Welcome to EOPS-CARE

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.

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).


Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


The EOPS Office will be open for special extended hours during the first part of the spring semester. Between January 22 and February 14, 2019, EOPS will open during the following extended hours:

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

Monday, January 21, 2019 - Martin Luther King Day
Friday, February 15 - Monday, February 19 - Presidents' Weekend
Monday, May 25, 2019 - Memorial Day


EOPS information


EOPS has a limited number of slots for new applicants for the SPRING 2019 semester. Use this link to apply online: www.tinyurl.com/SP19EOPSApp.

The application period will close on Friday, February 8, 2019 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.

In order to apply for EOPS, you must complete the following steps prior to submitting an application:

1)  Enroll in at least 12.0 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)

2)  Be eligible to receive the California Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver) If you have questions about your CA Promise Grant eligibility or other financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid Office.

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

EOPS Assistant Spring 2019 Drop-In Hours

During the first four 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 (Tuesday, January 22 - Thursday, February 14, 2019):

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


All EOPS students must submit their required EOPS Progress Reports in order to receive credit for this program requirement. The Spring 2019 Progress Reports must be submitted by Friday, March 29, 2019. There are now 3 ways to submit progress reports:

1.  During a counseling appointment or drop-in visit by 3/29/19.**
2.  In-person in a progress report submission box in the EOPS Office by 3/29/19.**
3.  Online submission by emailing completed progress reports to (email TBA) by 11:59pm, 3/29/19

**NOTE: Both the EOPS Office and Counseling Center close at 3pm on 3/29/19. Please plan ahead.

Progress report forms are available in the EOPS office. You will need to complete one Progress Report for each of your courses. 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

 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