The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Purchase College provides the opportunity for a college education for students who have not reached their full academic potential because of limited financial resources and inadequate academic preparation. EOP at Purchase has a committed, dedicated staff who are eager to assist students succeed.
First-year students: Admission to the Educational Opportunity Program is not based solely on traditional admission criteria. If the candidate is academically eligible and demonstrates strong motivation for a college education, he or she will be interviewed by a member of the EOP staff. In addition, applicants to the conservatory programs must pass an audition, interview, or portfolio review. After the EOP interview, candidates will be assessed for economic eligibility to the program.
Transfer students: See the “Eligibility” link to the left. Before being admitted, transfer candidates must attend an EOP information session.
Precollege Orientation Program
All first-time students must attend the EOP pre-freshman summer orientation program in addition to the college’s regular summer orientation. The EOP summer program is one week in duration. Its primary focus is to orient the student to EOP and begin to formally introduce the student to Purchase College and its various supportive services. For more detail on the summer program, visit our Orientation site and click on the EOP/MAP tab.
Visit the SUNY EOP website for current admission and economic guidelines.