Applications for EOP/AIM are processed through the
Office of Admissions
. Applicants must qualify both academically and economically under the specified guidelines.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:
To be eligible for admission to EOP you must be:
- A New York State resident for 12 months prior to enrollment.
- Ineligible for admission under traditional standards, but demonstrate potential for
completing a college program; and
- In need of financial assistance within legislated income guidelines. In selecting
students for the program, priority is given to applicants from historically disadvantaged
backgrounds. If in the year prior to enrollment your family income falls within EOP
guidelines due to unemployment, separation, divorce or death of a parent, etc., you
may still not qualify for EOP if you are not from an historically disadvantaged background.
- Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident.
- Have received a New York State high school diploma or its equivalent.
- Meet the Income Guidelines specified in the column below (priority will be given to
"applicants from families characterized by historical, educational, economic and cultural
- Overall Cumulative GPA - 82+
- English Cumulative GPA - 82+
- Completed at least 3 units of Math including Algebra 2/Trigonometry or a higher level
math course with a cumulative Math GPA of 85+
- Completed at least 3 units of Science
- SAT (optional): Total Score - 980+
- ACT (optional): Composite Score - 19+
As part of the EOP admission process, your high school record and test scores (if
needed) will be reviewed, as well as information about clubs, hobbies, jobs and any
other experiences which made an impact on your education. This information will help
college counselors evaluate your potential for success in a college program.
A 2.8 grade point average AND a minimum of 18-24 academic credits at another accredited
Transfer students are eligible for admission provided they have been enrolled in an
EOP, College Discovery, HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program), or SEEK (Search
for Education, Elevation and Knowledge) program.
The table below lists the income guidelines for EOP admission for the 2021-22 academic
*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,288 for each additional
Income Guidelines Do Not Apply If...
- The student’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 of Family Day Care payments through the
New York State Office of Children and Family Assistance or a county Department of
- The student lives with foster parents who do not provide support for college and the
student’s natural parents provide no such support;
- You are a ward of the state or county.
For more information, please
visit Financial Aid.