Porterville College



Apply to EOPS

EOPS will be accepting applications for Summer & Fall 2023 starting March 29th.

If you have any questions, please contact EOPS/CARE/NextUp staff at 559-791-2357 for Sariena Barton or 559-791-3661 for Liliana Becerril or eopscare@portervillecollege.edu.

Watch the EOPS 50th Anniversary Video Below:

EOPS On-Campus Office Hours

Mon  8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tue  8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Wed   8:00 am - 6:30 pm
Thu 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

EOPS Virtual Office Hours

Mon  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed   7:30 am - 11:00 am
Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Fri Closed

EOPS Virtual Lobby

In our Virtual Office, staff can help with: questions, scheduling appointments, paperwork, and other services!

Click on each linked section to view expanded information about each topic.

EOPS provides services to students who are educationally and economically disadvantaged. The program is funded through the State of California and the local community college district.
To be eligible for the program, a student must:
  • be a resident of California
  • be a full time student (12 credits) at Porterville College
  • qualify for the Board of Governors Grant A, B, or C with a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC), or Board of Governors Grant D “Homeless Youth”
  • be educationally disadvantaged as determined by state regulations
  • not have completed more than 40 credits of college level course work
  • be working toward a certificate or degree
  • be making satisfactory academic progress with an Educational Study Plan on file.
NextUp is a supplemental component of EOPS. The purpose of NextUp is to strengthen and support the higher education success, health, and well-being of current and former foster youth who are enrolled in California’s community colleges.
To be eligible for the program, a student must:
  • Be served by EOPS
  • Be under the age of 26
  • Be a current or former foster youth whose dependency/wardship was established or continued by the court on or after their 13th birthday
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 units

New EOPS Orientation Dates

Orientation is by invitation only. For more information, call (559) 791-2224.

Important EOPS Dates


  • 16th - Martin Luther King Holiday – campus closed
  • 27th - Last day to drop semester-length courses and receive a refund
  • 29th - Last day to add a semester-length course (does not apply to late-start classes)
  • 29th - Last day to drop a semester-length course and not appear on transcripts


  • 13th - Progress reports are sent to instructors
  • 17th - Lincoln Holiday – Campus closed
  • 20th - Washington Holiday – Campus closed
  • 21st - Progress reports due
  • 23rd - Degree Evaluation due to Admissions & Records for Summer/Fall 2023 graduation
  • 24th - Deadline for EOPS 1st appointments


  • 2nd – Priority deadline for FAFSA 2023-2024 applications
  • 6th – Meal Grant disbursement*
  • 13th – Complete the Update Form for Summer and/or Fall 2023
  • 13th – 18th Spring Break – No classes but offices on campus remain open
  • 24th – Last day to drop a semester-length course and receive “W” on transcripts (Cannot drop courses after this date unless special circumstances/emergencies)
  • 29th – Priority Registration begins for Summer and Fall 2023 for continuing students


  • 7th – Deadline for EOPS 2nd appointments
  • 12th – Open Registration begins for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023 for returning and new students


  • 6th – 12th Finals Week
  • 12th – Deadline for EOPS 3rd appointment
  • 12th – Graduation/Commencement

*Meal grant disbursement requires 1st appointment to be completed and will be notified via email if awarded

Students who participate in EOPS receive the personalized support and services listed below:

  • Priority Registration
  • Counseling
  • Book Vouchers, as funding permits
  • Meal Ticket, as funding permits
  • Grants, as funding permits
  • Tutoring
  • Student Educational Planning
  • Cap & Gown, as funding permits
  • Phi Theta Kappa Membership Fees, as funding permits
  • UC/CSU Application Fee Waivers Workshops
  • CARE, a program for eligible single parents who receive TANF or CalWORKs benefits
  • Food Pantry

Download EOPS CARE Roadmap to Success


Download Nextup Roadmap to Success


Watch our EOPS/CARE playlist below:

The Extended Opportunity Program & Services is designed for educationally and economically disadvantaged students. The program is funded by the State of California and local community college districts. EOPS is the result of Assembly Bill 164, passed by the California Legislature in 1969. The enactment of this statewide program enabled community colleges to reach out and ensure success for students that otherwise would not be able to attend college or complete a college education.

The primary concern of the EOPS program at Porterville College is to provide encouragement to students with academic, social, and economic disadvantages and to facilitate their success while attending PC.