Eligibility for EOPS Services
of EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) at Santa Monica College is
to assist eligible students who have historically experienced economic and
educational challenges. To increase access, retention and goal completion,
EOPS provides the following services:
- Academic, career, personal and
- One-on-one tutoring
- Book bonuses
- Textbook loan program
- Educational, transfer and career
- Priority registration
- Educational and cultural
- Application fee waivers to
- And much more!
- Be a resident of California, as
determined by the SMC Admissions Office.
- 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 placement 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 join 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 unofficial transcript for every college
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.
reserves the right to reverse an admission decision if at a later time new
information becomes available rendering the student ineligible.