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Disclaimer: This orientation is not to replace the College Orientation -Student Development 100 (1unit) course, which is a program requirement.




  • This is a short orientation to the EOPS and CARE programs, please take notes as you will have a short quiz to answer at the end of the presentation
  • IMPORTANT: Once you’re scheduled for your first counseling appointment, make sure to bring a printout of your completed 10 question quiz to your first EOPS Counseling Meeting. The quiz is available through the link on the EOPS website-Application-Online Orientation web page.
  • Here is what you need to do:
            1. Get a printout of your quiz.
            2. Write your last name, first name and your student ID number in the section provided.
            3. Circle your answers on the hard copy.
  • Note: It is required that you bring the quiz with you to the counseling meeting. The answers on the Quiz will not affect your admission to the program.




  • Regular Office Hours
 Monday:  8:30am - 7:00pm
 Tuesday  8:30am - 7:00pm
 Wednesday:  8:30am - 12:00pm
   1:00pm - 7:00pm
 Thursday:  8:30am - 7:00pm
 Friday:  8:30am - 3:00pm
  • Mailing Address
          Glendale Community College / EOPS Office
          1500 North Verdugo Road
          Glendale, CA 91208
  • Phone
          Office: (818) 240-1000 ext. 6900
          Fax:(818) 244-8742
          Best time to make an appointments is on Mondays at 8:30 am for the following week.






What can be done during an “Appointment”?

  • Financial Aid Contract/Appeal
  • EOPS Waiver
  • New SEP, changes/updates
  • Change of major/goal
  • Scholarship Recommendation
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Graduation Petition
  • UC/CSU/Private University Transfer Application
  • Food for Thought Application

What can be done during a “Walk-In”?

  • Quick questions (i.e. deadlines)
  • Study List
  • Schedule Changes
  • Petitions (i.e. Count the Higher Grade)
  • Financial Aid contract course revisions

  • EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) provides support services for students who demonstrate the potential to succeed in higher education. Our program offers a variety of services that may include, but are not limited to priority registration, orientation, tutoring, counseling, instruction, book service and financial assistance.
  • The goal of the EOPS program at GCC is to assist low-income and educationally disadvantaged students with supplemental educational support services that will enhance their academic success.





  • CARE is a supplemental component of EOPS program designed to provide educational support services and activities for students who are single parents.
  • The goal of CARE is to reduce long term welfare dependency and support the needs of the single parent for economic self-sufficiency.
  • CARE students must become EOPS students before applying for CARE.



EOPS Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
    • Individual Counseling
    • Group Counseling
Educational Plans
  • Student Educational Plan (SEP)
    • Complete Customized Student Educational Road Map
  • Study List
    • Customized Semester Plan
  • Priority Registration
  • Extra Tutoring
Financial Services
  • All EOPS and CARE awards are contingent upon EOPS funding availability and student eligibility
  • EOPS Book Voucher
  • EOPS Grant
  • EOPS Emergency Loan
  • Student Development 100 (college orientation-1 unit-all EOPS students must complete this class within 2 terms of acceptance into the program)
  • Student Development 141 (college performance/study skills)
  • FAFSA Completion Workshop
  • Improving College Performance Workshop

  • Step 1: Apply to GCC
  • Step 2: Apply for FAFSA and BOG (must qualify for BOG A or B)
  • Step 3: Must have completed no more than 45 degree applicable units (anywhere)
  • Step 4: Submit a copy of transcripts from all other colleges and universities to the GCC Office of Admissions and Records
  • Step 5: Take your Math andEnglish/ESL assessment
  • Step 6: Visit an academic counselor to prepare a Study list
  • Step 7: Register in 12 or more units
  • Step 8: Fill out and submit the EOPS application

  • All EOPS students must meet with EOPS counselors at a minimum 3 times in the Spring and 3 times in the Fall semester. If you are taking Summer/Winter classes you must meet an EOPS counselor at least 1 time during that intersession.
    For specific deadlines, see Counseling Meeting Deadlines
  • When should I meet with EOPS counselors this fall?
  • NOTE: Students served by Disabled Student Program Services (DSPS 1) and Scholars Program must meet with an EOPS counselor once a semester and submit their study list for the following term and an updated SEP if changing major/goal. See Counseling Meeting Deadlines
  • Students, currently in Student Development 100 (SD 100-1unit), also need to make their one required meeting, see Counseling Meeting Deadlines. In addition, students should consult their SD 100 instructor to comply with the deadline for a required Student Educational Plan (SEP) meeting.

Meeting 1
  • New EOPS Students: This meeting combines interview and other interpretation of assessment results; a counselor will help develop a preliminary educational plan, and check to make sure you are in the right classes and go over the EOPS Mutual Responsibility Contract.
  • Continuing EOPS Students: General review of the academic record and results from the previous term. Review of current term goals and appropriate plans for the term.
Meeting 2
  • All EOPS Students: You will discuss how you are progressing in your classes, you may be referred for tutoring, you may start discussing future plans and classes, develop a Study List for the following term, and update/change your SEP. Requests for scholarship recommendations or academic petitions may be done at this time.
Meeting 3
  • All EOPS Students: You will finalize your Study List for the following term, you may discuss dropping classes, or request for specific petitions

  • When you meet with the EOPS counselor for the first time, both, the counselor and you will review the EOPS Mutual Responsibility Contract (MRC) and sign it electronically, so please take this time to review the MRC carefully before meeting with the counselor. Read contract.
  • We will be happy to answer all your questions during our counseling meeting with you.


  • Adhere to your Mutual Responsibility Contract terms
  • Develop personalized Student Educational plan (SEP) and Study List
  • Complete Student Development (SD 100-1 unit) within 2 terms of acceptance into the program. For a list of SD 100 courses visit our website:
  • Provide all necessary documents as requested by EOPS or Financial Aid Offices
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA: If you are placed on probation you need to meet with an EOPS counselor immediately to develop required probation contract
  • Check my GCC e-mail regularly to activate your GCC account. Visit our website
  • Read EOPS website for updates/changes on a regular basis
  • NOTE: If you have not completed the SD 100 course and are not currently registered in this class, you will be required to attend a 1.5 hour group counseling session this semester. For the schedule visit our website:
  • Update the office about any changes to your schedule, address, and phone number
  • Submit FAFSA application every year by the priority deadline of March 2

    EOPS students may NOT exceed six semesters of continuous participation with EOPS. The program will monitor student eligibility status and will perform a program status review for continued program eligibility when student is close to the six semester limit.


     Electronic Resources
    • GCC e-mail is used by EOPS office, your instructors, and many student services offices such as Financial Aid office to communicate with you, so it is very important to activate your e-mail account and check it regularly, otherwise you may miss out on important information as it may effect your EOPS/Financial Aid benefits/Academic standing.
    • EOPS website contains important program information on services and policies. We strive to keep the information up to date and accurate. If we make any changes/updates to the program, the first place you will see the information publicized is our website, so be sure to check it a few times during the semester for latest updates. We also have twitter and Facebook accounts. If you wish to sign up for these, please go to our home page at

    Myths about EOPS

    • If I am enrolled in less than 12 units, I don’t have to meet with my EOPS Counselor. (FALSE, to maintain your EOPS program eligibility you have to meet with an EOPS counselor 3 times even if you are enrolled in less than full-time).
    • If I am on probation, I will be transferred out of EOPS. (FALSE, if you are on probation, you must meet with EOPS counselor immediately and complete a Probation Contract).
    • All EOPS students qualify for EOPS Book Service and Grant. (FALSE, there are students who do not qualify for financial support from EOPS, we check for student eligibility each semester before granting Book Vouchers or Grants.)
    • I can meet with my counselor any time and it will count towards my 3 counseling meetings. (FALSE, EOPS has established meeting deadlines each semester, please check your GCC e-mail and EOPS website for these deadlines.)



    Elmira Nazaryan 
    Elmira Nazaryan
    EOPS/CARE Director

    Rosette Aghekian
    Rosette Aghekian

    Shakeh Ataian
    Shakeh Ataian

    EOPS Staff Anna  Ana Boduryan
    Adjunct Counselor  

    Victor Benyamin
    Victor Benyamin
    Student Serv. Tech

    James Castel De Oro 
     Polet Der Hovanessian
    Polet Der Hovanessian
     EVET Kadkhodadian
    Evet Patrossian 
    Student Serv.Tech.
    Osheen Keshishian
    Student Pers. Worker
     Anahid Mardres
    Anahid Mardres
    Student Serv. Tech.
     Greg Perkins
    Greg Perkins 
      Roxanne Rafii
    Roxanne Rafii

    To learn more about our staff visit our website at

    We look forward to serving you in the future.

    NOTE: Please see next page for final instructions.



    • Important Reminder: Once you’re scheduled for your first counseling appointment, make sure to bring a printout of your completed 10 question quiz to your first EOPS Counseling Meeting.
    • Here is what you need to do:
                 1. Get a printout of your quiz.
                 2. Write your last name, first name and your student ID number in the section
                 3. Circle your answers on the hard copy
    • Note: It is required that you bring the quiz with you to the counseling meeting. Remember: The answers to the Quiz will not affect your admission to the program. Click here to open Quiz.
    • We hope you have learned some basics about EOPS and CARE programs and will be eligible to join the EOPS program. Please go to MyGCC->MyEOPS/CARE->EOPS Application to check your EOPS application status one business day after you have submitted the application.
    • We look forward to assisting you with supplemental educational support services that will enhance your academic success.





    I. What does EOPS stand for?
    1.  Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
    2.  Extra Operation Process and Students
    3.  Existing Opportunity People and Students
    II. How many times do you have to meet an EOPS Counselor per semester (fall or spring)?
    1. 1 time
    2. 2 times
    3. 3 times
    III. What is the semester limit to remain in the EOPS program?
    1. 8 semesters
    2. 6 semesters
    3. 7 semesters
    4. 9 semesters
    IV. What are the potential benefits of joining the EOPS program?
    1. Counseling
    2. Book Voucher
    3. EOPS Grant
    4. Priority Registration
    5. All of the above

    V. You can join EOPS if you have BOG…

    1. A or B
    2. A or C
    3. B or C
    4. None of the above

    VI. To fully benefit from EOPS program students must enroll and complete ____ units per semester.

    1. 9
    2. 12
    3. 19
    4. 6

    VII. EOPS students must

    1. Maintain a 2.0 GPA
    2. Follow their SEP
    3. Follow their Study List
    4. Complete 12 units/semester
    5. Meet with their EOPS Counselor at least 3 times per semester
    6. All of the above

    VIII. During short intercessions such as Summer, EOPS students must

    1. Meet with an EOPS counselor at least one time
    2. Don’t need to see a counselor
    3. Ask for permission to enroll in classes
    IX. All EOPS students are required to complete Student Development (SD 100-1 unit) course
    1. By the end of the first term with EOPS
    2. Within the first two terms with EOPS
    3. By the end of the fourth term
    X. The best way you can keep up with EOPS changes/updates is by
    1. Checking my GCC e-mails regularly
    2. By meeting with EOPS counselors (at least 3 times per semester)
    3. By checking the EOPS website regularly during the semester
    4. All of the above


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