Apply to EOPS

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Welcome to EOPS! Thank you for choosing to apply for our program.

We are excited you're considering joining the Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) at Santa Monica College. EOPS is dedicated to providing comprehensive support to historically underserved students, empowering them to overcome challenges, excel academically, and create a brighter future. Whether you need academic guidance, financial assistance, or a supportive community, EOPS has your back.

Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity - apply to EOPS today and unlock your full potential! Your educational journey starts here.

Term and EOPS Application Dates






February 13, 2023 - June 13, 2023

Monday, December 5, 2022

Monday, March 17, 2023

FALL 2023

August 28, 2023 - December 19, 2023

June, 1, 2023

October 2, 2023


February 12, 2024 - June 11, 2024

Early December, 2023

Mid-March 2024


Eligiblity Requirements:

  1. Be a resident of California, or qualify for the AB540 exemption waiver.
  2. Apply and receive a California College Promise Grant, Method A, B or C with a Zero EFC (Expected Family Contribution)
  3. Have full-time enrollment ( 12+ units ) at the time of application in a program leading towards a career/technical certificate, associate degree or transfer to a four-year institution.

  4. Have less than 60 associate degree-applicable units from all colleges attended.

  5. Not have earned an AA/AS, BA/BS, or higher degree.
  6. Be educationally disadvantaged through one or more of the following criteria:
  • NOT qualified for enrollment into the minimum level English or Mathematics course that is applicable to the associate degree.

  • NOT a high school graduate nor completed the GED

  • Have a high school GPA below 2.5

  • Been previously enrolled in remedial courses in high school and/or college

  • Be an emancipated foster youth (former foster care youth)

  • Be a first-generation college student

  • Be a non-native English speaker

EOPS Application

Our application for Spring 2023 is now closed. We will reopen our application for the Fall 2023 term in mid-June. For any questions, please email us at

See below for more information regarding eligibility requirements, the application process, and for a direct link to our online application.

How to Apply to EOPS?

Applying is easy! Just follow the steps below to begin your journey with us:
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Apply to SMC

To begin the application process, you will need to create an account or sign in to OpenCCC, fill out the application, and submit. Be sure to read through the instructions carefully to expedite processing. If you completed your application correctly, you will receive a confirmation number and an email with the next steps.

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Apply for Financial Aid

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Complete the EOPS Application

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Check SMC Email for Notifications

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