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Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

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Welcome to City EOPS:  Your Success is Our Success!

EOPS is a state-funded student support services program. Its purpose is to provide special recruitment, retention, and transition services to eligible students. The services offered are "above and beyond" those offered by the college's Student Services division. The primary services include assistance in the following areas: priority enrollment, counseling/advisement, and preparation for transition to four-year colleges and universities.

EOPS FALL 2024: Application period Thursday, August 1, 2024 - Friday, October 18, 2024

 

Click on the tabs below to learn more about City College's EOPS/CARE/NextUp Programs:

 

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EOPS is a state-funded student support services program. Its purpose is to provide special recruitment, retention, and transition services to eligible students. The services offered are "above and beyond" those offered by the college's Student Services division. The primary services include assistance in the following areas: priority enrollment, counseling/advisement, and preparation for transition to four-year colleges and universities. For detailed information on all services offered and application procedures, please contact the EOPS Office.

Eligibility

You may be eligible to receive EOPS services if you meet all the following criteria:

  • Be a California resident or meet AB540/California Dream Act requirements.
  • You are (or plan to be) a full-time student taking 12 or more units (6 at City and/or ECC; remainder may be at Mesa or Miramar).
  • You qualify to receive a Board of Governors Fee Waiver A or B.
  • You have not completed 70 (or more) units of degree applicable college units, including courses taken at other colleges.
  • You are determined to be educationally disadvantaged.

Services

  • Academic/career/personal counseling
  • 4-year college/university transfer assistance
  • Book award/text book assistance
  • Priority enrollment
  • Tutorial referral assistance
  • Associated Student Body memberships
  • Financial Aid application assistance
  • Free parking permit OR MTS semester pass (must be enrolled in at least 7 units or have a DSPS accommodation letter if enrolled in fewer than 7 units)
  • CARE Program - state funded support program for single parent EOPS students
  • NextUp - supplemental program for current and former foster youth
  • EOPS scholarship 
    The EOPS scholarship is available every spring semester. 
    You may also visit the Scholarship page to view all scholarships offered through City College.

Fall 2024 EOPS Application  Click here to apply

 

New Student Orientation:  If your application is approved, you will receive an email inviting you to attend a mandatory New Student Orientation.

For updates on application status or eligibility, please contact an EOPS Technician:

     Terri Jackson   tejackso@sdccd.edu  (EOPS)

     Brenda Torres   btorres@sdccd.edu  (EOPS/CARE)

     Ashley Burch   aburch@sdccd.edu   (NextUp)

 

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CARE is a program for single parent students who receive CalWORKs cash aid and meet other eligibility criteria.  Services are designed to provide additional support and assist students to attain economic self-sufficiency by earning a certificate, an associate degree, or transfering to a four-year college or university.

Eligibility

  • At least 18 years of age & single head of household
  • Parent or legal guardian of a least one child under 18
  • Receiving CalWORKs cash aid for self and/or children
  • Eligible for EOPS 

Services

  • Specialized workshops
  • Circle of CARE Student Support Group
  • Direct grants
  • Book awards
  • Bus pass, parking permit, gas cards
  • Campus meal cards
  • Online student resources & information
  • Networking & social activities

 

For more information about the CARE Program, contact:

Margie Spikes-Tucker, CARE Coordinator/ Counselor mspikes@sdccd.edu 

(619) 388-3249 (Office)

(619) 800-3288 (Google Voice)

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NextUp (CAFYES) is a supplemental program of Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS). Its purpose is to support the educational goals and well-being of current and former foster youth. It also provides “over and above” support services to help current and former foster youth overcome obstacles while pursuing their higher education and career goals 

Eligibility

  • Must reside in California 
  • Be a current or former foster youth whose dependency or wardship was established or continued by the court on, or after the youth’s 13th birthday.  
  • Dependency ward/of the court letter may be required 
  • Be under 26 at the beginning of the academic year or Previously in NextUp 
  • Be enrolled in at least (1) class in SDCCD 

Services

  • Direct Financial Grants – Must have financial aid at City College  
  • Academic, Personal, Career Counseling 
  • Priority Registration (fall, spring, summer) 
  • Assistance with completing the FAFSA (financial aid) 
  • Assistance with applying for CHAFEE grant and scholarships 
  • Textbook (book service award) 
  • Transportation Assistance 
  • School Supplies 
  • Print Cards 
  • Food Insecurity Assistance (campus food pantry, grocery store cards, food vouchers) 
  • Laptop and technology support  

How to Apply

Complete the EOPS/Next Up application online at www.sdcity.edu/EOPS  

Contact Us

  • San Diego City NextUp/EOPS Office Room A-354 
  • Email: citynextup@sdccd.edu     
  • Phone: (619) 388-3209 
                        

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What is SRP?

The Summer Readiness Program (SRP) at San Diego City College is a fantastic opportunity for first-time college students to kickstart their academic journey during the summer. This 4-week summer program offers a unique learning experience through a Personal Growth class and engaging social activities.

The focus of the program is to facilitate a smooth transition to college, fostering connections within a supportive community, and enhancing academic readiness makes it an invaluable opportunity for upcoming college students. By participating in SRP, students can smoothly transition from high school to college while receiving essential support and guidance.

Click here for the information flyer.

Eligibility

  • Qualify for the CA College Promise Grant (CCPG - formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver)
  • High school diploma or GED

Click here to apply for the 2024 Summer Readiness Program (SRP)

You must complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA or California College Promise Grant (CCPG) application--formerly called the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW).

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Connect With Us:  Prospective and Current EOPS Students

Phone: 619-388-3209

Email:  cityeops@sdccd.edu 

Fax:      619-388-3163

*Please include your Full Name and Student ID Number in all correspondence

For a list of the EOPS Staff contact information, click here.

SUMMER In-Person Hours (June 3 - Aug. 5, 2024)

Mon - Thur     8:00 am - 6:00 pm

FALL In-Person Hours (Aug. 19- Dec. 14, 2024)

Mon - Thur     8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fridays           8:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

Holidays - EOPS Office is Closed

Juneteenth

June 19, 2024

New Year Holiday

Dec. 31, 2024 & Jan. 1, 2025

Independence Day

July 4, 2024

Martin Luther King Day

Jan. 20, 2025

Labor Day

Sep. 2, 2024

Lincoln Day

Feb. 14, 2025

Veterans Day

Nov. 11, 2024

Washington Day

Feb. 17, 2025

Thanksgiving

Nov. 28-29, 2024

Cesar Chavez Day

April 4, 2025

Admissions Day

Dec. 23, 2024

Memorial Day

May 26, 2025

Christmas  Holiday

Dec. 24 & 25, 2024

Juneteenth

June 19, 2025

 

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