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 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
* For each additional family member, add $7,992
The income guidelines do not apply if:
- 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;
- You live with foster parents who do not provide support for college, and your natural parents provide no such support;
- You are 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.