EOP 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 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. 

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. The EOP transfer verification form can be found here. 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 2019–2020 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 2017 will be used for eligibility. 

EOP Economic Eligibility Guidelines

Household Size  Income 
1 $22,459
2 $30,451
3 $38,443
4 $46,435
5 $54,427
6 $62,419
7 $70,411
8 $78,403*

* For each additional family member, add $7,992