EOPS Counseling Meeting Requirement

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 REMINDER: 1st counseling meeting deadline for spring 2019 is 


 EOPS Counseling Meeting Requirement 

All EOPS students are required to meet with their EOPS counselor three times during each semester (fall/spring). Students are also required to meet with EOPS counselor one time during each intersession (winter/summer), if registered. This counseling requirement must be met by all EOPS students regardless of the number of units they carry. Counselors may require additional visits, if needed.

Students on Probation

EOPS students who are on Probation must complete a Probation Contract with their EOPS counselor and follow a set of conditions therein in order to remain in a good standing with the program. EOPS counselor may require additional visits, if deemed necessary.

Spring 2019 EOPS Counseling Meeting Dates and Purpose for each Meeting

  • February 19 - March 22 = 1st meeting

    New Students: Meeting session, which combines interview and other interpretation of assessment results to prepare a student's education plan, and mutual responsibility contract specifying programs and services the student shall receive and what the student is expected to accomplish.                                                                           Continuing Students: General review of the academic record and results from the previous term. Review of the current term goals and appropriate plans for the next term.                                                                                                               

  • March 25 - May 3 = 2nd meeting                                                                              All Students: In-term meeting session to ensure the student is succeeding adequately, program and services are being provided effectively, and to plan changes as may be needed to enhance student success. 

  • May 6 - June 12 = 3rd meeting                                                                                  All Students: Term end or program exit meeting session to assess the success of students in reaching the objective of that term to monitor the success of the programs and services provided in meeting the student's educational goal , and to assist students to prepare for the next term of classes, or to make future plans if students are leaving the EOPS program or the college. 

  • NOTE: Three counseling visits must be completed by the end of the semester.   

  • ONE MEETING PER WEEK POLICY                                                                              Students may visit their EOPS counselor as many times a week as needed, however, only one meeting per week will be counted towards the counseling meeting requirement.

NO SHOW POLICY                                                                                                       Once you have scheduled an appointment with a counselor, you are expected to keep this appointment and show up on time. If extenuating circumstances prevent you from keeping your appointment, please call or stop by the office to cancel your appointment to make it available to other students. If your record indicates two consecutive NO SHOWS, you will not be able to see a counselor until you meet with EOPS director. If the student cancels his/her appointment in advance, NO SHOW will not be recorded in the system. See flyer below for more details and learn how to access your contacts through MyGCC Student Portal.

Monitoring your Counseling Visits

Please monitor your EOPS counseling meeting dates posted on your student portal. If you find that your last counseling visit date does not match your record, you will be expected to inform our office within one week from the time of your counseling visit in question. No corrections or adjustments will be made if it is not addressed within that week.

 Click here for instructions on how to check your EOPS contacts.

 How can my EOPS Counseling Meeting Requirement be met:

  • Meet with your EOPS counselor on APPOINTMENT or WALK-IN/DROP-IN basis
  • Attend one of the EOPS GROUP COUNSELING sessions designed for new students who have not completed College Orientation-St.Dv. 100 course (sign up at the front desk).

What can be done during APPOINTMENTS

 Financial Aid Contract

  • EOPS Waiver
  • UC/CSU/Private University Transfer application
  • Student Educational Plan (SEP)
  • Change of major/goal
  • Food for Thought Application
  • Scholarship Application
  • Graduation check, petition or review of transfer curriculum
  • Letter of Recommendation

What can be done during WALK-INS?

  • Schedule changes
  • Study List/SEP updates 
  • Quick Questions (i.e. Deadlines)
  • Petitions (i.e. Count the Higher Grade)
  • Requests for course revisions for approved FA Contract