The EOPS/CARE office is open for in-person inquiries, booking appointments and submitting documentation. Students can also request to book an in-person appointment with a counselor on select dates (otherwise, students will still have the option to make appointments via telephone or zoom for Fall 2022). For any questions or information, please call us at: 760-773-2539
Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fridays: 8:30am - 12:00pm
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.
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.