Cerro Coso Community College

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)

Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)

Welcome to the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) providing services to students at the Ridgecrest/IWV, Kern River Valley (KRV), and Eastern Sierra (ESCC) Bishop and Mammoth Lakes campuses. The Cerro Coso Community College EOPS Program was developed in 1975 to give community people who have financial and academic need an opportunity to obtain their dreams. EOPS assists and aids in meeting the needs of all eligible students with grants and services such as: assessment, counseling, peer counseling, career development, academic monitoring, priority registration, transportation, and textbook vouchers.

EOPS Qualifications

  • Enrolled in 12 units
  • California resident
  • Demonstrate a financial need by qualifying for a Board of Governors Grant Waiver A or B (BOGW) through Financial Aid
  • Demonstrate an Academic Need
    • Placement Exam requires you to take a preparatory class in math, reading or English or
    • Did not graduate from high school or
    • Have 2.4 GPA or below in high school
  • Be able to come to the Ridgecrest/IWV, KRV, and ESCC Bishop and Mammoth Lakes campuses for onsite counseling and complete EOPS activities
  • Attend a mandatory EOPS orientation

How do I apply?

Complete and submit application by faxing to (760) 384-6320 or email to robin.duff@cerrocoso.edu, or turn in to your local campus (Ridgecrest/IWV, KRV, and ESCC Bishop and Mammoth Lakes ).

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