Policies and Forms


  • Students must meet eligibility criteria as defined by Title 5 and the Chancellor's Office Guidelines
  • Students attending multiple colleges must be attending College of Marin as their primary campus, in order to be eligible for the program

Maintaining Eligibility

  • Complete a minimum of 3 counseling appointments each semester
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) each semester
  • Have an updated student education plan (SEP) on file through the upcoming semester
  • Completed no more than 70 units of degree applicable coursework in any combination of post-secondary higher education institutions
  • Students will become ineligible for the program if they receive all non-progress grades in a semester (I, W, NP)

Appeal Process

  • Students who fail to maintain eligibility for the program have the right to appeal by completing the Appeal Form and turning this form into the EOPS Director prior to or by the deadline date.
  • Note that a student may only appeal one time per eligibility factor. In other words, if a student’s GPA is below 2.0 in the fall semester and they submit an appeal that is accepted, they would not be able to appeal again if their GPA were below 2.0 in the following spring semester.
  • Students may be allowed to appeal more than one time if the circumstances regarding the failure to meet the program standards are medical or catastrophic.  The Director will make the final determination for appeal eligibility.

Three Mandatory Counseling Appointments

  • First appointment must be with an EOPS or SAS counselor only
  • Mandatory counseling appointments can occur within a reasonable amount of time either before or after the semester. However, appointments from the previous semester cannot be counted towards the requirement for the current semester
  • Meetings with paraprofessional staff (EOPS Specialist, Coordinator, or Director) can count towards your second mandatory appointment.  A counseling appointment with an SAS counselor can also be counted towards one of the three mandatory appointments. However, appointments with any other counselors will not count towards this requirement
  • Students who miss two appointments in a semester without notifying the office in advance of cancellation, will only be allowed to make same day appointments

Attendance at another College

  • New EOPS students who have attended any other institute of higher education before coming to College of Marin must notify EOPS staff at the time of orientation and provide unofficial transcripts before acceptance into the program. 
  • An official transcript is required prior to the end of the first semester in the program
  • Students who attended a foreign institution who are unable to get their transcripts for legitimate reasons, are eligible for EOPS if they meet the other eligibility criteria

Failure to disclose attendance at another institute of higher education will result in immediate and permanent disqualification from the EOPS program at College of Marin.

EOPS Lending Library

Students that borrow books from the EOPS Lending Library must complete and sign the EOPS Text Book Lending Agreement.  By signing the agreement, students are agreeing to return the book to the library by the last day of finals week of the current semester and will reimburse the EOPS program for the full amount needed to replace the book, should the book fail to be returned or is returned in poor condition.