The mission of EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) is to assist eligible Santa Monica college 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 transfer counseling; priority registration; supplemental textbook assistance; educational, transfer and career development workshops; one-on-one tutoring; educational and cultural activities; application fee waivers to four-year institutions; and much more!
Eligibility Requirements: Be a resident of California, or AB540 designated; be educationally disadvantaged through one or more of the following criteria: 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. Applicants must apply and receive a Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver, Method A or B. Applicants must have full-time enrollment (12+ units) in a program leading towards a career/technical certificate, associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution. They must also have less than 45 associate degree-applicable units from all colleges attended and be in good academic standing.
To learn about the application process, click here