Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOPS) and CARE Programs

Hours & Services

All Merced College facilities are closed until further notice. Student services are available remotely.

Counseling Appointments

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020.  Due to COVID-19, all in-perons counseling appointments have been moved to phone or Zoom. 

Phone Counseling 

Counselors are also available for phone appointments. The full service phone appointment allows students to connect with a counselor by phone.

 You may make an appointment with a counselor by calling the EOPS Office. To contact EOPS at the Merced Campus call (209) 386-6693.  Please be sure to leave a message stating your name and Merced College ID number.

Zoom Counseling 

Zoom Counseling is a web-based service utilizing webcam and audio. The full service online appointment allows students to connect with a counselor through Zoom icon located on your Merced College Portal.

 You must first make an appointment with a counselor by calling the EOPS Office. To contact EOPS at the Merced Campus call (209) 386-6693.

Mission

The primary goal of Merced College EOPS is to encourage the enrollment, retention and transfer of students challenged by language, social, economic and educational disadvantages, and to facilitate the successful completion of their goals and objectives in college. EOPS offers academic and support counseling, financial aid and other support services.   

Video: EOPS Services

EOPS Services

  • Academic, Career, and Transfer Counseling
  • CARE
  • Enrollment Assistance
  • Textbook Assistant
  • EOPS Grants
  • Priority Registration
  • Transfer Assistance
  • Textbook Lending Library

CARE Program

The CARE program is an additional service provided through the EOPS program to assist the single parent students that have a child that receives TANF. The additional services to CARE eligible
students include CARE orientation and workshops, CARE grants, meal cards, gas cards, parking permits, and bus passes.

To determine eligibility for EOPS/CARE, contact the EOPS office at (209) 386-6693. for more information.