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 76–84. 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. For those submitting SAT scores, the EOP range is 930-1080 and the ACT score range is 17-21.
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.
The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission during the 2023-2024 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 2021 will be used for eligibility. Learn more about the guidelines
EOP Economic Eligibility Guidelines
*For each additional family member, add $8,732
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.
The Merit Access Program (MAP) is similar to EOP in that it admits students who do not academically qualify for traditional admission but also do not qualify for EOP. There is no application for this program. Applicants are selected for candidacy by Admissions counselors who recognize potential in students who are slightly below the college’s academic criteria. MAP candidates have a minimum of an 80 high school average and an otherwise strong application. Selected candidates are invited for a MAP interview.