encouraging Enrollment, Persistence, Retention and Success
A pdf version of the key program dates presented during EOPS Fall 2014 Information Sessions can be downloaded by clicking on the icon below.
Information Session Power Point Presentation
A pdf version of the presentation made during EOPS Information Sessions will be available to download after formal orientations in January.
Progress Reports are used to gauge how to leverage other resources for students not meeting satisfactory academic progress (i.e. tutoring or social and/or academic intervention). More importantly, it also gives students the opportunity to network with their instructors outside the classroom setting. EOPS encourages students to utilize office hours to build relationships with instructors that go beyond the classroom. 50% of progress report feedback/responses must be gathered during instructor office hours.
Students that fail to meet program requirements in two consecutive semesters are dismissed from EOPS are required to appeal for readmission to the program.
According the state regulations, students exit EOPS for three reasons--
1) TIME completed 6 consecutive semesters,
2) UNITS earned 70 degree applicable units, or
3) COMPLIANCE failed to fulfill programs requirements as defined by contract.
Current EOPS students that have been enrolled in EOPS for six (6) consecutive semesters, and/or earned 70 degree applicable units may request to extend their eligibility for EOPS services by submitting a waiver. The deadline for fall 2014 waivers have passed.
New students applying to EOPS who believe that their life circumstances will not allow them to successfully complete 12 units may request permission to enroll in EOPS with less than 12 units. Waivers are granted solely at the discretion of the EOPS director on a case-base basis and cannot be requested in back-to-back semesters. Waivers approved for course loads of 9-11.9 units.
Under the supervision of EOPS director, EOPS Student Advocates (ESAs) are selected through an application process to serve on a volunteer basis for a period (1) semester, which may be extended with mutual agreement for one (1) additional semester. ESAs work in direct collaboration with both the EOPS and CARE staff, as well as the EOPS Advisory Board to assist in the areas of-- policy development, strategic planning, service delivery systems, new initiatives, and recruitment/marking.