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:
|January 21st – March 6th||1st Counseling APPOINTMENT|
|February 2nd||Last day to enroll & drop w/o notation on record (full semester)|
|March 9th – April 24th||2nd Counseling APPOINTMENT|
|April 17th||Last Day to use your remaining textbook service balance for
EOP&S approved textbooks & a supply voucher
|April 19th||Last day to drop with “W” grade (full semester)|
|April 20th – April 23rd||Priority Registration|
|April 24th||ACADEMIC PROGRESS REPORT (if required), & Consortium Agreements & DSPS Letters Due by 5:00pm|
|April 27th – May 15th||3rd CONTACT WALK-IN OR Counseling APPOINTMENT|
|May 15th||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. If your classes are online you can print your grades off of Canvas or have your instructor email your progress. Spring 2020 APR deadline is April 24th, 2020.
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.
EOP&S/CARE/NextUp Petition: If you did 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. Talk to your EOP&S/CARE/NextUp counselor to complete this. Spring 2020 petitions are currently not available.
CARE: Workshop Attendance Verification Form is available online. You will bring this your CARE workshop and have the facilator complete it for you. You will then bring the completed form to the EOPS/CARE/NextUp 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
Tanyaluck Chotshirapan is a strong and passionate woman who aspires to be a physical therapy assistant. In 1999, she came to the United States from Thailand at the urging of her siblings to embark on a quest for independence. Despite loving her parents dearly, she was treated as weak because she had been sickly as a child. She realized that if she were ever to be free to make her own decisions, she would have to leave home.
In America, Tanya had a daughter and for a time, suffered from an abusive marriage. Fortunately, after a two-month stay in a domestic violence shelter, she found the courage to leave without turning back.
After leaving her situation, Tanya found the CalWORKs program. Even though she had a business degree from her country, she could not use the degree in America. So, she had to start all over at the age of 40 which would have been unheard of in Thailand.
Since coming to ARC, she has worked on campus, helped other students, and continues to gain skills for the workforce. She looks forward to becoming a physical therapy assistant, which will, in turn, help her support her daughter's dream of attending Stanford University one day.
Tanya will be taking classes in the physical therapy assistant program to feed her nurturing spirit and to achieve her dreams. Tanya is far from the weak woman her parents once perceived her to be. Tanya is absolutely masterful at creating her own happiness. Today, she states without hesitation, "I believe in myself, and I will make it!"