Admission and Assessment
HEOP gives priority in the recruitment and enrollment of applicants whose life patterns are characterized by historical economic deficiency and lack of academic opportunity and/or performance.
Eligibility: According to the New York State Department of Education you must:
- Have been a resident of a New York State for one year preceding your term of entry into HEOP
- Possess a high school diploma or state-approved equivalency diploma (with a composite score not higher than 3100) or its equivalent. The equivalent of a general equivalency diploma is defined as being one of the following:
An Armed Forces Equivalency Diploma, with a minimum score of 410 on each test section
and a minimum composite score of 2250
A level of knowledge and academic ability equal to the level required for entrance to the educational
opportunity program at the institution to which the individual seeks admission.
- Be an educationally disadvantaged student who otherwise would not be accepted as a matriculated student under the institution's normal admissions standards for which application is made.
- Have the potential and motivation for successful completion of college.
- Be economically disadvantaged and meet the New York State Economic Guidelines for HEOP.
- Have been in an approved opportunity program (Applies to transfer students).
Applicants must submit income documentation to the College HEOP Office, stipulated by the New York State Department of Education to determine whether or not their family meets the New York State Economic Guidelines for HEOP.