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) at the time of application 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
you to apply for EOPS if you meet the eligibility criteria above. Just follow these
three easy steps and you'll be on your way:
- Apply for and
receive the Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (Method A or B).
- Complete the
Math and English assessment tests.
- Complete and
submit the online EOPS application (info below). If you have attended
another college, please submit an official transcript for every college
attended to the SMC Admissions Office.
The application period to enter for Spring 2017 is December 1, 2016 - February 17, 2017.
The EOPS Application is available in Corsair Connect:
1. Log in to Corsair
2. On the home page,
Click “EOPS/CARE” from the menu on the left hand side.
3. Click “EOPS
Application.” When the application opens, read the instructions on the
first page. Click “Next” at the bottom of the page.
4. Complete the application
making sure you enter all the information requested.
5. You must
sign the application! Click
the signature line in the middle of the last page. A pop-up will open where you
can use your mouse like a pen to sign the document. Click "Save."
6. After you have
signed the application, click "Submit" next to your signature. The
application will then be electronically sent to the EOPS/CARE staff member
to process. You will get a message stating your application was submitted. You can now close the application by closing the browser.
decisions will be sent to your SMC email account in early January 2017 to begin
8. If you have any
difficulties, please contact the EOPS office at (310) 434-4268.
Applicants will be notified in January of their acceptance or denial through the Santa Monica College student email account. Students accepted into EOPS will be required to attend an EOPS orientation in order to receive services.
For more information or questions about EOPS eligibility, please contact:
EOPS Student Services Specialist