Extended Opportunity Programs and Services

Succeeding in college depends on more than just academic support for many students. You may need extra financial help, specialized counseling that addresses your specific challenges and overall guidance to meet your educational and career goals. Chaffey College offers Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) to meet those needs. The state legislature established EOPS in 1969 as a state-funded counseling program for historically underrepresented students to help them achieve their goals. Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2023 semester; apply today!


Mission Statement

EOPS is a community college counseling program that provides "over and above" academic, personal and financial support to qualified community college students whose educational and socioeconomic backgrounds might prevent them from successfully attending college. Services provided are specifically designed for under-represented students and their specific needs with the ultimate goal being completion of a certificate program, an associate degree and/or transfer to a four-year university.

Types of Appointments Available

Students have the option to meet with a counselor in-person (requirements apply), via video, or by telephone. Please read the following important information for each type of appointment.

Expectations for all appointments  

Appointments and interactions with Counselors are intended for educational purposes only. To ensure that we are engaging in a safe, secure and respectful atmosphere with students, a counselor can end any counseling session at their professional discretion if a student is being disrespectful, inappropriate or does not have proper online etiquette for video, phone, in-person or chat sessions.  

Scheduling a Counseling Appointment

Counseling appointments are scheduled in ConexED. If you are a Chaffey College student make sure that you select the Chaffey College Student Icon. If you are not a Chaffey College student, make sure you select the Guest Icon and create a guest account.

When making an appointment be sure to select the correct meeting location desired. For In-person locations there are three locations available: Rancho, Chino, and Fontana campus. Reference chart above for important information for each type of appointment you are scheduling.

Important: Please use your student panther account as mentioned above to sign in when making an appointment via ConexEd (Avoid using your account linked to your personal email).  This will ensure easy check-ins for in-person appointments and that all notes are in one place for you.


EOPS Fall 2023 application flyer Please click on photo to view the flyer larger and learn how to apply for EOPS
  • Academic, career and limited personal counseling, including through Guided Pathways
  • Foster youth specialized counseling services
  • Priority registration
  • Orientation to college classes (Guidance 2)
  • Cultural awareness activities
  • Assistance in purchasing textbooks for classes
  • Book rental option
  • Transportation assistance
  • Supplemental programs for single parents receiving CalWORKs assistance (CARE), foster youth, students who qualify for Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540) and complete the California Dream Act application, and a summer readiness program (SRP) for recent high school graduates.


Eligibility Requirements

Meet all three of the following:


And one (1) of the following:

  • Be a student who has not earned a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a high school grade-point average below 2.5
  • Complete remedial/foundational course work in high school or college
  • Complete English as a Second Language courses (ESL)
  • Be a current or former foster youth
  • Be a first-generation college student (a student whose parents or guardians have not completed a college degree).


How to Apply

screenshot of quick links in the portal

  • Apply on-line by logging onto your My Chaffey portal account at my.chaffey.edu (a Chaffey student ID number is required)
  • Scroll the left sidebar to Tools
  • Locate the EOPS application link under Student Quick Links
  • Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email verifying that your application was successfully submitted. Please save it for your records.
  • It takes eight to twelve weeks to process your application and determine your eligibility
  • You will be notified via your Panther email, or the email Chaffey College has on file, of your application status


Request a Classroom Presentation

Would you like EOPS to provide a presentation to your students? Click here to submit your request and an EOPS representative will reach out to you shortly to confirm details.




909.652.6349 / 909.652.6358



Visit EOPS

Rancho Cucamonga Campus

Michael alexander campus center (macc) - 2nd floor, room 205
Service Hours, July 31 - December 21:
Monday & Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Service Hours:
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
August 26
September 23
October 14
November 4
December 2
Extended Hours:
 August 8, 9, 15, & 16 - 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM 

Chino Campus

5897 college park ave., chino, ca 91710
Chino main instructional building (chmb) - inside the gps center, room 240


*Service Hours:
Monday every other week starting September 4, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

*Hours are subject to change; call ahead of your planned visit to confirm hours

Phone: 909.652.8122

Fontana Campus

16855 Merrill ave., fontana, CA 92335
Ralph m. lewis center, admissions & Records counter
*Service Hours:
Monday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

*Hours are subject to change; call ahead of your planned visit to confirm hours



Holiday Closures:
September 4 Labor Day
November 10 Veterans Day
November 23 - 26 Thanksgiving Break
December 22 - January 1 Winter Break


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