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Getting Started


To be eligible for the EOPS, you must

  • Be a California resident
  • Register as a full-time student (12 or more units)
  • Qualify to receive a Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW)
  • Have completed less than 105 degree applicable units (excluding ESL and remedial coursework)
  • Meet educationally disadvantaged criteria. What does this mean?
Educationally Disadvantaged Critiera

As of October 24, 1987, Title V regulations state that in order for a student to be eligible to receive EOPS (Extended Opportunity Program and Services), she/he must be educationally disadvantaged as determined by the EOPS director or the designee (Article 2, section 56220).

In making that determination for the student, the EOPS director or designee shall consider one or more of the following factors:

  • The student did not qualify for enrollment into the minimum level English or mathematics course that is
  •  applicable to the associate degree.
  • The student did not graduate from high school or did not obtain a G.E.D.
  • The student graduated from high school with a grade point average below 2.50 on a 4.00 scale.
  • The student was previously enrolled in high school or college remedial education.
  • Other factors as determined by the EOPS Director or Designee.

Tips to remain in good standing with EOPS

  • Meet with your EOPS counselor at least twice per quarter
  • See your peer-advisor once a month
  • Turn in two Progress Reports on time (you may request to each of your on line class instructors to complete progress reports on line)
  • Seek tutorial assistance if needed
  • Notify EOPS staff members if there are any changes in your academic schedule
  • Complete the minimum of 12 units per quarter and obtain at leas a 2.0 GPA
  • Abide by the Foothill College Academic Honor Code
  • Notify EOPS of address or phone number change
EOPS Office Entrance

Questions?Contact Us!




Student Services Building, 2nd Floor Room 8202