The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is designed to provide access for students who demonstrate academic potential, talent and desire to earn a college degree. EOP assists students who are both academically and financially disadvantaged and provides additional services needed to ensure success.



Required Materials

SUNY Application

Common Application

Official High School Transcript** or GED Score Report

Official High School Transcript** or GED Score Report

Official SAT and/or ACT score report(s)

Official SAT and/or ACT score report(s)

One letter of recommendation

One letter of recommendation

EOP Supplemental EOP Supplemental

**High School Transcript(s) using one of the following options:

  1. Self-Report your academic record using SOAR
  2. Ask your high school to submit your transcript electronically.
  3. Ask your high school to submit your transcript via fax or mail directly to our office.

Once all required materials are received by the Office of Admissions, a committee consisting of Admissions and Educational Opportunity Program staff will review applications on a rolling basis until institutional enrollment goals are met.

Academic Eligibility

  • Cumulative high school average of 78 or higher or a GED score of 2380 or higher
  • Combined SAT score (Critical Reading and Math only) of 800 or higher or ACT composite score of 16 or higher
  • Students must be ineligible for admission to SUNY Oneonta under general admission requirements

  • Music Majors: All students wishing to declare a music major are required to schedule and successfully pass an audition with the Music Department. Students will receive additional information at the time of application. The Admissions Office will review all applicants for academic preparation. Students found admissible will be admitted, but the major will not be finalized until the audition process is completed. All auditions are coordinated through the Music Department.
  • Education Majors: All students wishing to declare Education as a major will need a grade point average of at least 3.0 or they must rank in the top 30 percent of their high school graduating class.

Financial Eligibility

Eligibility is assessed beginning with family income guidelines established by New York State for students entering in fall 2013. The table below lists financial eligibility requirements for EOP admission for students entering the fall 2013 academic year. Any subsequent changes to these guidelines will be posted here. In order to be determined economically disadvantaged, a student's household income must not exceed the amount shown for its size in the applicable category or the student's circumstances must conform to one of the exceptions indicated.

 Family Income Guidelines, Fall 2014

Household Size
(including head of household)
Economic Eligiblity 2014-2015

















*For each additional family member, add $7,511
** Subject to change for Fall 2015

Exceptions to Income Guidelines:

  • 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 Social Services
  • The student lives with foster parents who do not provide support for college and the student's natural parents provide no support
  • The student is a ward of the state or county


Transfer EOP applications for Fall 2014 have closed.

Academic Eligibility

A cumulative GPA at the most recent college attended of a 2.3 with at least 24 semester hours of credit-bearing coursework for most majors

A final cumulative GPA at the most recent college attended of a 2.8 for ALL education majors

Financial Eligibility

Must have been enrolled in an EOP/HEOP/SEEK/College Discovery program at his/her prior institution. A completed Transfer Verification Form must be submitted by the previous institution.

Contact a Counselor

Karen Gilbertson
Transfer Counselor


Andrew Tejada
Freshmen Counselor


Contact Your Admissions Counselor

EOP applicants can contact their Admissions Counselor if they have questions regarding their applications


EOP Webpage