​In an effort to limit the spread of the virus, starting Monday, March 16, the EOPS/CARE Office is closed to the public. All appointments are conducted by phone. Your EOPS/CARE counselor will call you during your designated appointment day and time. Make sure to update your contact phone number in Corsair Connect and you are available to answer your counselor's phone call during your appointment time.


For questions regarding our application, eligibility, program requirements, You can email us at EOPSINFO@SMC.EDU. Please make sure to include your Full Name, SMC ID Number, and a Contact Phone Number to reach you.

Book Your Appointment

For Continuing EOPS Students, We are currently taking EOPS counseling appointment requests via email. Email us at EOPSAPPOINTMENT@SMC.EDU, to book your next counseling appointment. In your email please make sure to include the information below.

  • Full Name
  • SMC ID Number
  • Telephone Number
  • EOPS Counselor
  • Days/Times You Are Available

About the Program

Extended Opportunity Program & Services (EOPS) at Santa Monica College is a program that supports the enrollment, retention, graduation and transfer of students who are challenged by economic and educational disadvantages.​

As a comprehensive state-funded program, EOPS is driven by a philosophy of providing services that are “over, above and in addition to” services available to all SMC students. To increase the access, retention and goal completion of participants, EOPS provides the following services:

  • Academic, career, personal and transfer counseling

  • Priority registration

  • Supplemental textbook assistance

  • Educational, transfer and career development workshops

  • One-on-one tutoring

  • Educational and cultural activities

  • College field trips

  • Application fee waivers to four-year institutions

  • And much more! 

​Other support programs available include Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), CalWORKs, Guardian Scholars and DREAM Program. Information on these programs can be found at the links on the left.

EOPS Contact & Location

Student Services Center (SSC)​ 238: PDF FileMap​​​
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
Phone: (310) 434-4268
Fax: (310) 434-3684​

​​Office ​Hours

Monda​y: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Tuesday: ​8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Wednesday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Thursday:8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday:8 a.m. - 1 p.m.​