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 California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) 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 accessprograms@cerrocoso.edu, or turn in to your local campus (Ridgecrest/IWV, KRV, and ESCC Bishop and Mammoth Lakes ).

ACCESS Programs will receive and review EOPS applications beginning the first day of priority registration and closing 1 week prior to the start of the semester.

Please note: If you were foster youth at the age of 16 or later, you may qualify for additional benefits. Contact the ACCESS Office at 760-384-6250 or accessprograms@cerrocoso.edu.

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