The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a New York State sponsored program designed to assist students who show promise and potential for academic success at the college level yet demonstrate both an academic and historical financial need for assistance in order to attend college.
FRESHMEN ADMISSION VIA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
GENERAL EOP ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- You must be a legal resident of New York State.
- You must attend and graduate from a New York State recognized high school.
- You must be eligible academically AND financially to be reviewed for EOP admission.
FRESHMEN ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
The Office of Undergraduate Admission will make a determination on your academic eligibility for EOP admission.
You must have a minimum of a 78.0 cumulative high school average in a college preparatory program.
A college preparatory program is:
- 4 units of English
- 4 units of Social Studies
- 3-4 units of mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry)
- 3-4 units of science (three units of lab science)
- 2-4 units of a language other than English
ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY DECISION
If you are found academically eligible, your application will be forwarded to the EOP Office for a final admission decision.
If you are found academically ineligible (your high school average and SAT or ACT score exceed the maximum allowed for EOP), you will be notified by the Office of Undergraduate Admission and your application will be reviewed under the admission criteria for General Freshman Admission.
FALL 2014 EOP FRESHMEN CLASS PROFILE
- EOP Class size: 123
- High school average: Middle 50% - 82.5 - 89.3
- SAT (Critical Reading & Mathematics): Middle 50% - 850 - 980
- ACT Composite: Middle 50% - 17 - 21
FRESHMEN FAMILY FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT
The Office of Financial Aid will make a determination on your financial eligibility for EOP admission.
- The most recent financial eligibility guidelines can be found online HERE.
- Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Submit your completed New Paltz EOP Family & Financial Questionnaire to the New Paltz EOP Office.
FAMILY FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY DECISION
If you are found both financially and academically eligible for EOP admission consideration your application will be forwarded to the New Paltz EOP Office for a final admission decision.
If you are found financially ineligible (your family income and assets exceed the allowed income/assets level your application will be removed from EOP consideration. Your application will be reviewed under the criteria for General Freshman Admission by the Office of Undergraduate Admission.
APPLY VIA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Complete and submit either the:
Please use only ONE application!
WHAT TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION
- Your official high school transcript (We do not accept the SUNY SOAR or any other self-reported high school transcript).
- Your official SAT or ACT scores (We do not accept scores hand written on high school transcripts, student copy score reports, scores listed on the SUNY Supplemental Application or SUNY SOAR, or listed on the Student Profile of the Common Application).
- Your personal essay.
- Recommendation from your guidance counselor/college advisor or teacher.
Your transcript, your test scores, your essay, and the recommendations from your guidance counselor/college advisor or teacher can be uploaded with your SUNY application or with your Common Application. Ask your guidance counselor/college advisor to do this when you apply online.
FRESHMEN APPLICATION DUE DATE
- Fall Admission: May 1
- SUNY New Paltz does not have a spring EOP freshmen class.
SUNY New Paltz reserves the right to change the application due date without notice.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION!
New Paltz Admissions, EOP, and Financial Aid use email as our official method of communication. In order to assure that you receive all communications related to your application, please make sure the e-mail address that you provided on your application is correct. Please add SUNY New Paltz to your address book to avoid e-mails from newpaltz.edu being sent to spam folders.
TRANSFER ADMISSION VIA EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
If you are or have attended another college and have been enrolled in an EOP, HEOP, or SEEK program and are a New York State resident, you may apply for EOP transfer admission.
GENERAL TRANSFER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- Minimum of a 2.75 GPA in all your previous college work.
- Specific requirements for your major as noted in www.newpaltz.edu/admissions/transfer.html.
Complete and submit the:
TO COMPLETE OUR APPLICATION
- Send an official transcript from each college you have attend to the New Paltz Office of Undergraduate Admission.
- Submit an official copy of your high school transcript to verify your New York State residency.
- Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Send in the New Paltz EOP Transfer Verification Form, which must be completed by the most recent college you have attended.
TRANSFER ADMISSION DUE DATES
- Fall Admission - May 1
- Fall Admission: Art & Art Education - March 15
- Spring Admission - December 1
- Spring Admission: Art & Art Education - October 15
SUNY New Paltz reserves the right to change application due dates without notice.
IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION!
New Paltz Admissions, EOP, and Financial Aid use e-mail as our official method of communication. In order to assure that you receive all communications related to your application, please make sure the e-mail address that you provided on your application is correct. Please add SUNY New Paltz to your address book to avoid e-mails from newpaltz.edu being sent to spam folders.
*These requirements are for SUNY New Paltz only. Other SUNY, CUNY, and New York independent colleges will have different reqirements for EOP, SEEK, or HEOP.
We encourage you to take a look at the award winning New Paltz EOP program online.