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Welcome to EOPS



The Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is a state-funded program designed to provide academic support, financial assistance, and encouragement for eligible low-income and educationally disadvantaged students.

The primary goal of EOPS is to encourage the enrollment, retention, and transfer of students disadvantaged by language, social, economic, and educational barriers, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college.


EOPS Program Eligibility:

EOPS Students

Students must meet all of the following:

  • California resident, AB 540, or an active military service member
  • Enrolled as a full-time student each Fall and Spring semester (12 or more units)
  • Qualify for the California College Promise Grant (CCPG) A or B or C with a zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Have a GPA of 1.5 or higher when applying and a 2.0 semester GPA to remain in the program
  • Have less than 70 degree-applicable units completed at any college or university (students who have completed an associate's or bachelor's degree are not eligible for the program)
  • Be educationally disadvantaged as defined by the State Chancellor's Office (once you apply, staff will verify)



EOPS Program Services:

The services provided to EOPS students are over and above and in addition to services available to all Barstow Community College students. Additional EOPS services include:

  • Priority registration
  • Academic and personal counseling
  • Textbook loaners from the EOPS lending library
  • Book vouchers
  • Educational workshops
  • Transportation assistance
  • Grocery cards
  • Childcare stipends
  • School supplies
  • UC/CSU application fee waivers
  • Honors Society fee waivers
  • Free graduation cap and gown
  • First aid/CPR course fee waiver


How to Apply for EOPS

Create an OpenCCC account first. You will need a real email address. Next, apply and submit your application here OpenCCC. If you already have an OpenCCC account, just login. Check your email after you have applied as you will receive your BCC BNumber and further instructions (check junk mail if you did not receive it).

Complete the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (DACA students). Remember, you want to apply early!

Once you have applied, you will get an email informing you if orientation, placement, and education planning are required. To complete orientation, click here. See a counselor to help select your classes. Watch the video tutorial on how to schedule an appointment with a counselor here. If you have a general question to ask a counselor, you can complete the form here Contact a Counselor.

Register for courses! Review the Schedule of Classes and then register for courses by logging into your MyBCC Portal.  

EOPS/CARE: 12 or more units

NextUp: 9 units or more

CalWORKs: 6 units or more

Complete the online Special Programs & Services (SPS) application using the button below. After submitting your application, a staff member of our Special Programs & Services team will be reaching out to you. 


If you are applying for EOPS, you will need to have the following:

  • Enrolled as a full-time student (12 or more units)
  • Completed your FAFSA and qualify for CCPG A, B, or C with zero EFC
  • Prior college/university transcripts if you attended another institution
  • Below 70 transferable college units from any institution

As CARE is a subprogram to EOPS, you will need to have the following:

  • Complete the CalWORKs Release of Information form to allow program staff to contact the county office on your behalf to receive your Verification of Benefits. 
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If you are applying for NEXTUP, you will need to have the following:

  • Enrolled in at least 9 units or more (students in less than 9 students may be accepted into the program if the intent is to enroll in 9 units in a primary semester)
  • Current or former foster youth (in foster care on or after 13th birthday) or previously in the NEXTUP program at another community college
  • Under the age of 26 at the start of the academic year (July 1st)
  • Provide foster youth documentation:
    • Confirmation of foster youth history by the State Foster Youth Ombudsperson's office via student request. Click link to request form - Verification Request Form 
    • Contact the State Foster Youth Ombudsperson's office at 1-844-846-1602 or via email at (on the subject include: NextUp Verification for Barstow Community College)
    • A letter from your county caseworker containing DOB, age and time in foster care system
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If you are applying for CalWORKs, you will need to have the following:

  • Enrolled as a part-time student (6 or more units)
  • Complete the CalWORKs Release of Information form to allow program staff to contact the county office on your behalf to receive your Verification of Benefits. 

*EOPS/CARE and CalWORKs do not accept summer applications. For Fall and Spring, you must apply by the stated deadline dates.*

Special Programs & Services Application          Release of Information