EOPS Students and Staff

(Extended Opportunity Programs and Services)

EOPS Application:

The EOPS/CARE application for spring 2022 is now open. Submit an application by completing the form on "Click Here for EOPS Application" on the left-hand side.  

EOPS/CARE is Open (for limited services):

Monday-Thursday, from 8:30am - 5:00pm

Fridays, from 8:30am - 12:00pm

Services offered in-person for Fall 2021: booking appointments, submitting documentation, referrals to campus resources, and answering general questions.

Contact Us:

To reach EOPS/CARE at College of the Desert, or for more information about the program, please call Kelly Blair at 760-773-2539.


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.

Academic Services Provided
  • Academic, Career, Personal, and Transfer Counseling
  • Long Term Educational Planning
  • Priority 1 Registration
  • Book Service Each Semester
    • Contingent upon state funding and subject to change with or without notice.
  • Cal State and UC Application Fee Waivers  

Three Steps to Apply for EOPS

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