Freshman and Transfer EOP Admission Criteria
What is EOP?
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.
EOP IS NOT A FINANCIAL AID OR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
FRESHMAN EOP ADMISSION
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 75.0 cumulative high school average in the following college preparatory program:
- 4 units of English
- 3-4 units of social studies/history
- 3-4 units of mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, and 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 SUNY New Paltz Financial Aid Office for a review of your family financial eligibility for EOP.
*If you are found academically ineligible (your high school average and SAT or ACT score exceed the maximum allowed for EOP at SUNY New Paltz), 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 2018 EOP FRESHMEN CLASS PROFILE
- EOP Class size: 154
- High school average: Middle 50% - 82.0 - 87.6
- SAT (EBRW & M): Middle 50% - 930-1060
- ACT Composite: Middle 50% - 19-22
FRESHMEN FAMILY FINANCIAL ELIGIBILITY
The Office of Financial Aid will make a determination on your financial eligibility for EOP admission.
*If you are found both financially and academically eligible for EOP admission consideration your application will be forwarded to the SUNY 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 TO THE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Use one of these applications:
Please use only ONE application!
WHAT TO SUBMIT WITH YOUR APPLICATION
- Your official high school transcript (We do not accept any 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, even if signed by a school official, scores listed on the SUNY Supplemental Application or listed on the Student Profile of the Common Application).
- Your essay as part of the Common Application or as part of the SUNY Supplemental Application.
- Recommendation from your guidance counselor/college adviser or teacher.
FRESHMEN APPLICATION DUE DATE*
- Fall Admission: April 15
- SUNY New Paltz does not have a Spring EOP freshmen class.
TRANSFER EOP ADMISSION
If you are attending 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 online.
Complete and submit one of the following applications:
TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION
- Send an official transcript from each college you have attend to the SUNY 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.
- Submit an official final copy of your high school transcript (as required by the New York State Education Department).
TRANSFER ADMISSION DUE DATES*
- Fall Admission: May 1
- Fall Admission: Art & Art Education - May 1
- Spring Admission: December 1
- Spring Admission: Art & Art Education - December 1
IMPORTANT NOTES FOR ALL APPLICANTS
*SUNY New Paltz reserves the right to change application due dates without notice to applicants.
*SUNY 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 requirements for EOP, SEEK, or HEOP.
EOP at SUNY New Paltz
We encourage you to take a look at the award winning SUNY New Paltz EOP program online.