Manager: Lindsay Kong

summer 2016

Program Manager
Location: SSC-127
Office: Student Services



Welcome to EOPS/CARE

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

EOPS peer advisorsTwo EOPS students at Awards & Recogntion CeremonyEOPS student at Rejuvenate Yourself Conference 2008

Spring 2016 office hours 

February 1 - May 27, 2016 (Regular business hours)

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

NOTE - The campus will be closed during the following dates:

Memorial Day Observance - Monday, May 30, 2016


Important information for potential EOPS students 


EOPS has a limited number of slots for new applicants for the fall 2016 semester. Click on Fall 2016 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 August 26, 2016 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.

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 Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW) eligible
  • Submit official (unopened/sealed) transcripts from all previous colleges attended
    to the DVC Admissions & Records Offic

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.



Important information for all EOPS students


Beginning in Fall 2015, the EOPS program has instituted a mid-semester progress report deadline. For Spring 2016, all EOPS students must submit their required EOPS Progress Reports by Friday, April 15, 2016 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 


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, meal tickets, specialized workshops, and parent support groups.

 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.