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 70 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.

 

 

To be in good standing with EOPS, I agree to:

1. Complete at least six units each semester as a new or continuing EOPS student.
2. Meet with an EOPS counselor to establish my educational goal and develop my Student Educational Plan (SEP).
3. Make progress toward my educational goal by closely following my SEP. If placed on probation, follow my EOPS probation contract.
4. Meet with an EOPS counselor or designated EOPS advisor at least three times each semester and one time during each intersession, if registered. Using MyGCC, monitor my counseling contact record and my program standing with EOPS.
5. Meet all the requirements listed in the EOPS Academic Standing Report, under the To Do List.
6. Enroll consecutively every semester until I reach my educational goal. Attendance during the short sessions is not required.
7. Apply for state and/or federal financial aid and provide all the necessary income documentation as required by the financial aid office.
8. Successfully complete the Student Development 100 (St.Dv. 100) within two terms of acceptance into the program. Last term the required St.Dv. 100 course will be accepted is: (________)
9. Set up my GCC student email account. Read EOPS emails and website information frequently for updates on program policies and services.
10. Participate in the advising workshops, group counseling, basic skills instruction, transfer services, career and employment services, supplemental instruction (SI) and tutoring as recommended.
11. Notify the EOPS office of any changes in my class schedule, name, address, or telephone number.
12. Authorize the EOPS program to share my book voucher information, including my name, student ID, student email address, and the book voucher amount with the bookstore for the purpose of expediting and monitoring the EOPS book services.
13. Authorize the release of information to EOPS from other programs and services, on and off campus, for the purpose of determining my eligibility for the program, and monitoring my academic progress

 
 

Limitations on Eligibility:

Grant: To be considered for the EOPS Grant, the student must: Be in good standing with EOPS. Have completed three counseling visits and at least six units the previous semester. Be enrolled in at least six units. Have FAFSA Completed and Award Notification with remaining need determined. Have sufficient unmet need as determined by the GCC Financial Aid Office. Not be on Satisfactory Academic Progress Dismissal or Term Dismissal. For details, refer to the EOPS Grant Policy.

Book Service: To be considered for the EOPS Book Service, the student must: Be in good standing with EOPS. Have completed three counseling visits and at least six units in fall for the following spring and summer terms. Have completed three counseling visits and at least six units in spring for the following fall and winter terms. Have sufficient unmet need as determined by the GCC Financial Aid Office. For details, refer to the Book Service Policy.

Units: Students who do not enroll in a primary semester, or enroll but drop all units by the first census date, will be exited from the program.

Contacts: Students who do not meet with an EOPS counselor at least once during the primary semester will be exited from the program.

Out of Compliance and EOPS Probation Status: Students who do not fulfill all the responsibilities in this contract will be out of compliance with the Program, and be placed on probation status with EOPS. These students will not be considered for the EOPS Grant and EOPS Book Service. Students who are placed on EOPS probation for two consecutive semesters and continue to be out of compliance during the third semester, will be exited from the program.

Six-semester Limit: A continuing student may not exceed six semesters of continuous participation with EOPS and continue to receive EOPS services.

                            

 
 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                                                                                                  
  • My GCC, EOPS/CARE Student Portal contains information regarding your program standing with EOPS, your counseling contacts, book voucher and grant eligibility.
 
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.
 

 Anahid Mardres
Anahid Mardres
  Senior 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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