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Steps for Success

Take CNSL 275

EOPS: The Road To College Success-More Than Just Books!

In accordance with your Mutual Responsibility Contract, we recommend you enroll in and complete CNSL 275 in the first quarter of EOPS participation.

Successful completion of this course will affect your eligibility for future book service. This course includes an EOPS orientation component, which is mandated by California state regulations. It is designed to promote and ensure overall college success and retention.

Course Description

This (1) unit course will introduce EOPS/CARE students to various EOPS services, policies and requirements that govern the program. This course encourages collaborative learning, educational attainment, promotes student retention, persistence and success.

Topics include:

  • completing financial aid and scholarship applications
  • EOPS student responsibilities
  • identifying campus resources
  • EOPS benefits
  • budgeting and managing money
  • cultural identity and experiences
  • importance of community
  • goal-setting
  • self-esteem
  • career options
  • time management
  • tutoring services
  • priority registration process
  • stress management


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Student Services Building 8000, Room 8202, 2nd floor

Summer Hours

Sept. 11–22

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (In Person & Virtual)
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (Virtual Only)

Fall Hours

Sept 22, 2023

All Student Services offices will be closed from 8 –10:30 a.m.

Sept. 25–Oct. 6

  • Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (In Person & Virtual)
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (In Person & Virtual)

Oct. 9– Dec. 15

  • Monday–Thursday:
    8 a.m.–5 p.m. (In Person)
  • Friday: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (Virtual Only)


  • July 4: Independence Day Holiday
  • Sept. 4: Labor Day Holiday
  • Sep. 4: Labor Day