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Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a college access program that supports talented NYS students who, due to challenging financial and educational circumstances, have not had the same opportunity as others to achieve their academic potential.

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. Our EOP students join thousands of EOP alumni who have earned college degrees across New York and, through meaningful careers, contribute to the social and economic health of our state.


Financial Support

EOP students are eligible to receive limited financial assistance on an individual basis

Academic Support

  • Five Week Summer Program
    • Anticipated 2023 dates are July 10 - August 11

  • Academic counseling
  • Tutoring
  • College success workshops
  • Academic recovery programming
  • Advocacy

EOP Eligibility

To be eligible for EOP, a student must:

  • Be a NYS resident for 12 months prior to enrollment
  • Require special admissions consideration
  • Meet specific income guidelines

For additional information about EOP eligibility and income guidelines, visit the SUNY Office of Opportunity Program's website


High school seniors who want to apply for first-year enrollment and EOP status at the College must file either a SUNY Application or Common Application, and indicate they want to be considered for EOP. 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.

EOP Staff

Program Director: Kailyn Wright, 14 Bray Hall, (315) 565-3019,
EOP Counselor: Divya Kirti, 315-470-4921,