Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

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The Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS) was legislatively mandated in 1969 with Senate bill 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. Our goal is to provide our EOPS students with the tools and support needed to succeed in academic and/or vocational goals. Further, we strive to promote self-awareness, personal growth, and the power of choice and perseverance through counseling.

Summer/Fall 2021 COVID-19 Update


EOPS/CARE is here to help and answer your questions. As we transition to in-person services, the EOPS/CARE office will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning June 15, 2021. In-person counseling appointments are available only by appointment. Please contact our office.

  1. EOPS Virtual Zoom Lobby click here 
  2. Email: sceops@saddleback.edu
  3. Office phone: (949) 582-4620

Fall 2021 EOPS/CARE


We are now accepting Fall 2021 EOPS
Application. If you are new to Saddleback College and would like more information, please contact us through one of our new modes of communication.