Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
What is the Educational Opportunity
The State University of New York's Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
provides academic support and financial assistance to students who show
promise for mastering college-level work, but who may otherwise find the
college transition difficult. Offered primarily to full-time students who
are New York State residents, the EOP accepts students who qualify,
academically and financially, for the program.
The following information will assist
you in determining if you should apply to the Educational Opportunity
Program. The EOP is designed for students who need special academic as well
as financial assistance. If you are eligible, you will be asked to complete
additional application materials and forms. Be sure to complete any
materials and return promptly as directed.
To be eligible for admission to the EOP you
- A U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident
(bearer of a “green card”)
- A New York State resident for 12 months
prior to enrollment
- A high school graduate or have a General
- Eligible for admission under traditional
standards, and demonstrate potential for completing a college program
- Entering your first or second semester
- A full-time student (minimum of 12
- Enrolled or placed in at least one
- Within the legislated income guidelines
In selecting students for the program,
priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.
As part of the EOP admission process, your high school record, income
information, and placement test scores (if needed) will be reviewed, as well
as information which may have an impact on your education. This information
will help EOP counselors evaluate your potential for success in a college
In order to determine if a student qualifies
for acceptance in the EOP, copies of the following documents must be
- High school transcript
- College transcript (transfer students)
- High school diploma or GED
- Copies of most recent tax returns and
- Copies of parent’s most recent tax
returns and W2’s (dependent students)
- Copies of Budget sheets (students on
Potential EOP candidates should contact
Quinn at 606-6688 (Student Center Rm. 201) and make an appointment to meet
with Rafael Rodriguez and Rita Glaser.
When you are officially accepted as an EOP student, you will become eligible
for one-on-one tutoring, and academic, career, and personal counseling. In
addition, you may become eligible to receive a stipend to help with the cost
of personal expenses.
Application Fee Waiver
The $25 Westchester Community College application fee is waived for those eligible for admission to
the EOP. Note: Applicants who are deemed ineligible for the EOP for
financial reasons may still qualify for admission and for financial aid as
traditional candidates. Contact the EOP office at Westchester Community
College before you apply.
When you transfer to a four-year college that has an EOP or a similar
academic and financial support program, your application fee will be waived
and you will be considered for priority admission.
General EOP Questions?
Drop in to see us or E-mail us.
Who to Contact: