Extended Opportunity Programs & Services

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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 the education of self-awareness, personal growth, and the power of choice and perseverance through counseling.

COVID-19 Update


EOPS/CARE is here to help and answer your questions. Due to COVID -19, we have shifted to new and exciting modes of communication. You can now contact us within 3 different platforms. Any emails or phone messages will be answered within an hour during business hours.

We will be closed on Thursday, October 29th from 3PM - 4:30PM.

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

Spring 2021 EOPS/CARE


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