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Getting Started

Student Responsibilitiies

All new students entering the EOPS program must sign a Student Responsibilities Contract.

Mutual Responsibility Contract (MRC)

I hereby acknowledge and understand that if I am accepted into the EOPS/CARE program at Foothill College, I will:

  1. See an EOPS counselor for the purpose of developing or submitting an Educational Plan with the EOPS Department prior to or soon after enrollment at Foothill College.
  2. Agree to follow my Educational Plan or consult with an EOPS counselor before adding/dropping course(s) or withdrawing from Foothill College.
  3. Enroll in and complete at least 12 units per quarter (6 units during summer session), and I will maintain a 2.0 or higher grade point average (GPA) each quarter (failure will result in EOPS probation).
  4. Agree to see an EOPS counselor, twice per quarter (once during summer).
  5. Recommended to meet with my assigned peer advisor every quarter.
  6. Agree to submit one (1) Progress Report, as scheduled, per quarter one (1) Progress Report for, as scheduled for summer session.
  7. Contact an EOPS counselor if I encounter personal, academic, or financial difficulties, which may interfere with the successful completion of my course-of-study.
  8. Take any supplementary course(s), educational workshops and/or assessment test(s) that may be prescribed by the EOPS director and/or a counselor, or as required by Foothill College. Failure to comply will result in disqualification for EOPS Services. See CNSL 275.
  9. Notify the EOPS Department of any change in my address and/or telephone number.


EOPS Probation

A student will be placed on program probation or potential termination from receiving EOPS services if any of the following requirements are NOT met:

  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • Completion of a least 12.0 units each quarter
  • Completion of 2 required contact sessions each quarter
  • Adherence to the Educational Plan
  • Reasonable progress towards academic goal
  • Submission and Completion of Progress Reports


EOPS Withdrawal or Dismissal

A student is subject to withdrawal or dismissal from the program if:

  • Student has withdrawn from all classes
  • After being placed on probation and not completing the probationary period
  • Being dismissed from the college (see Student Academic Honor Code)


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Winter 2023 Hours

JAN. 9–MAR. 31

Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. (Virtual Only)

Closed: 1/16, 2/17, 2/20