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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM
Freshmen 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
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.
EOP FRESHMEN INFORMATION
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 2019 EOP FRESHMEN CLASS PROFILE
EOP Class size: 150
High school average: Middle 50% - 82.0 - 87.0
SAT (EBRW & M): Middle 50% - 940-1040
ACT Composite: Middle 50% - 19-22
The Office of Student Financial Services 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 theSUNY 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.
EOP TRANSFER INFORMATION
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.
EOP TRANSFER ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Minimum of a 2.75 GPA in all your previous college work.
SUNY New Paltz does not have a Spring EOP freshmen class.
TRANSFER ADMISSION DUE DATES*
Fall Admission: May 1
Spring Admission: December 1
*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.
ACCEPTED EOP STUDENTS
Once you have been accepted, you will login to your admission status portal and complete the EOP Commitment Form. Please check the important Enrollment Deadline Dates drop-down menu below.
ENROLLMENT DEADLINE DATES:
Spring Enrollment (Transfer/Readmit students only): December 1
Fall Enrollment: May 1
What will be accomplished at EOP Orientation:
Get to know your new campus, make new friends, meet your EOP Liaisons and Orientation Leader
Meet with your EOP advisor and register for classes