Welcome to EOPS-CARE

Note to students: The content on this page applies to students at both the Pleasant Hill and San Ramon campuses.

The EOPS Fall 2024 application is now available!

Apply for EOPS!

EOPS Eligibility

  • Be a California resident or qualify for AB 540 status (e.g., meet California resident requirements) 
  • Be enrolled in 12 units or more (special exceptions for students in DSS, Former/Current Foster Youth and Student Parents)
  • Qualify for the California Promise Grant (method A or B)
  • Be considered "educationally disadvantaged" as determined by EOPS Guidelines (Note: EOPS Staff will screen for this and inform you if you meet this determination.)
  • Not have completed more than 70 degree-applicable units in any combination of higher education institutions

EOPS Services

  • Free $$$ to supplement textbook costs
  • School supplies
  • Priority registration
  • Holistic Counseling and Educational Planning
  • Tutoring
  • UC/CSU Application Fee Waivers
  • Community building activities and student success workshops

DVC EOPS Canvas page

If you are a current EOPS students and would like to join the EOPS Canvas Page, please email eopscare@dvc.edu for information. Stay informed about program requirements, events, and other important information. Get all the information you need about EOPS in one easy location. 

EOPS Spring 2024 program requirements

Complete the following EOPS semester requirements to remain in good standing with the program:

  1. Complete two EOPS counseling appointments (Deadline: May 17, 2024).  There are multiple ways to schedule:
    • Schedule an appointment yourself through a system called eSARS:
      1. Use EOPS eSARS to schedule with Alicia Brizzi or Paula Stanfield
      2. Use general counseling eSARS to schedule with any other EOPS counselors
        Please note: Appointments can only be scheduled two weeks in advance. eSARS will not show appointments beyond 2 weeks of the current date.  
    • Use the EOPS Counseling Appointment Request Form to request an appointment.
      • Please note: You will receive a response to your request form within 24-48 business hours. 
    • Call the EOPS office at 925-969-2117 to schedule an appointment.
  2. Complete EOPS progress reports in each of your classes. (Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024)
  3. Complete one mid-semester check-in with EOPS Peer Advisor. (Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2024)
  4. Complete 67% of your attempted units.
  5. Complete the Spring 2024 semester with a 2.00 or better GPA.

Book voucher instructions

If you have questions about the EOPS book vouchers, please email your EOPS Assistant or eopscare@dvc.edu


EOPS tutors are available to answer questions Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 3 pm, in person at BWL 210 and online. Find the tutoring Zoom link and information on the EOPS Canvas page (to access the Canvas page, email eopscare@dvc.edu). 

EOPS Zoom counseling drop-in hours

Do you have a quick question? Our EOPS Counselors are available each week during Fall and Spring only for drop in hours:

Drop in with Alicia Brizzi

Times available in Fall and Spring

Drop in with Paula Stanfield

Times available in Fall and Spring

Priority registration 

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. Complete the online assessment/placement process
3. Create an Education Plan with an EOPS Counselor

Our mission/vision statement

Diablo Valley College EOPS recognizes systemic and societal disadvantages exist for our students. Therefore, as a student support program, our goal is to create a safe environment that is inclusive, supportive, and conducive to academic success. We continually strive to improve ourselves by bettering our own mindsets, practices, and the services we provide. EOPS is committed to transforming the experiences of our students and nurturing their growth.

In EOPS, we believe in our students’ potential and work to cultivate their success through collaborative and holistic support. We strive to build relationships, develop community, and equip students with the skills to be successful both here and beyond DVC. In connecting students to comprehensive student support services, we are the “go-to” resource to help students successfully navigate higher education.

To our students: We are honored to be a part of your journey and we are here for you!

CARE Program: assistance for single parent EOPS students

Single parent EOPS students with dependent children receiving CalWORKs county cash aid either for themselves and/or their children may also qualify for the Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (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.

Please come visit the EOPS/CARE Office on the first floor of the Student Services Center (Room SSC-127).

EOPS in the news

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

 Links to other helpful related DVC programs:

For more information, contact us by phone at 925-969-2117 or email eopscare@dvc.edu.

Office hours

Summer 2024
Available in person and remote
Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
May 20 - August 16 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm Closed

Closed District holidays 5/27, 6/19, 7/4