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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)



Fall 2017 EOPS Important Information

EOPS appointments can fill up quickly, so plan to schedule and complete your contacts early! The highest demand time periods are the beginning of the semester, the end of the first contact period, and the end of the semester. Appointments can be scheduled up to two weeks in advance.


August 14 — October 27
(Anytime between these dates)
•Create and/or update your EOPS student educational plan (EOPS ed plan).
•Bring current class schedule and grades.
•Bring a pencil and pen to write with.
•Must bring EOPS ed plan to get credit!
•Must be completed with an EOPS Counselor!


Throughout the Semester
(At least 2 weeks after 1st contact & 2 weeks before your 3rd contact)
Mid-semester (midterm) progress check.
•Bring a pencil and pen to write with.
•May be completed with an EOPS Counselor, EOPS Peer Advisor or a Special Programs Counselor (2nd contact form required)
•Students utilizing this option must submit a “2nd contact verification form” to the EOPS Office by the end of the semester (December 16), preferably earlier. Forms are available in the EOPS Office.
•Approved Special Programs:

Athletics CalWORKs DSPS
Go Project Honors Guardian Scholars
PUENTE Veterans


October 30 — December 22
(Anytime between these dates)
End of the semester planning, class enrollment for next terms, educational goal and Financial Aid check-ups.
•Bring a pencil and pen to write with.
•Must bring EOPS ed plan to get credit!
•Must be completed

Appointment Scheduling

•Contacts may be scheduled up to two weeks in advance by calling or visiting the EOPS Office. Example: appointments for the week of August 14th may be scheduled starting Monday, July 31st
•Early Monday morning is the best time to try to schedule an appointment (unless it is a holiday or Flex day).
•Contacts need to take place within their specified time frames, and each must be at least 2 weeks apart.
•Appointments are provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
•Children cannot be brought to a counseling appointment.
•Plan ahead! Do not wait until the last minute to schedule your appointments!

Appointment Check-in

•Check-in at the EOPS office no more than 15 minutes early.
•Once checked-in, make sure to wait in the EOPS Office waiting area.
•Notify the front desk if it is 5 minutes past your scheduled appointment start time and your counselor has not come to out get you for the appointment—as long as you have checked in for your appointment on time.

Appointment Preparation

•Always bring your EOPS ed plan! Make a back-up copy (or scan or take a picture of it and email it to yourself) in case you lose the original.
•Bring a pencil and pen to write with, along with any questions you might have.
•Do not bring children with you to the counseling appointment, or you will have to reschedule.

Appointment “No Show” Policy

•If you cancel your EOPS counseling appointment less than 48 hours in advance, you are a “No Show.”
•If you are not in the office waiting area when your counselor comes out, you are a “No Show.”
•If you do not show up for your EOPS counseling appointment, you are a “No Show.”
•If you check in for your EOPS counseling appointment more than 10 minutes late, you are a “No Show.”
•If you have 2 “No Shows” in the semester, you cannot schedule additional appointments for the semester.

Study Skills Course

Couns 49 or Learn 11 must to be completed by the end of your second semester of participation in the EOPS program. EOPS provides free textbooks for these courses to enrolled EOPS students.

Priority Enrollment: It Has To Be Earned

Beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year, students must meet the requirements listed below to receive priority enrollment. Students who do not meet these requirements will not be able to register until the open enrollment period, which is typically two weeks after priority enrollment starts. Only students classified with the college as a current or former Foster Youth are exempt from these requirements.
Requirements for students admitted to LBCC for Fall 2014 or later:
•LBCC Assessment Tests completed (unless waived by the Assessment Office)
•LBCC Orientation completed (through the Assessment Office, online or in person)
•LBCC Electronic Educational Plan completed (in the Viking Student System)
•Must declare a major before completing 15 units at LBCC
Requirements for all students, regardless of when admitted to LBCC:
•Cannot be on second term of probation in a row, or more, at LBCC (for having lower than a 2.0 GPA or less than a.50 course completion rate)
•Must have less than 100 units completed at LBCC
Appeals – Students who fall under the following categories can appeal for priority enrollment:
•Students with extenuating circumstances, such as a verified illness, accident or circumstance beyond their control
•Students going into their final semester at Long Beach City College
•Students who have made significant academic and/or completion improvement to bring them off all probation(s)
•Students who have a verified disability and applied for DSPS services before the priority registration deadline
The “Enrollment Priority Appeal” form is available at the Admissions & Records Office.

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