Miramar College's EOPS (Educational Opportunity Programs and Services) is a state-funded program of support services which are designed to be in addition to other services offered by the college. These services are specifically designed for students who are economically and educationally disadvantaged. Students that have participated in our program tend to outperform the general student population at Miramar College. They earn higher grade point averages and complete more of the courses they register for.
Eligibility for EOPS:
Students may be eligible for EOPS if the following requirements are satisfied:
- Be a resident of California
- Qualify for a BOGW A or B (Board of Governor's Waiver)
- Be enrolled in a minimum of 12 units
- Have completed fewer than 70 degree applicable units and must not have earned a Bachelor's degree.
Students must also meet one of the following criteria to establish being economically and educationally disadvantaged:
- Score 40 or lower on the reading or writing assessment or 20 on the math
- Have no high school diploma or G. E. D.
- Have graduated from high school with a grade point average below 2.5
- Have enrolled in remedial courses in the past
To apply to EOPS submit the following to the Financial Aid office:
CARE is a program offered through EOPS for single parents who are receiving CalWORKs and who meet other eligibility criteria. The primary goal of the program is to provide single parents additional support to help them attain economic self-sufficiency by earning a two year degree, a certificate of achievement or to transfer to a four year college.
To qualify for CARE services, students must:
Since we provide services to students from many different cultures who speak many languages, our front office staff includes workers from around the world. At any time we may speak Chinese, Farsi, Vietnamese, Spanish, Tagalog, or Russian as well as English. Our counselors also reflect the cultural diversity of our students.
We have a full-time coordinator, a full-time counselor, a full-time student technician and part-time front office workers and counselors. Our full-time staff includes: