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The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) at Purchase College, SUNY

Academic Eligibility

Freshman Applicants

Students applying for EOP, must not be admissible according to the college's traditional criteria. EOP candidate's High school averages are 76-84 and their SAT scores are 850-1,000 excluding the writing score. Moreover, candidates must have earned a minimum 450 on the verbal section of the SAT. For those taking the ACT, the composite sore range for EOP eligibility is 18-21.

Transfer Applicants:

Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for consideration. Verification of enrollment in an opportunity program (EOP, HEOP, SEEK, CD) is required for transfer eligibility. Priority is given to EOP students in the State University of New York. 

Income Guidelines

The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission during the 2015-2016 academic year.  To be considered economically disadvantaged, a student must belong to a household that is defined in this table, or the exceptions noted.
The income guidelines do not apply if:

  1. You or your family receive payment from Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Home Relief, Safety Net or Family Day Care through a New York State or County Department of Temporary and Disability Assistance, or Office of Children and Family Assistance;
  2. You live with foster parents who do not provide support for college, and your natural parents provide no such support;
  3. You are a ward of the state or county.

EOP Economic Eligibility Guidelines

Household Size Income
1 $21,978
2 $29,637
3 $37,296
4 $44,955
5 $52,614
6 $60,273
7 $67,951
8 $75,647

* For each additional family member, add $7,696