EOPS Students and Staff

(Extended Opportunity Programs and Services)

EOPS Application:

The EOPS/CARE application for Fall 2024 is open for submissions.  Click on the box on the left for the application.  Applications will be reviewed in late July/early August 2024.


EOPS/CARE Summer Hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fridays: Closed 

Contact Us:

To reach EOPS/CARE at College of the Desert, or for more information about the program, please call Kelly Blair or Gabriel Santiago at 760-773-2539.


EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Services) offers "over and above" support services to students with social, economic, and educational challenges with the goal of increasing access, retention, and transfer.

About Us:

EOPS is a state-funded program at College of the Desert that provides educational support services to eligible students who have historically experienced economic and educational disadvantages.  EOPS assists eligible students in obtaining their educational goals by providing additional support through counseling, tutoring, book service, assistance in transferring to a four-year university, and other services.

Academic Services Provided
  • Academic, Career, Personal, and Transfer Counseling
  • Long Term Educational Planning
  • Priority 1 Registration
  • Book Service Each Semester
    • Contingent upon state funding and subject to change with or without notice.
  • Cal State and UC Application Fee Waivers  

Three Steps to Apply for EOPS

  1. Apply for admission to COD.
  2. Apply and receive a California College Promise Grant A or B (formerly the BOG (Board of Governors) Enrollment Fee Waiver
  3. Complete an on-line EOPS application during our open application period.