EOPS Priority Registration For Spring 2016
Monday, October 12th
IMPORTANT- EOPS STUDENTS
The Fall 2015 Academic Progress Report (APR) is due by 2:00pm on Friday, October 16, 2015. Please read: There is a New Process Turning in Your EOPS APR this semester!!!!!!!!!!!!
EOPS will be conducting Fall 2015 Academic Progress Report (APR) activities starting the week of September 28, 2015 through October 16, 2015. The progress report is an important tool that will give you an indication of your academic status in your courses. It will also help your counselors and your instructors monitor your academic progress, coordinate interventions, and make appropriate referrals (i.e., tutoring) if necessary.
1. If you have unsatisfactory grades (D, F, No Pass (NP) or negative instructor’s comments) in any of your classes, you are required to book and attend an APR appointment with an EOPS Counselor. Remember: You MUST complete your APR before scheduling your APR appointment. Once you have completed the APR form, you must come into the EOPS Office starting on Thursday, September 24, 2015 and show your completed APR to the Appointment desk to schedule your APR Appointment. (Please read the detailed instructions below)
2. If you have all satisfactory grades (A, B, C, Pass (P) or positive instructors’ comments) for all your classes, you are required to meet with an EOPS counselor and we will have the APR Walk-In available starting on Monday, September 28, 2015. Once you complete the APR form, you must come into the EOPS Office to show your completed APR to the Appointment desk. Then, you can choose to see an APR Walk-In Counselor right away or schedule an APR appointment. The APR Walk-In will run on first come first served basis. Remember: The sooner you complete your APR, the less time you will have to wait to see the APR walk- in counselor. (Please read the detailed instructions below)
Remember to BE PROACTIVE: START EARLY – DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY. We want you to be successful; completing the APR is one of the required contacts to comply with the EOPS program.
Please Print out the Attached Form. If you are unable to print the form at home, printed forms are available in the EOPS Office.
On the APR form, fill in the information for each of your classes. Be sure to fill in your name and your student identification number on APR!!! Take it to your instructor or to the course assistant during office hours and ask them to record your progress. Please remember to have them sign it. If there is no grade to assign, have them write a comment and sign it. Kinesiology (KIN) courses count as part of your course schedule and must be included. Remember: Every class on your Student Class Program (Web Schedule Bill) must be on your APR.
If you are taking classes online, please print your current grade report from Blackboard. If no grades have been assigned, please have your instructor email you confirmation of this, then print out the email and attach to the APR.
For students taking classes at Golden West College (GWC) and/or Coastline Community College (CCC), take the APR in and have your professors sign it. However, if you are enrolled in online classes at GWC or CCC, the same online procedures apply. In addition, if you have a class you attend in person, but that teacher has grades available on Blackboard, you may also print this out and attach it to your APR.
· NOTE: Please be respectful of your instructor and fellow students. DO NOT take class time to have your APR completed. Do this before class, after class or during the instructor’s office hours. Also, plan ahead, DO NOT PROCRASTINATE. You are being notified early and should not be completing this EOPS requirement last minute.
Beginning this semester, in order to turn in the APR, every student is required to book and attend an appointment with an EOPS Counselor or APR Walk-In depending on your grades. Remember: You MUST have a completed APR before scheduling your appointment.
REMEMBER: You must book and attend an APR appointment, or see an APR Walk-In Counselor before 2pm on Friday, October 16, 2015.
Students, who do not submit the APR on time, will not be eligible for the Book Service award for Spring 2016 semester.
The EOPS staff looks forward to serving you throughout this semester. Please do not procrastinate until the last day to book an APR appointment as the appointments will not be available.
If you have any questions, please call 714-432-5817, or stop by the EOPS Office.
EOPS Students Now Eligible For CalFresh
The California Department of Social Services has issued All County Letter 15-70, which clarifies that students enrolled in Extended Opportunity Programs and Service (EOPS) qualify for an exemption that makes them eligibile to receive CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps. According to the letter, state policy prohibits students enrolled at least half-time, from receiving food stamps unless they comply with certain eligibility requirements. The ACL clarifies that enrollment in EOPS qualifies an otherwise CalFresh-eligible student for the CalFresh exemption.
This is a positive development for the over 75,000 students enrolled in EOPS in California who attend community college. EOPS assists eligible low-income and educationally disadvantaged students to achieve academic success by offering support services to enhance persistence, retention, graduation and transfer goals. In addition to EOPS, the letter specifies that students enrolled in the Job Training Partnership Act are also qualifies an otherwise CalFresh-eligible student for the CalFresh exemption.