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Extended Opportunities Programs & Services

Counseling Services Division

About the EOPS Program

COVID-19 EOPS Announcement



EOPS is a state-funded program designed for the orientation, recruitment and retention of California residents who are economically, socially, and educationally disadvantaged. EOPS assists students in reaching their educational goals through academic support and financial assistance.


EOPS, with sensitivity and responsiveness to emergency needs, provides a variety of innovative and traditional support services to eligible EOPS students leading to positive and measurable educational outcomes.

EOPS students are generally characterized as full time, low income, and educationally disadvantaged who possess the potential of achieving a Palomar College certificate, Associate of Arts degree, and/or four year college transfer readiness despite one or more additional challenges inherent with EOPS populations. These additional risk factors include first generation college students, re-entry students, students with disabilities, students whose first language is other than English, ethnic minorities, and/or students who have not experienced significant success in their educational history.


Palomar College EOPS identifies, recruits, supports and educates matriculating, non-traditional students who come to the college environment educationally under-prepared and who may not achieve their fullest academic potential without EOPS intervention


EOPS is located in Building AA-141 (campus map)

Phone: (760) 744-1150  ext. 2449
Fax (760) 761-3507

For general questions, email:

Fall and Spring Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00AM – 12:00 PM
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