EOPS Application Process

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ATTENTION: EOPS is accepting applications for Spring 2019 January 21-March 8

To qualify for EOPS program you must meet all the eligibility criteria outlined below:

  1. Must be a California resident as determined by GCC Admissions and Records Office
  2. Received a California College Promise Grant (CCPG) A, B, and C (with 0 EFC)
  3. Completed no more than 45 degree applicable units (including all course work completed at other colleges or universities)
  4. Registered in 12 or more units at the time of application (wait listed units do not count) NOTE: Foster Youth students (9+ units); DSPS students (6+ with DSPS counselor verification) 
  5. Completed Math and English or Math and ESL assessment
  6. Demonstrate a disadvantage through one of the following:
  • Not qualified for English or Math required for the college degree (based on GCC assessment results)
  • No High School diploma or GED
  • HS GPA below 2.5
  • Have taken remedial courses
  • Use English as a second language
  • First generation college student
  • Emancipated foster youth
  • Member of college identified underrepresented group: African-American/Black, American-Indian/Alaskan Native, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Hispanic/Latino

Things to do before applying to EOPS

  1. Apply for California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
  2. Take English or ESL and Math assessment tests
  3. Submit a copy of transcripts from all other colleges and universities attended to the GCC Office of Admissions and Records
  4. High School transcripts should be available upon request



Follow these 4 easy steps to submit your application.

   1. Click on the icon below to log in to MyGCC


  2. Open My EOPS/CARE page

  3. Click on MY EOPS Application tab

  4. Complete and submit the Application

  5. Check back here to see your EOPS Application Status

3-Step EOPS Program Admission Process

What happens when I submit my EOPS application?

After you submit your application, allow one business day before you check your Application status on MyGCC>My EOPS/CARE>EOPS/CARE Application Status. Allow 2-3 business days from the day you have submitted your application to have it processed.

The program admission process consists of 3 steps described below:

STEP 1: PENDING: Students who meet eligibility criteria described above submit program admission web application. After one business day the application status will show PENDING in the personalized Application Status grid on MyGCC>MyEOPS/CARE>EOPS/CARE Application Status (as shown in the sample below). During this time, students may see notes from our staff requesting to submit additional documents. Please check the NOTE section one business day after you have submitted the program admission application. While waiting for the application to be processed, all students will be given an opportunity to complete the REQUIRED EOPS Program Admission Orientation and Quiz. 


STEP 2: PROCESSED/DENIED: EOPS staff will be processing program admission applications in the order received. Only one application needs to be submitted. If students meet EOPS program eligibility criteria, their application status will show PROCESSED (see sample 1 below). If, however, students do not meet eligibility criteria, they will receive a denial notification with a reason for denial showing in the NOTE section (see sample 2 below). Once your application is PROCESSED you will be given a counseling appointment.





First Appointment





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First Appointment

Second Appointment


Did not meet eligibility criteria #2. Criteria #2: Qualify for a California College Promise Grant (CCPG) A, B, and C (with 0 EFC).If your status changes that could make you eligible, please notify our office immediately no later than the program admission deadline


IMPORTANT: Counseling appointments are limited and subject to available counseling appointment times. Although we will do our best to find an appointment time from your preference list, it is not guaranteed that your appointment will be scheduled during the time you prefer. It is very important for students to keep their scheduled counseling appointment time and be in the EOPS office at least 5 minutes before the scheduled meeting with a counselor. If you have extenuating circumstances and cannot keep your appointment, you MUST call 24hr in advance to reschedule. It is required that you complete the EOPS program Orientation and bring the completed 10 question QUIZ with you to the counseling meeting. The answers to the Quiz will not affect your admission to the EOPS program. However, you need to have the completed Quiz with you when seeing the EOPS counselor during the first meeting. 


Disclaimer: Delaying your counseling appointment may jeopardize your program admission. Having PROCESSED status on your application, by no means guarantees admission to the EOPS program. Students must complete the third step to be admitted to EOPS.

STEP 3: ADMITTED: This is the last step. When you meet with an EOPS counselor you are expected to complete the following four steps before your program admission will be completed: 1) review the Quiz; 2) review and sign the EOPS Mutual Responsibility Contract; 3) review your current course list to ensure registration in appropriate courses; 4) develop preliminary Student Educational Plan based on your educational goal and major.


Disclaimer: EOPS reserves the right to reverse the admission decision if at a later time the new information that becomes available makes the student ineligible.

NOTE: If it has been more than 3 days since you have submitted your EOPS application, and your application status has not changed from PENDING to either PROCESSED or DENIED, call EOPS office @ 818-240-1000 ex. 6900 to enquire about your application.