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EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs and Service) 

EOPS Application:

The Spring 2021 application is closed and will reopen for the Fall 2021 Semester in Late May 2021. 

EOPS/CARE Office Hours:

EOPS/CARE is open Monday-Thursday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, and on Friday from 8:00am - 12:00pm

Contact Us:

To reach EOPS/CARE at College of the Desert, or for more information about the program, please call Kelly Blair at 760-833-4091.


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.

About Us

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.
Note: Not all services are available every semester as they are contingent upon state funding and are subject to change with or without notice.


  • Academic, Career, Personal, and Transfer Counseling
  • Long Term Educational Planning
  • Priority 1 Registration
  • Book Service Each Semester*
  • Cal State and UC Application Fee Waivers  

*Contingent upon state funding and subject to change with or without notice.

Three Steps to Apply for EOPS

  1. Apply for admission to COD.
  2. Qualify for a California Promise Grant (formerly the BOG (Board of Governors) Enrollment Fee Waiver) A or B.
  3. Complete an on-line EOPS application during our open application period.