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*):
|COUNSELING academic, career and personal concerns as they relate to educational goals||EMANCIPATED FOSTER YOUTH: additional services to former foster youth; please call (916)484-8128 or visit the EOP&S office|
|PRIORITY "0" ENROLLMENT to register in classes a week before regular registration||TEXTBOOK ASSISTANCE to purchase books for your major/area of study on your ed. plan|
|SEMESTER NEWSLETTER to keep participants informed||EARLY ALERT for support and retain students in college|
|TUTORING SERVICES in Science courses, math, and the Math Success Project for Fall and Spring semesters through the Student Services Resource Center (SSRC)||TRANSFER SERVICES fee waivers for CSU, UC, Private college applications, field trips to campuses, and application workshops|
|LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION for employment and/or scholarships||AWARDS CEREMONY congratulating students who have completed educational goals/degrees|
|BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS to keep you informed of services||GRADUATION CAP & GOWN fees are paid by the program*|
|SUMMER BRIDGE preparation program for high school graduates enrolling at ARC will no longer be available.||MEMBERSHIP FEE paid for honors society* (PTK Society)|
|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.|
In summary, the purpose of EOP&S/CARE is:
- To encourage the enrollment, retention, and completion/transfer of students who are educationally disadvantaged by language, social, and economic status.
- To facilitate the initial successful completion of goals and objectives in college.
- 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.