EOP&S, CARE, and NextUp Office
The Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOP&S) supports historically underrepresented students achieve success. Our staff is available to meet with you to review, update, and discuss your educational goals.
We encourage you to remain in college and provide services so that you can successfully complete your classes every semester. We also push you closer to graduating or completing your degree goals. We ask that you show determination and discipline. You must remain responsible and become an advocate for your goals.
EOP&S students must meet with an EOP&S Counselor three times per semester. You are strongly encouraged to make an appointment for any questions. Appointments usually last thirty minutes, and please come to the office five minutes before your appointment time.
Students participating in the EOP&S, CARE, or NextUp 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.
The Following Info Will Help You Remain Eligible for Services:
August 26th – October 11th 1st CONTACT APPOINTMENT
September 8th Last day to enroll & drop w/o notation on record (full semester)
October 14th – Nov. 27th 2nd CONTACT APPOINTMENT
November 15th Last Day to use your remaining textbook service balance for EOP&S approved Textbooks & Supply Award
November 19th Last day to drop with “W” grade (full semester)
November 27th ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORT (if required) & Consortium Agreements & DSPS Letters Due by 5:00pm (if applies)
Dec. 2nd – Dec. 13th 3rd CONTACT APPOINTMENT OR WALK-IN (If eligible)
Nov. 25th – Nov. 26th Priority Registration, Spring 2020
Nov. 29th All CARE Workshops due
Download the (APR) form that you can use to have a conversation with your instructors and determine what your current grades are. All of your instructors must sign. Fall 2018 APR deadline has passed
CARE students: The CARE sponsored workshops list is available at the EOP&S, CARE, and NextUp counter. You must attend two workshops, and you must sign-up in person. Space is limited for each workshop. For more information call our office.
Math Success Project (MSP) is a unique service that provides tutoring for the students in the MSP selected class. MSP has been a tremendous help for students who are having difficulties in basic math.
Drop-In Tutoring is available for students who need flexible tutoring and do not need to commit a specific time to attend. Drop-in is available for the following courses: math, chemistry, biology, and physics.
One-On-One Tutoring is designed for students who have difficulty understanding the course material in a group setting. It is encouraged to apply during the first week of the semester, as it is first-come-first-served and based on tutor availability. Students with special needs will get priority to receive tutoring hours approved by a counselor.
Name Change: This will help EOP&S keep your files current. Form must be turned in in-person to our office.
Change of Address: EOP&S will mail you information about program updates or additional services. Make sure your address remains current. Form must be turned in in-person to our office.
Petition for Spring 2019: Talk to your EOP&S, CARE, and NextUp counselor to complete this. Petition for Spring 2019 is available now.
EOP&S Petition Form: if you could not complete your EOP&S MRC requirements (three contacts, APR form, completing 9 units, etc.) so that you can obtain services the following semester, you can file a petition, available at our office.
The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) was established in 1969. A California statewide program, EOP&S aims to increase the enrollment of under-represented students on community college campuses affected by educational, economic, and cultural disadvantages.
Dean: Kolleen Ostgaard
Admin. Asst.: Ana Lukawski
Coordinator: Martin Gomez
Contact Person: Kaela Vivian
Phone: (916) 484-8128
Fax: (916) 484-8151
East Entrance Welcome and Support Center Building
Tyrna Brown overcame near death, abuse, homelessness, and despair, but she had the courage to reinvent herself in the ARC CalWORKs Program. Tyrna was able to become a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa at ARC, a club for students with GPAs of 3.5 or higher.
Her journey to success started while attending a department of Human Assistance Job Club session. There, Tyrna heard a representative from ARC give a presentation about college that ignited her hopes for economic stability and personal growth. Once Tyrna enrolled at ARC, she never looked back.
When Tyrna found out that she was eligible for CalWORKs, she was so grateful. According to Tyrna, CalWORKs saved her life and gave her a chance to gain independence and take care of her son.
In the spring of 2012, Tyrna graduated from ARC, overcoming the fact that she had dropped out of high school at 16. Tyrna went on to Sacramento State where she pursued a degree in Counseling. Just before she received her degree from ARC, Tyrna proudly stated, "Now I am about to graduate! I've never graduated from anything, not even high school, and here I am. I can't believe it!”