of EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) is
to assist eligible Santa Monica College students who have historically experienced economic and
To increase access, retention and goal completion,
EOPS provides the following services:
- Academic, career, personal and
- Priority registration
- Supplemental textbook assistance
- Educational, transfer and career development workshops
- One-on-one tutoring
- Educational and cultural
- College field trips
- Application fee waivers to
- And much more!
- Be a resident of California, or AB540 designated.
- Be educationally disadvantaged
through one or more of the following criteria:
Apply and receive a Board of
Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, Method A or B.
Have full-time enrollment (12+
units) in a program leading towards a career/technical certificate,
associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution.
Have less than 45 associate degree-applicable
units from all colleges attended.
Be in good academic standing.
- NOT eligible for Math 20 and/or
English 1, according to SMC assessment scores
- NOT a high school graduate nor
completed the GED
- Have a high school GPA below 2.5
- Been previously enrolled in
remedial courses in high school and/or college
- Be an emancipated foster youth
(former foster care youth)
- Be a first generation college student
- Be a non-native English speaker
Application Process (during application periods only)
you to apply for EOPS if you meet the eligibility criteria above. Just follow these
three (3) easy steps and you'll be on your way:
- Apply and
receive the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (Method A or B).
- Complete the
Math and English assessment tests.
- Complete and
submit the EOPS application (available in the EOPS/CARE Office, Room 104) in
the Student Services Building). If you have attended
another college, please submit an official transcript for every college
attended to the Admissions Office.
be notified of their acceptance or denial through the college issued e-mail
account. Admission to EOPS is limited and based on the number of continuing
students that return to EOPS each year. Students accepted into EOPS will be required
to attend an EOPS orientation in order to receive services.
The application period to enter EOPS for the Fall 2016 semester has closed.
Applications will open up again on December 1, 2016 to enter for the Spring 2017 semester.
reserves the right to reverse an eligibility decision if at a later time new
information becomes available rendering the student ineligible.
For more information or questions about EOPS eligibility, please contact:
EOPS Student Services Specialist