ACE Counselors

Shasta College has many wonderful counselors, but the ACE program has a specific counselor, dedicated to the ACE program: Rebecka Renfer.

Because of the accelerated nature of the program and the structured scheduling, you will work with our ACE counselor as she is the most knowledgeable about the details of the program. T​he ACE Information and Interest/Placement packet will instruct you on how to set up an initial academic counseling session with her.  Contact the ACE Office to make an appointment with Rebecka.

Support programs for first-generation students: EOPS and TRiO/SSS

EOPS: Extended Opportunities Program and Services

  • ​State funded program for students coming from lower income households (must be receiving BOG fee waiver), educationally disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing certificates, non-transfer and transfer Associate degrees
  • A special part of the program, CARE, is for single parents who are receiving TANF (or child receives TANF) ​

TRIO/SSS: Student Support Services

  • Federally funded program for students from lower income households (i.e. BOG) OR are first in their family to attend college OR who have a documented disability
  • Student must be planning to transfer for a Bachelor degree


Applying to EOPS and TRiO/SSS:

  •  Applications for each program can be accessed from their websites
  • Special notes for applications:
    •  EOPS application:
      • Question about Part-time status:  if you are not taking every course in the ACE sequence (because you already had some coursework completed), check the box indicating you will be part time
      • The EOPS application is online and does not include a space for you to indicate that you are an ACE student.  Instead, after submitting your application, follow up with an email to Myriam Kalmogho,, and include the following information:
        • ​Name
        • Shasta College ID
        • The phrase: “I am an ACE student and I just submitted my application for EOPS”
    • ​TRIO/SSS application:
      • ​Indicate you are an ACE student on your application by simply writing “ACE Student” across the top of the application
​​​If you are accepted into either EOPS or TRiO/SSS, you will be asked to review orientation materials and sign a statement saying you understand what is required of being in the program.  There would be two 1-hour evening workshops per semester that you would need to attend; these would work around the ACE classes, and we are looking into the possibility of doing these through a webinar, but they may be in person.  You do not have to apply to either of these programs, but we wanted to make you aware of their availability.​