EOPS Eligibility



  1. ​Submit a completed EOPS application by the established deadline;
  2. Be enrolled as a full-time student (at least 12 units per semester) at the College of the Sequoias (COS) at the time of admittance;
  3. Be a resident of California for at least one calendar year and one day;
  4. Qualify to receive a Board of Governors Fee Waiver;
  5. Be educationally disadvantaged (meet one or more of the following criteria):
    1. Not qualified at the college of attendance for enrollment into the minimum level English or mathematics course that is applicable to the associate degree;
    2. Not have graduated from high school or obtained the General Education Diploma (G.E.D.);
    3. Graduated from high school with a grade point average below 2.50 on a 4.00 grade point average scale;
    4. Been previously enrolled in remedial education; and Other factors set forth by the College of the Sequoias Community College District.
  6. Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application;
  7. Have not completed more than 40 college units including basic skills and remedial courses;
  8. Provide assessment information (COS English & Mathematics Placement Test); and
  9. Meet the EOPS Income Criterion (changes on a yearly basis):  
EOPS Income Criterion for 2017-2018 Academic Year
​Family Size
2015 Income

 Add $6,240 for each additional family member


Priorities for Acceptance:

  1. Continuing EOPS students with the greatest need;
  2. Continuing EOPS students with the greatest need who are transferring from another EOPS program conducted by a California community college; and
  3. First-time EOPS students with the greatest need.
Last Updated: 8/16/2017 8:30 AM