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Niki Dixon Harrison, Acting Director of EOP&S/CARE Office and Foster Youth Programs
Room: L107
Telephone: 626-585-7439

Department Hours

Department Hours
Mon - Thu8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.Location: L107 
Fri8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Location: L107 

Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOP&S) is a state-funded program at Pasadena City College that provides educational and financial support services to eligible students who have historically experienced economic and educational disadvantages. EOP&S assists eligible students in obtaining their educational goal of certificate, degree or transfer by providing additional support through counseling, tutoring, financial assistance,transfer services, career advisement, and other services.  Please click on the Eligibility link for further details on how to apply to the program. 

Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (C.A.R.E.). C.A.R.E. is a state-funded program designed to recruit and assist recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF, formerly known as AFDC) who would like to attend college on a full time basis, achieve their educational goal of certificate, degree or transfer.  To participate, a student must be an EOP&S eligible single parent with at least one child under 14 years of age, and must currently be receiving cash aid through TANF benefits.  Please click on the Eligibility link under the CARE program information for further details on eligibility.

Program Requirements

  1. New Students:  Enroll in and complete 12 units for your first semester in the program, maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete three counseling contacts each fall and spring semester by the deadline.
  2. Continuing Students:  Enroll in 9-12 units each fall and spring semester, maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete three counseling contacts each fall and spring semester by the deadline.
  3. Students enrolled in the Disabled Student Programs are not required to enroll in 12 units; however, must complete three counseling contacts each fall and spring semester by the deadline and maintain a 2.0 GPA.  Current SEC must be submitted each semester.
  4. Effective Fall 2013, failure to complete program requirements for two consecutive semesters will result in disqualification from the program. 
  5. Petition Information:  If you did not meet program requirements due to a special documented circumstance (flood, fire, illness, etc.), you may submit a petition for program reinstatement or program services with documentation included to support your claim.
  6. Petitions will be accepted May 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015 for the spring 2015 term.  Documentation must be submitted with the petition for full consideration. 

Counseling Contact Requirement Information

  • Complete three counseling contacts by the Friday before Finals Week Begins each fall and spring semester.  The spring 2015 deadline is Friday, May 8.
  • This is a requirement to remain eligible for the program (No exceptions). 
  • 1st Contact:  Educational Plan
  • 2nd Contact:  Progress Check
  • 3rd Contact:  Plan for Next Semester
  • We recommend completing one contact per month.  Students cannot complete more than one contact per week.
  • One appointment with the EOP&S Financial Aid Liaison can be counted as a contact. 
  • Please do not procrastinate with making/completing your appointments because there is a high demand for appointments.   
  • DSP&S students with a current SEC are not required to enroll in a certain amount of units; however, they are required to maintain a 2.0 GPA and complete three counseling contacts.

Fall 2015 Priority Registration Information

  • Fall 2015 Priority Registration Date for EOP&S and CARE students is July 2015.
  • All EOP&S and CARE students qualify for priority registration. Classes fill quickly don’t delay, register on your assigned date/time. 
  • New EOP&S students must attend an EOP&S Group Orientation Session in order to qualify for priority registration.  A welcome email was sent to new EOP&S students informing of the requirement, when sessions are held, etc.  If you have further questions please call us. 
  • All students must activate their LancerPoint Account before they can register.  Complete the LancerPoint Activation Steps before priority registration date/time for a smooth registration process.

Summer 2015 Book Voucher Information

  • Book vouchers will be available the week of May 11.  Eligible students will receive an email with further details.   
  • All program requirements must be met to be eligible for the voucher (See Above Program Requirements Section).   
  • Book voucher amounts vary each term. Summer 2015 amount is $200.

Scheduling Appointments

  • Call 626-585-7439 on Fridays beginning at 8:00 a.m. to make an appointment for the following week. 
  • Must speak with a live person to make an appointment.  Appointments cannot be made leaving a voicemail message.