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
Georges Rizk was born in Lebanon during a time of war, and from an early age, Georges was exposed to the devastation that war brings. When Georges was only 14, he had to care for his ailing mother and younger siblings while his father worked tirelessly to support the family.
After his mother died, Georges and his family migrated to the United States. Georges remains positive and upbeat, and he is grateful for his job and the CalWORKs program at ARC. CalWORKs helped Georges when he returned to school to update his skills. Despite having a degree from his former country and years of banking experience, Georges decided to advance his career with an accounting degree from ARC so he can provide a better life for his family.