EXTENDED OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
EOPS PROGRAM ADMISSION ORIENTATION
Disclaimer: This orientation is not to replace the College Orientation -Student Development 100 (1unit) course, which is a program requirement.
INTRODUCTIONThis is a short orientation about 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. Click here to open quiz
- 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
Glendale Community College / EOPS Office
1500 North Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208
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.
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
- 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.
- EOPS was established in 1969. Read more about history of EOPS.
- To learn more about EOPS services visit our website: www.glendale.edu/eops.
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.
To learn more about the CARE program and qualifications please visit CARE web page
- Academic Counseling
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Student Educational Plan (SEP)
- Complete Customized Student Educational Road Map
- Study List
- Customized Semester Plan
- Priority Registration
- Extra Tutoring
- 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 (Improving College Performance/Study Skills)
- Improving College Performance Workshop
- Special Topic Workshop
Step 1: Apply to GCC
Step 2: Apply for FAFSA and CCPG (formerly known as BOGW)
Step 3: Must have completed no more than 70 degree applicable credit course work in any combination of post-secondary higher education (college/ university
Step 4: Submit a copy of transcripts from all other colleges and universities to the GCC Office of Admissions and Records
Step 5: Visit an academic counselor to prepare a Study list
Step 6: Register in 12 or more units. NOTE: Foster Youth students (9+ units); DSPS students (6+ with DSPS counselor verification)
Step 7: 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.
New Students:Initial meeting session, which combines interview and interpretation of the guided self-placement results. With counseling guidance, students identify their informed goal and major to help prepare a comprehensive student educational plan (SEP). Students will also learn about the EOPS mutual responsibility contract requirements that specify programs and services the student shall receive and the expectations of the EOPS program regarding student accomplishments. Students on probation will have additional specialized counseling and a plan of action delineated in the Probation Contract that intends to improve student’s chances of success.
Continuing Students: Assessment of the student’s academic and EOPS program standing, which includes a review of the academic record from the previous term. Review of the student’s Educational Plan to ensure it accurately reflects the most recent adjustments in the student’s goal and major.
All Students:In-term meeting session is to insure the student is succeeding adequately, programs and services are being provided effectively, and to plan changes as needed to enhance student success. Review of the early alert academic notifications for that term, as well as Academic Work-in-Progress reports completed by instructors for students on probation. In collaboration with students, counselors prepare tailor-made recommendations and develop a course of actions for students to ensure their success.
All Students: Term-end or program exit meeting session is to assess the success of students in reaching the objective of that term and to monitor the success of the programs and services provided in meeting the student’s educational goal, i.e. transfer, degree and/or certificate, 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.
- 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.
- We will be happy to answer all your questions during our counseling meeting with you.
- 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 the EOPS home page.
- My GCC, EOPS/CARE Student Portal contains information regarding your program standing with EOPS, your counseling contacts, book voucher and grant eligibility.
James Castel De Oro
Polet Der Hovanessian
Senior Student Serv. Tech.
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:
- Get a printout of your quiz.
- Write your last name, first name and your student ID number in the section provided.
- 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.