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Educational Opportunity Center

Whether you are just starting college, planning to return, or ready to earn your high school diploma (GED®/HiSET®), the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) at San Juan College is here to help you!

Receive FREE educational, career, and financial aid counseling! In addition, we will help you enter ANY accredited school or vocational program of your choice! You belong here! 

Educational Opportunity Center Services

Receive assistance applying to the college/university of your choice. Also, if you've taken a break from college and are ready to re-enroll, we're here to help you!  

Access resources and referrals to complete your High School Equivalency (GED®/HiSET®). We'll also help you find financial resources to assist with exam fees.


Receive help submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition, we'll help you search for scholarships and provide information about how to apply for college work-study positions. 


Work with EOC advisors to identify your interests and abilities and match them with potential career pathways. Our team will assist you with the career assessment and narrow down exciting options that best fit you. 

Receive personal and academic counseling and referrals to the many support systems that will help you successfully start college. 

We understand that many factors can impact adult students who are often challenged to juggle jobs, families, and school. From finding your class to navigating the small details about starting college, our team will provide you with the personalized support that is essential to your success. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or eligible non-citizen
  • Age 19 & over or high school senior
  • Express a desire to enroll, re-enroll, or continue in college
  • Express a desire to obtain a GED® or high school equivalency diploma with the purpose of enrolling in college
  • A resident of San Juan County 
    • Priority will be given to: 
      • First-generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year college degree)
      • Low-Income (see Federal TRiO Low-Income Levels Chart)
      • U.S. Veterans, regardless of age, economic status, or educational background
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Next Steps

Submit an application and an EOC staff member will contact you to set up an appointment.

Meet the Staff at the TRIO – Educational Opportunity Center!

Phone: (505) 566-4241

Central Classroom Complex,
Room 1307

M-F  8 a.m - 5 p.m.