EOPS Student Commitments and Responsibilities

EOPS Students

Student Commitments to EOPS

Once students have been accepted into the EOPS program, their commitment to the program includes:

  • Attend three (3) EOPS counseling appointments each semester (Fall and Spring)
  • Enroll in 12 units/full-time or more with majority units at Golden West College (Exception: verified NextUp and/or DSPS students)
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (Complete 50% of total units attempted annually with a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0)
  • Complete mid-semester EOPS Academic Progress Reports each semester
  • Complete a drop-in Peer Advisor Contact each semester

Once students meet the program requirements, they don't have to fill out the application again. Eligibility for EOPS services may continue until the completion of 70 degree applicable units from all accredited college is reached. Students in high unit majors are permitted to participate in EOPS beyond 70 units.

Students who are unable to meet the program requirements due to special circumstances can appeal to be re-enrolled in the program.

Student Responsibilities to EOPS

  • Adhere to the Mutual Responsibility Contract terms
  • Update the office about any changes to students schedule, address, e-mail address, and phone number
  • Inform EOPS counselor of any changes to students educational plan, class difficulty, tutor request, transfer plans, etc.
  • Submit FAFSA, California College Promise Grant, and/or Dream Act applications every year by the priority deadline of March 2
  • Submit the DSPS Reduced Course Load Verification letter every year (DSPS student only)

The EOPS/CARE/NextUp/Guardian Scholars program accepts applications on
an ongoing basis. Apply online NOW or download [PDF] version of the application