Plan for Achieving Academic Success (PAAS) – is a program within EOPS for students who are below a 2.0 Cumulative GPA, or if your transcript indicates that there has been a problem with successful course completion, and/or there has been some difficulty in the past with progress either GPA and/or completion and you have been on Academic Probation, Progress Probation or Academic and/or Progress Dismissal.

You will be required to do the following during each semester you are on PAAS

  1.  Attend a PAAS workshop, which will be schedule at the beginning of each semester
  2. Submit one (1) EOPS Progress Report between the 4th and 6th week of the semester from each class you are enrolled
  3. Attend a PAAS Contract which typically is scheduled after Progress Reports are submitted and this is in addition to the three (3) EOPS contracts, and if you are in the CARE program the CARE Contact
  4. You will be required to attend tutoring for every class you are referred to by you instructor

Each is required to stay in good standing with the EOPS program , failure to complete any other the items listed above will forfeit Zero Priority Enrollment and you may be dismissed from the program.


1. What is PAAS?

Plan for Achieving Academic Success – a student has been placed on PAAS if they are below a 2.0 Cumulative GPA, if their transcript  indicated that there has been a problem with successful course completion, and /or there has been some difficulty in the past with progress either GPA and/or completion.

2. How long am I on PAAS?

An EOPS student will remain on PAAS until they demonstrate that they have adopted skills and techniques to be able to be more successful with their educational goals. A student will show this through an improved GPA and course completion.

3. Do I have to earn a 2.0 cumulative GPA before I am off PAAS?

No, however you must clearly demonstrate that you are making steady and upward progress.

4. Do I receive all my EOPS resources if I am on PAAS?

You will receive all of the resource except book assistance – counseling, survival kit, access to the lending library, and workshops will still be received. You will not be eligible for BOOK ASSISTANCE funds until you have completed PAAS and you are no longer on academic probation.

5. What do I have to do while I am on PAAS?

  • You must attend a workshop.
  • You must agree, sign, and follow the EOPS PAAS Contract.
  • You must complete a progress report form.
  • You must participate in tutoring as directed.
  • You must meet and inform you counselor immediately when you begin experiencing difficulty that my impact your progress.

6. What happens if I don't follow the EOPS PAAS Contract?

It depends on what component you did not complete. Failure to submit your Progress Report Form will be grounds for you losing your priority enrollment status. Failure to complete two or more of the stipulations will result in you being dismissed from the program. As of Spring 2014, if you are on Academic and/or Progress Probation 2 or Academic or Progress Dismissal you will lose your Priority Registration and will be given Priority 4 due to new state requirements regardless of EOPS participation.

7. How long can I be on PAAS?

Students who do not demonstrate improvement will continue to be on PAAS. Students who do not earn their way off PAAs after the 3rd semester will be dismissed.