Porterville College



Please submit application at the EOPS Office in Student Services AC-126 with a copy of your Summer or Fall Schedule/Bill. If you have any questions regarding EOPS/CARE or the application process, please call the office at (559) 791-2224 or just drop by AC-126. Summer/Fall Application 2017

EOPS Eligibility

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 Waiver A or B
  • 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.
  • Have a zero EFC (expected family contribution)

CARE Eligibility

CARE participants must meet EOPS eligibility, have a child under the age of fourteen at the time of admission, receive CalWorks (formally AFDC), and be a single head of household who is at least 18 years of age.
CARE eligible students may receive assistance through childcare grants, book awards, meal cards, supplies and special interest workshops.

Presentation Request Form


Services 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, program for eligible single parents who receive TANF or CalWORKs benefits


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 insure 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.

CARE is a service provided by EOPS to serve single parents on AFDC/TANF/CalWORKS with a child under the age of 14. Students must also meet EOPS eligibility requirements and provide income verification

EOPS Student Success Stories

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  • EOPS Student

    Alexandria James

    Studio Art

    The Porterville College EOPS program has been a huge help with my journey to graduation!

    EOPS Student

    Gabriel Sifuentes

    Liberal Arts

    The E.O.P.S/CARE Program has really shown their dedication, in guiding students down the right path. Helping those in need, to strive and reach great Heights, I am amazed of how much they truly care for the students here at PC.

    EOPS Student

    Samantha Balderas

    Social Science

    The EOPS program has impacted me in many ways, all positive and very supportive. EOPS really did stand by their name, it was an equal opportunity and helped me reach my education goals, and made sure I stayed on track with each and every one of my classes. It opened my mind and eyes to analyze all opportunities I could take. It's really a wonderful program, from the staff to the benefits. I love it.

  • EOPS Student

    Linnett Cazares Madrigal

    Biological and Physical Science - Nutrition

    My name is Linnett and my major is Nutrition. I started my career at Porterville College because I knew they could help me build a career foundation towards my major. I have been at Porterville College since 2012. I have been in EOPS since Fall 2012.

    As a new student at Porterville College, I was not able to see a counselor right away, and because of that I ended up getting classes I did not need for my major. Which caused me to be at Porterville College for an extra semester. The EOPS Program has helped me whenever I have doubts on what classes I need to take. They have also helped me financially and by lending me books I need.

    The EOPS staff is very friendly and helpful. I thank them for always encouraging me to do my best. EOPS has helped me by giving me tools to better my education, like; scholarships to buy books, lending books, meal cards, workshops, and other useful tools that made it possible for me to continue with my education.

    Some of the achievements that I have accomplished, are that I have been awarded several scholarships. I also made it to the All-California Academic Second Team by the Community College League of California.

    I'm more confident and I know I'm capable of doing amazing things. I'm very thankful for the strong foundation Porterville College has given me to continue my education at a university.

  • EOPS Student

    Joshua  Beer

    Administration of Justice

    My name is Joshua Beer and my major is Administration of Justice. I decided to attend Porterville College because the campus was close. I attended PC for almost 4 years! I have been a part of EOPS for 2 years. Some of the challenges I faced at Porterville College included not receiving priority registration. Getting into the classes I needed was difficult. Some of my achievements include making the Dean’s List and President’s List. The EOPS program helped with both counselors and getting into classes.  My goal for the next 5 years is to work as a CHP officer and to buy my own house. I was just accepted into the CHP academy! (27 weeks) As I look back to my first semester, I realize I can grow a beard faster! I was actually a nursing major so midway through I changed my career goal entirely to pursue becoming a CHP officer.

    As of June 2015, Joshua Beer has successfully graduated from the 27- week cadet-training at the California Highway Patrol (CHP) Academy.

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