab with Internet access
Counseling and Advisement
Educational Supplies and Materials
University Application Fee Waivers
How do I find out if I am eligible for EOPS and how do I apply to the program? Come to our office located in the Cypress College Complex, second floor or contact us at (714) 484-7368.
How do I qualify for EOPS? In order to be considered for EOPS, you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
- Be a California resident or meet AB 540/California Dream Act requirements
- Be enrolled full-time (12 units) when accepted by EOPS
- Must qualify to receive a Board of Governors Waiver (BOGW). Students qualified under method C must meet the Income Standards set by Title 5
- Must have less than 45 cumulative units completed at all colleges or universities attended
You must also meet one of the following criteria:
- Did not qualify for enrollment in the minimum level English or Mathematics course required for an associate degree
- Did not graduate from high school or obtain the General Education Diploma (GED)
- Graduated high school with a grade point average below 2.50
- Was previously enrolled in remedial education courses
- Are a first generation college student
- Are a member of an underrepresented group
- Have parent(s) who are non-native English speakers
- Are an emancipated foster youth
The Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)
program is comprised solely of Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) students who are also single parents receiving public assistance. The CARE program is the combined effort of three agencies: the Department of Social Services, the Department of Employment and Cypress College
. The hope is to break the welfare-dependency cycle by completing college-level educational training programs to become more employable and economically self-sufficient.
The California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
program provides services to students who are receiving Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF). Staff are not employed by the Social Services Agency (SSA) but by the North Orange County Community College District as advocates of self-sufficiency through education.