SUNY WEOC College Prep Program
The SUNY Westchester Educational Opportunity Center (WEOC) College Prep Program is a tuition free program designed for students who are interested in attending college and would like assistance in preparing academically and otherwise for the college experience. Emphasis is placed on reading, writing and math skills, preparation for placement exams, and overall college readiness. In addition to classroom instruction, College Prep students also receive services through WEOC’s College Connections Initiative including weekly workshops to develop and re-evaluate college and career plans and to develop note-taking, time management, study and test-taking skills, and college tours. Students are also provided with assistance in completing college enrollment and financial aid applications, and more.
To be considered for enrollment in the SUNY WEOC College Prep Program, applicants referred by the Westchester Community College Admissions Office still must meet the income, residency and educational guidelines established by the SUNY for WEOC. Refer to the Eligibility Guidelines that follow to determine if you are eligible under the income guidelines. These are based on the number of members in your household and the total income of all the wage earners in the household in the last 12 months. In extenuating circumstances, waivers may be granted to applicants who do not meet the guidelines and can demonstrate need.
Documentation Required for Registration for SUNY WEOC College Prep Program
Prior to enrollment into SUNY WEOC, all applicants must submit:
- Proof of Income
- Proof of New York State Residency (for the last year)
- A copy of your High School Diploma or High School Equivalency
In addition, all applicants will be required to take a TABE exam to identify your level of performance in Reading and Math.
Income Guidelines: General Economic Eligibility
The table below lists economic eligibility requirements for WEOC admission during the 2016-2017 academic year. In order to be determined eligible for our services an applicant’s household income must not exceed the amount shown for its size in the applicable category or the applicant’s circumstances must conform to one of the exceptions indicated. In addition to the economic criteria, the applicant must be a resident of New York State for at least one year and may not have earned more than 33 college credits.
|Household Size(Including Head of Household)||Total Annual Income|
*For each additional family member add $7,696 to the annual income level.
Income Guidelines – 200 Percent of Federal Poverty Level Eligibility
SUNY WEOC can admit a maximum of 50% of all WEOC applicants under the economic category of 200 percent of poverty as outlined in the table below. Documentation of income must follow the guidelines as demonstrated below.
|Household Size (Including Head of Household)||Total Annual Income|
*For each additional family member add $8,320 to the annual income level.
INCOME GUIDELINES DO NOT APPLY IF:
- The applicant’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 a county Department of Social Services; or Family Day Care payments through the New York State Office of Children and Family Assistance.
- The applicant lives with foster parents who do not provide support and the applicant’s natural parents provide no such support;
- The applicant is a ward of the State or the County.
The SUNY WEOC is sponsored by Westchester Community College and funded by the SUNY University Center for Academic and Workforce Development to provide academic and vocational classes and training to low income residents of New York State. To begin the application process call us at 914-606-7620 or email us at EOC_Admissions@sunywcc.edu.