Welcome to EOPS-CARE

Please come visit the EOPS/CARE Office on the first floor of the Student Services Center. 


Spring 2017 office hours

Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NOTE - The EOPS/CARE Office will re-open after Winter Break on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

SPECIAL EXTENDED SPRING HOURS (Monday, January 9 - Friday, February 3, 2017)

Monday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday - 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The campus will be closed during the following dates:

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 16, 2017
Presidents' Day - Friday, February 17 - February 20, 2017
Memorial Day - Monday, May 29, 2017

The office will be open during Spring Break - Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7, 2017

EOPS Assistant Spring 2017 Drop-In Hours

During the first three weeks of the semester, EOPS Assistants will be working hard to process EOPS student status as quickly as possible and will have limited availability to meet with students. Students wishing to speak to their EOPS Assistant in-person about their EOPS file or application are invited to come during the EOPS Assistant Drop-in Hours during the following weeks (Monday, January 23 - Friday, February 10, 2017).

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday - 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday and Thursday - 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

CARE Assistant Drop-In Hours

If you are a CARE student, your Assistant is available Monday - Thursday beginning at 9:00 a.m.

EOPS information



EOPS has a limited number of slots for new applicants for the spring 2017 semester. Click on Spring 2017 EOPS application to download the form. The application is also available in the EOPS Office on the Pleasant Hill Campus and at the San Ramon Campus Information Desk in the West Lobby. Click on the Application Cover Page for more details about the application process. The application period will close on February 10, 2017 (extended deadline!) or until we reach program capacity, whichever comes first. Due to high demand and limited space, depending on the volume of applications received, the application period may close early. Applications must be submitted in person either to the EOPS Office located in the Student Services Center (1st floor - room 127) or to the San Ramon Campus Admissions and Records Office.

Prior to submitting an application, potential applicants must meet the following pre-application requirements:

  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units (Note: DSS students may submit a DSS certification to enroll in fewer than 12.0 units. Also, parent students or former foster youth may enroll in 9.0 - 11.9 units) 
  • Be deemed eligible to receive the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW)
  • Submit official (unopened/sealed) transcripts from all previous colleges attended to the DVC Admissions & Records Office.

The EOPS program is a highly impacted program. Only eligible students will be offered a space on a first-come, first-served basis based on need and state guidelines for EOPS eligibility. In order to be accepted in the program and begin receiving services, applicants must attend an EOPS new student orientation and meet with a counselor to develop an EOPS educational plan. Students are encouraged to apply early in order to complete all application steps prior to the semester.

Eligible EOPS students, who are single parents who are participating in CalWORKs/TANF, and have children thirteen years of age or younger, may also apply for the CARE Program. If you are a potential CARE student or would like more information, please contact the EOPS Office. Additional steps are required to apply for CARE. The program will notify you if you may be potentially be CARE-eligible.

For more information about the application process, please visit our EOPS Application Process page.


Beginning in Fall 2015, the EOPS program has instituted a mid-semester progress report deadline. For Spring 2017 all EOPS students must submit their required EOPS Progress Reports by Friday, March 31, 2017 in order to receive credit for this program requirement. For more information, please review our Progress Reports Frequently Asked Questions Sheet

New requirements established to receive a priority registration date

As of Fall 2014, in order for students, including EOPS students, to receive a Priority Registration date, the following must be completed:

1. Complete the DVC Online Orientation
2. Take the Math and English assessments
3. Create an Education Plan 

New Spring 2017 EOPS Scholar Series Events Being Planned

EOPS/CARE will be planning a number of special events and beneficial workshops for the semester. Visit the EOPS events page to see what workshops, campus tours, and special events we have planned. RSVP is required for most events so check the events page often and inquire in the office if you are interested in attending.

EOPS in the news

Click on the links below to read recently published articles about some of our successful students and programs!

From expulsion to Honor Society, DVC helped Yani Webster turn her life around

Regina Carlos from near high school dropout to a degree in nursing

DVC student Mercedes Alfaro: from teen parent to Mills College grad

Graduation speaker Miguel Zaragoza reflects on time spent at DVC

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is committed to meeting the unique educational needs of students hindered by language, social, and economic disadvantages. Eligible students may receive a wide variety of services including, but not limited to, individualized counseling, peer support, book vouchers, and academic and transfer assistance.

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE)

Single parent students with dependent children under the age of 14 receiving CalWORKs, county cash aid, may also qualify for the CARE program. CARE provides additional support services such as study-time child care grants, supply vouchers, daily meal on campus, and specialized workshops and events.

 Visit the CARE home page for more information.

Links to other helpful related DVC programs:

For more information, visit the EOPS-CARE Office located on the first floor of the Student Services Center (Room 127) on the main DVC campus in Pleasant Hill. Contact us by phone at 925-969-2123 or 925-969-2117.


Manager: Lindsay Kong 
Telephone: 925-969-2123 or 925-969-2117
Email: lkong@dvc.edu 
Office location: SSC-127 Pleasant Hill campus map