Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

The Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) was legislatively mandated in 1969 with the passage of SB 164 (Alquist). This “social reform” legislation encouraged the California Community Colleges to develop programs and services designed to meet the educational needs of [all] students disadvantaged by “language, social and economic [barriers],” these programs and services are to be “over, above, and in addition to those regularly offered at the college,” and which “encourage students growth, development, and successful participation” in collegiate life.

At Saddleback College the EOPS/CARE program is committed to providing over and above student support services such as priority registration, personalized counseling, book vouchers, extended tutoring, scholarships and much more. It is our goal to provide our EOPS students with the tools and support that is needed to succeed in academic and/or vocational goals. Further we strive to promote an education of self-awareness, personal growth and the power of choice and perseverance through counseling.

EOPS 50th Anniversary

September 4th 2019 is EOPS 50th Anniversary. For 50 years EOPS has supported students through their Community College education. Students have received academic, career and personal Counseling, Priority Registration, Book Vouchers, extended tutoring and much more to help overcome hurdles that students face.  Click here to for an overview of the many hurdles EOPS students have overcome.    

We are now accepting EOPS applications for the Summer and Fall semester.