EOP Academic Eligibility
Students applying for EOP, must not be admissible according to the college’s traditional criteria. EOP candidate’s high school averages are 77–84. EOP follows the college’s Test-Optional policy and thus, SAT/ACT score submission is not required for consideration. Students applying from alternative high schools which do not calculate a student’s GPA will be required to submit SAT/ACT scores as a supplement to their transcript.
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. The EOP transfer verification form can be found here. Priority is given to EOP students in the State University of New York.
The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission during the 2020–2021 academic year. To be considered economically disadvantaged, a student must belong to a household that is defined in this table,or the exceptions noted. Tax year 2018 will be used for eligibility. To learn more about the guidelines you can visit: https://www.suny.edu/attend/academics/eop/
EOP Economic Eligibility Guidelines
*For each additional family member, add $8,177
The 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 the 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 case as established by the court;
- The student is a ward of the state or county.
For more information about eligibility for the Merit Access Program, please call our office at (914) 251-6520.