EOPS Intake Session

Spring Intake Session 2015

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EOPS Program

San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Drive Bldg. I4 Room 309

San Diego, CA 92111


Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm and Friday 8:00am-3:00pm

Purpose of On-Line Intake Session:

  • To provide EOPS students the opportunity to complete intake session in a non-classroom setting.
  • To provide EOPS program information for the current semester, including book voucher and grant information.
  • To provide deadline dates for contact completion and progress reports.

Please complete and submit the attached survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/sp2014eopspost It will help us to provide you information towards your educational goals. Once completed, be sure to print and bring to the Intake Session.

  • A Continuing student is defined as a student who has received at least one semester of EOPS services at Mesa College.
  • A New EOPS student is defined as a student who has never received EOPS services.

A reminder that both NEW & CONTINUING STUDENTS must have a current year application on file.

If you are not sure if you have a current application on file please call the EOPS office at 619-388-2706 for clarification.

Be sure to read each section thoroughly as you are required to complete a quiz at the end.

  • Priority Registration! EOPS students can register before most other students. Check our office for dates.
  • Book Vouchers (depending on available funding)
  • EOPS cash grants (depending on available funding)
  • Application fee waivers to CSU's and UC's
  • Emergency Loans ($100.00 max per semester). (Depending on available funding)
  • EOPS Scholarship and Mesa Scholarship assistance
  • Individualized Education Plans and semester by semester long term planning
  • Student Success Workshops
  • CARE program for single parents on CalWORKs
  • Nominations to EOP programs at CSU's

Submit completed Progress Report by March 27, 2015

Make 3 contacts every semester: Contacts consist of one intake session and two counseling appointments by the required deadline of April 24, 2015.

  • Complete 12 units per semester. Less than 12 units requires a petition to be signed by you and your counselor.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Update education plan/ long term plan.
  • Participate in Academic Intervention as required by your counselor.
  • Maintain at least 9 units at Mesa College for grant/book voucher eligibility.

Important information regarding grants: Due to budget cuts to the community colleges and to the EOPS Program, grants may not be available at this time.

  • Complete at least 9 units per semester at Mesa College.
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA in the previous semester.
  • Submit a completed Progress Report by March 27, 2015
  • Complete 3 contacts: 1 intake and 2 counseling by April 24, 2015
  • Recommend that you file a FAFSA application no later than March 2nd of each year.
  • Have an unmet need as determined by Financial Aid.
  • Not have completed more than 70 degree applicable units or received more than 6 semesters of EOPS services.

Due on March 27, 2015:

  • All students are required to turn in a progress report by the designated deadline date each semester. Progress Reports must have signatures of all instructors for each class enrolled in for the semester.
  • Failure to turn in a progress report could affect your eligibility for a grant at the end of the semester.
  • Please click here to view and print your Progress Report.

You will be required to participate in Academic Intervention if your instructor indicates on your progress report that you are "below average" or if you need a tutor. Academic Intervention consists of:

  • Turning in a progress report.
  • If indicated that you are "below average" you will be required to make an appointment to see a counselor.
  • Your counselor will review your progress report with you and determine what strategies need to be implemented in order to improve your current grade. If tutoring is required, you will be given information on accessing STAR, the Tutoring Center, or the Bridging Lab.

To qualify for CARE

  • You must qualify for EOPS
  • You must be single and the head of household
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a current recipient of/or have children receiving CalWORKs
  • Be a parent or legal guardian of a least one child under 14.
  • Be enrolled in at least 9 units at Mesa College

Please click here for more CARE information.

  • Each semester, your assigned counselor will review your progress.
  • If it is noted that you are on Program Probation or Program Disqualification, you will need to make an appointment to see your counselor.

You will be placed on probation by the EOPS Program if the following occurs:

  • Your cumulative GPA and/or previous semester GPA is below a 2.0.
  • You complete less than 9 units.
  • You do not submit your progress report by March 27, 2015.
  • You do not make 3 contacts by April 24, 2015.
  • You do not comply with academic intervention.

You may be DISQUALIFIED from EOPS services for the following:

  • GPA for 2 consecutive semesters falls below a 2.0.
  • Less than 9 units completed for 2 consecutive semesters.
  • Less than 4 contacts completed for 2 consecutive semesters.
  • Failure to submit progress report for 2 consecutive semesters.
  • More than 70 degree applicable units completed or 6 consecutive semesters of EOPS services, which ever comes first

The next step is to complete the Quiz. Please follow these important steps.

  • Print EOPS Quiz (#14).
  • Complete the quiz with name and CSID number on top.
  • Return the completed quiz at one of the intake sessions (#15).
  • When you turn in the quiz at the session, you will receive a book voucher contract to complete if funding is available.

Please print and complete this QUIZ

Bring quiz to one of the intake sessions listed on the next page.

You will need to sign up for one session.

Be sure to bring the Quiz with you to the intake session, as you will not be able to complete the intake session without the quiz!



Failure to call EOPS first to confirm your eligibility will prevent you from participating during the session when you arrive.

You must be officially enrolled in courses for the current semester before attending a session.

You will be required to turn in your Quiz, sign the MRC, and sign the book voucher—if available.

Please call the EOPS office at 619.388.2706 to make your appointment to attend an intake session. Sessions will be offered every 30 minutes. Be sure to attend the session you sign up for. DON’T BE LATE

All Intake Session will be in I4-213

1/13/15: 11a.m., 11:30a.m., 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m.,  2:30p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m.

1/14/15: 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m.,

1/15/15: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m.,

1/20/15: 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

1/23/15: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m.


You must be enrolled for the current semester and schedule an appointment to attend an intake session, turn in the quiz, sign the MRC, and apply for the book voucher(if still available)

Please call the EOPS office at 619.388.2706 to make your appointment to attend an intake session.

NEW Spring Sessions: ALL SESSIONS IN Rm. I4-213

1/14/15:  2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

1/16/15: 9 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m.

1/21/15:  1p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

1/22/15:  10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m.

Book Vouchers are limited and available on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

More detailed information will be available when you meet with an EOPS counselor during Intake Sessions

If found eligible and funds are available, you will be contacted with further instructions.

A reminder that you must meet the minimum requirements indicated on the book voucher contract in order to be eligible.

  • • Did you print the Acknowledgement Receipt for the On-line Survey Money (#2).
  • Did you print the quiz, complete, and sign it?
  • Did you schedule an intake session? Dates and times (#15).
  • Did you print your progress report? You will need it later in the semester.

Once you have turned in your quiz at the intake session, you will receive credit for your First Contact.

After completing this process you will need to complete:

  • Progress Report by March 27, 2015
  • Two additional counseling contacts by April 24, 2015

Please contact the EOPS office at (619) 388-2706 if you have any questions regarding the Intake Session.