Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)



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EOPS Program and Services

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.

How To Contact Us!

The EOPS/CARE Office is currently assisting students remotely, while SMC campuses are closed for in-person services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times. Below you will find information on the different ways to connect with our EOPS Program Staff and Counselors. 

EOPS/CARE Office Contact & Location

Contact Us

Student Services Center (SSC) 238: Map
1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628
Phone: 310-434-4268

Virtual Office Hours

Monday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

*Office hours subject to change