To be eligible for admission to the Educational Opportunity Program you must:
- Be a New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment;
- Qualify as academically disadvantaged according to the guidelines below;
- Qualify as economically disadvantaged according to the EOP Income Guidelines below.
Note: In selecting students for the program, priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Admission is subject to program capacity.
One or more of the following academic criteria must be met before consideration for acceptance into the Educational Opportunity Program:
- High school graduate with a cumulative GPA between a 72 to 86
- GED diploma with a minimum score of 2380
- No previous college experience
The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the 2020-21 academic year. Any subsequent changes to these guidelines will be posted here. In order to be determined economically disadvantaged, a student’s household income must not exceed the amount shown for its size or the student’s circumstances must conform to one of the exceptions indicated.
(including head of household)
|Total Annual Income|
*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,177 for each additional person.
Income guidelines do not apply if:
- The student’s family is the recipient of Family Assistance or Safety Net payments through the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; or through a county Department of Social Services; or Family Day Care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Assistance;
- The student is in foster care as established by the court;
- The student is a ward of the state or county.