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The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is an academic and financial support program offered at ESF and other SUNY campuses to provide a college education for capable students who have not had the same opportunities as other students to realize their academic potential because of limited financial resources and inadequate academic preparation. The program is not designed for students who need only financial assistance.
EOP at ESF is designed to provide financial and academic supports to allow students to realize their educational goals and contribute uniquely to their academic fields.
High school seniors who want to apply for first-year enrollment and EOP status at the College should indicate their preference in the application. In addition, they must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The federal school code for ESF is 002851.
In order for transfer students to participate in the program at ESF, they must have been enrolled in an EOP, Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) or Search for Education Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) program at their prior college. Therefore, students who are applying to ESF as high school seniors through the guaranteed transfer admissions option, should also apply for EOP, HEOP or SEEK at their lower division college, and must enroll in such a program in order to continue in EOP at ESF.
Please note: You must use the SUNY application if you have earned or will earn an A.A. or A.S. at a SUNY or CUNY college and you wish to receive the SUNY transfer application fee waiver, or you are applying for the “3+3” Doctor of Physical Therapy program with Upstate Medical University.
SUNY has temporarily suspended SAT and ACT testing requirements for admission to bachelor’s degree-granting campuses. You can now choose to have your scores considered at each SUNY college to which you apply.
To qualify, students must be New York State residents and demonstrate the potential to successfully complete a course of study at ESF. EOP is an academic and financial support program offered at ESF, and other SUNY campuses, to provide a college education for capable students who have not had the same opportunities as other students to realize their academic potential because of limited financial resources and inadequate academic preparation.