Orientation and Quiz

 
 
EXTENDED OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

EOPS PROGRAM ADMISSION ORIENTATION 

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

           

INTRODUCTION

  • 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.

 

OFFICE INFORMATION


  • Regular Office Hours

Monday:         8:30am-7:00pm

Tuesday:        8:30am-7:00pm

Wednesday:   8:30am-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.


           

MEET WITH YOUR EOPS COUNSELOR 

APPOINTMENTS VS. WALK-IN COUNSELING

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

 
WHAT IS EOPS?
  • 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.

 

           

 WHAT IS CARE?

  • 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 OFFERS THE FOLLOWING SERVICES


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
Priorities
  • 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
Classes
  • 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 (Improving College Performance/Study Skills)
Workshops
  • Improving College Performance Workshop
  • Special Topic Workshops
 
WHAT ARE THE STEPS TO APPLY FOR EOPS?

  • Step 1: Apply to GCC
  • Step 2: Apply for FAFSA and CCPG (formerly known as BOGW)
  • 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 and English/ESL assessment
  • Step 6: Visit an academic counselor to prepare a Study list
  • Step 7: Register in 12 or more units. NOTE: Foster Youth students (9+ units); DSPS students (6+ with DSPS counselor verification) 
  • Step 8: Fill out and submit the EOPS application
 
EOPS REQUIRED COUNSELING MEETINGS

  • 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
 
PURPOSE OF 3 COUNSELING MEETINGS FOR EACH TERM


Meeting 1:New Students: a meeting session which combines interview and other interpretation of assessment results to prepare a student’s educational 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.

Meeting 2 All Students: an in-term meeting session to insure the student is succeeding adequately, programs and services are being provided effectively, and to plan changes as may be needed to enhance student success.

Meeting 3:All Students: a 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.

 
EOPS MUTUAL RESPONSIBILITY CONTRACT

  • 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.

 

 
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES
  • 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: http://glendale.edu/index.aspx?page=928
  • Provide all necessary documents as requested by EOPS and 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 a required probation contract
  • Check my GCC e-mail regularly to activate your GCC account. Visit our website http://www.glendale.edu/eops
  • 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: http://glendale.edu/index.aspx?page=2344
  • 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.
 
  LIMITATIONS ON CONTINUED ELIGIBILITY

    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 the latest updates. We also have twitter and Facebook accounts. If you wish to sign up for these, please go to our home page at http://glendale.edu/eops

     
    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.)

     

    MEET OUR STAFF

    Elmira Nazaryan 
    Elmira Nazaryan
    EOPS/CARE Director

    Rosette Aghekian
    Rosette Aghekian
    Counselor

    Shakeh Ataian
    Shakeh Ataian
    Counselor

    EOPS Staff Anna  Ana Boduryan
    Adjunct Counselor  

    Victor Benyamin
    Victor Benyamin
    Senior Student Serv. Tech

    JAMES CASTEL DE ORO
    James Castel De Oro 
    Counselor
     Polet Der Hovanessian
    Polet Der Hovanessian
    Counselor
     EVET Kadkhodadian
    Evet Patrossian 
    Student Serv.Tech.
     
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     Anahid Mardres
    Anahid Mardres
    Student Serv. Tech.
     Greg Perkins
    Greg Perkins 
    Counselor 
      Roxanne Rafii
    Roxanne Rafii
    Counselor
         

    To learn more about our staff visit our website at EOPS Staff.


     
    THIS COMPLETES YOUR EOPS PROGRAM ORIENTATION

    • 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
    provided.
                 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.
     

     

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