Eligibility for EOPS


  1. Is determined to be a California Resident for Saddleback College admissions purposes, and is 18 years of age or a high school graduate.
  2. Has less than 40 units of degree-applicable coursework of combined colleges/universities in the US and/or foreign country.
  3. Is eligible for the BOGW "A or B," has "0" EFC, or meet specific income guidelines.
  4. Must be enrolled in at least 12 Saddleback College units and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA.
  5. Has one of the following disadvantages, (and meets income criteria):
    • Neither a high school graduate nor obtained GED/high school proficiency
    • High school grade point average of 2.49 or below
    • Previous enrollment in remedial education
    • Placement in non-degree-applicable basic skills courses at Saddleback College (English 300/340, ESL (300's) and/or Math 351, Math 353)
    • First generation college student
    • Parents are non-native English speakers
    • Underrepresented ethnic minority student
    • Emancipated Foster Youth