PROGRAM APPLICATION

Fall 2022

Please Note: Continuing EOPS students at ECC do not have to reapply every semester.

Thank you for your interest in the Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) at El Camino College. EOPS is dedicated to the delivery of a comprehensive program that encourages the enrollment, retention, and transfer of students who are challenged by language, social, economic, and educational disadvantages.

EOPS Eligibility Requirements:

  • CA Resident or AB 540 or AB 1899
  • Enrolled in at least 12 units when accepted into the EOPS program (exceptions may apply)
  • Have less than 70 degree-applicable units completed (including all colleges/universities)
  • Qualify for the California College Promise Grant (SBOG- Method A, B, or C with zero EFC).

Plus have an educational need in at least ONE of the following areas:

  • Not qualified for enrollment in the minimum level English or Mathematics course required for an associate degree
  • Not have graduated from high school or obtained a GED
  • High School graduate with a GPA below 2.5
  • Previous enrollment in remedial courses
  • Other factors as determined by the EOPS director (i.e. first-generation college student, English is not the primary language spoken at home, current or former foster youth, required to enroll in a supplemental course for English and/or Math)

Complete the following to avoid delays in the review of your EOPS application:

El CAMINO COLLEGE- Steps to Enrollment: www.elcamino.edu/admissions/steps/

UNIT Requirement: You must enroll in 12 units to be eligible for EOPS (exceptions apply, see below). You will be invited to an EOPS/CARE Program Orientation once you register for 12 units and meet program eligibility. Check MyECC for your registration appointment.

Special Resource Center (SRC) Participants Unit Exception: Students who receive services from the SRC must submit an EOPS/SRC Inter-Program Referral form noting the recommended number of units, which must be signed by an SRC representative. You can download the EOPS/SRC Inter-Program Referral form from our website: https://www.elcamino.edu/support/resources/eops/forms.aspx 

Full-time Unit Waiver (Limited Waivers Available): Students who are not able to complete a full-time course load (at least 12 units) in the Fall 2022 semester may receive a full-time unit waiver upon approval by an EOPS counselor. Students interested in a full-time unit waiver must enroll in 9-11.5 units and attend an EOPS Program Orientation to be considered. 

TRANSCRIPTS: If applicable, submit unofficial transcripts for all courses taken at other colleges.

Next steps to join EOPS and receive an EOPS Book Voucher, if eligible:

  • Eligible students will receive an email invitation to attend an EOPS/CARE Program Orientation. 
  • EOPS/CARE Program Orientations are scheduled from June through October 2022.
  • Check your El Camino College and personal email (entered on your application) beginning in June to register for an EOPS/CARE Program Orientation.
  • After attending the EOPS/CARE Program Orientation you will need to schedule an appointment to meet with an EOPS Counselor. Once your educational planning appointment is complete new eligible students will receive a book voucher to purchase books for Fall 2022. 

1. Name*
3. Gender*
4. Address*

Example: (111)111-1111
8. Date of Birth*
9. Marital Status*
10. Do you have a High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) Certificate?*
11. Date/Year of High School Graduation*
Example: Month, Year
13. Did both of your parents complete a bachelor's degree?*
14. Is English the primary language spoken at home?*
15. When do you plan to start or when did you start your education at El Camino College?*
Example: Month, Year
Include international colleges/universities
17. Did you complete a bachelor's degree or higher?*
Include international colleges/universities
18. Have you attended another college or university prior to attending El Camino College?*
Failure to disclose other colleges or universities attended may be grounds for rejection of this application and/or removal from the EOPS and CARE Programs at El Camino College.
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19. Are you a former EOPS student participant at El Camino College?*
19a. If Yes, Please Specify*
Example: Month, Year
20. Were you a former EOPS student participant at another college?*
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22. Are you a current or former Foster Youth?*
Check yes if you ever lived with a relative caregiver or have been a ward of the court.
23. Are you a participant of the Special Resource Center?*
The Special Resource Center assists students with disabilities in their pursuit of a post-secondary education at El Camino College. Students who receive services from the Special Resource Center must submit an EOPS/SRC Inter-Program Referral form noting the recommended number of units and must be approved by an SRC representative. You can download the EOPS/SRC Inter-Program Referral form from our website: https://www.elcamino.edu/support/resources/eops/forms.aspx
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CARE Referral

A representative from the CARE program will contact students who may be eligible and request the appropriate documentation for acceptance into the CARE program. 

24. Are you a parent?*
25. Do you or your child(ren) currently receive CalWORKs/TANF cash aid?*
26. If yes, are you single head of household in your case?*

Applicant Survey

What is your availability to complete an EOPS Program Orientation?*
27. Do you have your own computer (desktop or laptop) at home that can support online instruction?*
28. Do you have internet access at home?*


29. Photo Release: I hereby grant the EOPS program permission to use my likeness in a photograph, video, or other digital media, in any and all of its publications, including web-based publications, without payment or other consideration.
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EOPS/CARE Intake Form

EOPS/CARE Intake Form

Was the student exited at the end of Spring 2022. Check the EOPS screen on colleague.
If yes, student will need to appeal. Do not complete the rest of the intake form, under EOPS Eligibility Determination select "Not Eligible", under comments enter "Needs to Appeal", and submit.
Income Eligibility
If student is not financially eligible do not complete the rest of the intake form, under EOPS Eligibility Determination select "Not Eligible", and submit.
Residency Status
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Special Resource Center Participant- Unit Exemption
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Educational Disadvantage
Require Counselor Review (Applicants with over 40 completed units and/or outside transcripts must be reviewed by a counselor)
EOPS Eligibility Determination*

Counselor Intake Review (If Applicable)

Counselor Intake Review (If Applicable)

Educational Disadvantage (If could not be determined by EOPS Outreach Team)
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EOPS Eligibility Determination*
If unable to determine please select "Not Eligible".