Direct Connect

EOPS

Learn About Educationally Disadvantaged Community & Support

Explore Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services): is a program that supports the enrollment, retention, graduation, and transfer of students who have been challenged by economic and educational disadvantages.

CARE (Cooperative Agencies & Resources for Education):  is a sister program to EOPS, designed to provide additional resources for current EOPS students who are single parents/head of household, and recipients of CalWORKs/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Guardian Scholars:  supports the academic and personal goals of current and former foster youth attending Santa Monica College. The goal is to support, connect and increase academic awareness and achievement as students embark on their journey within higher education.

Discover EOPS Navigation Guide

Learn about resources and access for EOPS

Discover CARE Navigation Guide

Learn about resources and access for CARE.

Discover Guardian Scholars Navigation Guide

Learn about resources and access for Guardian Scholars

Connect to EOPS/CARE & Guardian Scholars Student Support

EOPS/CARE & Guardian Scholars offers a variety of ways to connect to student services and support.

EOPS/CARE

For questions regarding our application, eligibility, program requirements, you can email EOPS/Care at eopsinfo@smc.edu.

Please make sure to include your full name, SMC ID number, and a phone number to reach you.

Guardian Scholars

For general questions regarding the program and services, please email Guardianscholars@smc.edu.

Please make sure to include your full name, SMC ID number, and a phone number to reach you.

EOPS/CARE Counseling

Connect with an EOPS or CARE Counselor 

EOPS/CARE Counseling

EOPS/CARE Team

Meet the EOPS/CARE & Guardian Scholars Team

Meet the Team

Thrive with EOPS/CARE & Guardian Scholars Navigation Tools

Utilize these tools to successfully navigate EOPS/CARE & Guardian Scholars services and resources.