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Extended Opportunity Programs and Services
Welcome to LASC’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services office!
We are so glad you are here! Our goal is to help everyone who wants to have access to quality education with the resources needed to succeed. Whether you want to learn skills for a specific trade or study an academic pathway, we can help you find educational and financial services so you can follow your dreams for your future.
Please note: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all academic counseling at LASC will use Cranium Cafe, a meeting and collaboration platform designed specifically for student support.Once on the ConexED page, students and faculty should use the "Login with Canvas" button. Staff should use the "Guest Registration" button
- Students can access Cranium Cafe by clicking the online counseling button on each department's web page or the counseling and live chat button on the homepage of the student portal. Students need to create an account, sign in, and can then begin chatting with counselors.
- Counselors will be available on Cranium Cafe during their typical hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 1 pm. Fridays. Students will be able to meet with a counselor from any special programs they belong to or a general counselor of their choice. Students are strongly recommended to meet with counselors from their special programs.
- Although counselors will be able to perform most functions remotely, there may be slight delays in completing some tasks such as document requests from other colleges. Please be patient. LASC Counselors are here to answer your questions and help you plan for academic success this Spring Semester and beyond.
LASC’s EOPS office helps those who could use extra support because of barriers with language, learning, social needs, and/or finances. And, if you qualify for EOPS, we have additional services you can apply for if you take care of young children, and if you were or are currently a foster youth.
EOPS Eligibility Requirements
- You must qualify for the California Promise Grant (formerly known as the Board of Governors’ Grant/BOGG)
- You have California residency or qualify for AB540.
- You have NOT finished English 101 and Math 125.
- You have NOT finished 70 degree-applicable units.
- You do NOT have an associate degree from any college or university (Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, bachelor’s degree, etc.).
If you meet our eligibility requirements, see if you meet our Program Requirements.
EOPS Program Requirements
- You must be a full-time student enrolled in 12 units, unless:
- You are a DSPS student (Disabled Student Programs & Services).
- If you are a DSPS student, you will need to bring us a verification letter from DSPS.
- You have NOT completed 70 degree-applicable units or more at any college or university.
- Degree-applicable units are units that are required for the degree, certificate, or program of study you have chosen to complete.
- You have ONE of the following educational needs:
- You have NOT graduated high school.
- You have NOT passed the California Proficiency Exam nor have you received a GED.
- You are a high school graduate and received a GPA (grade-point average) below 2.5.
- You are a current or former Foster Youth.
- You are a first-generation college student. This means your parents didn’t go to college, OR they may have taken college classes but they did not graduate from college.
- English is not your first language.
If you meet these requirements, please complete the EOPS Application, and make sure to click the ‘Submit Form’ button at the bottom of the application after answering all of the required questions that have a red asterisk (*) next to them.
EOPS Benefits & Services
As an EOPS student, you will get to enroll in your classes earlier than students who do not have Priority Registration, increasing your chances of getting into the classes you want when you want.
Textbooks can be expensive, so the EOPS book voucher can be used at LASC’s bookstore towards buying or renting books and buy other supplies you will need for your classes.
To continue helping with the cost of books, EOPS has book grants that are just for EOPS students.
You will have access to our incredible EOPS counselors who can talk with you about career possibilities and recommend careers that match your interests and skills. They will help you arrange your class schedule and create an education plan. And, let them know how your classes are going so they can help you be successful. They are your resource! So, feel free to talk with them about life, school, work, or whatever is on your mind.
Work one-on-one with tutors to build your confidence, get tips to use in your classes, learn strategies to study better, get help breaking down tough problems, and much more so you can do your best.
We can help you transfer to a four-year college or university. We’ll help you find colleges that fit your transfer needs. We also have transfer agreements with many colleges and universities that guarantee your admittance, and we can work with them to help you have a smooth transition.