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+
- Cumulative GPA of 2.8+ (higher GPA may be required for STEM majors)
- Previously enrolled in an EOP, HEOP, SEEK or College Discovery program (CUNY ASAP
is not equivalent)
- Achieved progress towards degree completion for intended major (with specific criteria
required for STEM applicants)
The table below lists the income guidelines for EOP admission for the 2022-23 academic
|Household Size (including head of household)
*For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $8,732 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 Family Day Care payments through the New
York State Office of Children and Family Assistance;
- The student is in foster care as established by the court;
- The student is a ward of the state or county.