Student Responsibility

EOPS is designed to provide academic and support services to students who are financially and educationally disadvantaged. Your acceptance into EOPS means that you are willing to work cooperatively with the program to attain your educational as well as career goals. You remain eligible for EOPS for six(6) consecutive semesters or until you complete 70 degree-applicable units, whichever comes first, as long as you comply with the following requirements:


You are required to attend a new EOPS student orientation prior to receipt of program services.

Academic Program Plan:

Students who have completed less than 24 units are required to enroll in a three (3)-unit CSU and UC transferable Learn 50 or IDST 50 class during their first or second semester of enrollment in EOPS.

Unit Requirement:

You are required to enroll in 12 or more units each semester and must consult with your EOPS counselor before you add/drop units.

Academic Progress:

You are required to make normal academic progress toward your educational goal by completing a minimum of 12 units each semester with a minimum grade point average of 2.00, and graduate from City College, transfer to a four year college/university, or be awarded a Certificate after completing 70 degree applicable units as defined by Title V, and utilize the student support services recommended by your EOPS counselor.

Academic Counseling:

You are required to meet with your EOPS counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP) during your first month in EOPS. In addition, you are required to meet with your EOPS counselor three(3) times each semester. You must also inform your EOPS counselor if you have an academic advisor, if you are enrolled in a semiprofessional program.

EOPS Probation:

Students who complete their first semester in EOPS with a cumulative grade point average BELOW 2.00 will be placed on EOPS academic probation. EOPS students on academic probation will enroll only in those courses mutually agreed upon with their EOPS counselor, and that their cumulative grade point average must improve within two(2) consecutive semesters. Failure to meet and comply with this policy may result in disqualification from EOPS.


You are required to regularly attend each course in which you enroll. If you have an emergency that will keep you out of class for an extended period, contact your instructor(s). If your absence will be longer than your instructor permits, call your EOPS counselor, or the Dean of Students for advice. Make an appointment with your EOPS counselor if you plan to take a Leave of Absence. You are required to re-establish your EOPS eligibility by completing a new EOPS application, and Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Waiver Application (BOGW), if your leave exceeds two (2) or more consecutive semesters.