Policies and Forms


  • Students must meet eligibility criteria as defined by Title 5 and the Chancellor's Office Guidelines
  • For the purposes of qualifying a student as a member of an "underrepresented minority defined district/college student equity goals", EOPS defines this as any student who identifies as any ethnicity other than 'White' or as LGBTQ
  • 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
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 units in order to be eligible for an EOPS book grant; any exceptions must be approved by the Director

EOPS Provisional, Dismissal and Reinstatement Status

  • Students who fail to maintain eligibility automatically go on Provisional Status the following semester. Students must achieve a GPA of 2.0 or higher and complete 3 counseling appointments during their Provisional Status semester in order to return to good standing in the program.
  • Students who fail to maintain eligibility during their Provisional Status semester must complete an EOPS Success Plan with their counselor in order to continue in the program. Students who must complete a Success Plan must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and complete three counseling appointments, in addition to anything outlined in their Success Plan.
  • Students who fail to meet their program obligations and/or the goals outlined in their EOPS Success Plan are not eligible to continue in the program the following semester. Students must wait one semester and reapply in order to be considered for acceptance back into the program.
  • Students may be allowed to remain on Provisional Status for more than one semester and/or complete an EOPS Success Plan more than one time if the circumstances regarding the failure to meet program standards are medical or catastrophic in nature. The Director will make the final determination for 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 or third mandatory appointment, however two counseling appointments must be with an EOPS counselor
  • 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 who 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. Students must 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.