Educational Opportunity Program

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

Admissions Process

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 Art Programs must pass an audition, interview or portfolio review. After the EOP interview, candidates will be assessed for economic eligibility to the program. 

Transfers: See the "Eligibility" link to the left. Before being admitted, transfer candidates must attend an EOP information session. 

Pre-College Orientation Program
All first-time students must attend the EOP pre-freshman summer orientation program in addition to the college's regular two-day summer orientation. The EOP summer program is one week in duration. Its primary focus is to orient the student to EOP and begin to familiarize the student with Purchase College and its various supportive services. For more detail on the summer program, check this link: /Departments/Orientation/2010/eopmap.aspx

Educational Opportunity Program
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10577
Phone: (914)251-6520
Fax: (914)251-6526


Visit the SUNY EOP website for current admission and economic guidelines.