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Program Services

The EOP&S/CARE program services are designed to encourage and promote educational success in college. Most community college students have busy lives and many demands. EOP&S/CARE is designed to help students persevere and continue their education-- we want to see more college students finish their educational goals. The following services are offered to active EOP&S students (contingent upon funding*):

My test image COUNSELING academic, career and personal concerns as they relate to educational goals My test image EMANCIPATED FOSTER YOUTH: additional services to former foster youth; please call (916)484-8128 or visit the EOP&S office
My test image PRIORITY "0" ENROLLMENT to register in classes a week before regular registration My test image TEXTBOOK ASSISTANCE to purchase books for your major/area of study on your ed. plan
My test image SEMESTER NEWSLETTER to keep participants informed My test image EARLY ALERT for support and retain students in college
My test image TUTORING SERVICES in Science courses, math, and the Math Success Project for Fall and Spring semesters through the Student Services Resource Center (SSRC) My test image TRANSFER SERVICES fee waivers for CSU, UC, Private college applications, field trips to campuses, and application workshops
My test image LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION for employment and/or scholarships My test image AWARDS CEREMONY congratulating students who have completed educational goals/degrees
My test image BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS to keep you informed of services My test image GRADUATION CAP & GOWN fees are paid by the program*
My test image SUMMER BRIDGE preparation program for high school graduates enrolling at ARC will no longer be available. My test image MEMBERSHIP FEE paid for honors society* (PTK Society)
My test image EOP&S Student Workshops offered monthly.  Learn about study skills, money management, career exploration and more by attending these presentations.  If you have ideas for a workshop, please let us know. Ask EOP&S/CARE counselor/staff for more information about the life skills workshops.

*Services are contingent upon available funding.


NOTE: American River College student enrollment is expected to grow for SPRING 2018 semester.  The EOP&S program encourages you to not delay in enrollment.  Enroll in your courses early and avoid waitlist enrollment. 

Retention is an important factor for college students with academic potential who, historically, would have not attended college. The purpose of these programs is to provide opportunities that are "above, beyond, and in addition" to similar services offered at higher education institutions. Grad Hat-image test

In summary, the purpose of EOP&S/CARE is:

  1. To encourage the enrollment, retention, and completion/transfer of students who are educationally disadvantaged by language, social, and economic status.
  2. To facilitate the initial successful completion of goals and objectives in college.
  3. To provide services which are above, beyond, and in addition to those provided to the general college population.

Students participating in the EOP&S/CARE program at ARC must meet program requirements in order to remain eligible for all services provided. Visit our website often and do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.