EOP is a New York State grant-funded initiative that focuses on academic, counseling, advisement, and financial assistance. At SUNY Polytechnic Institute, EOP coordinates resources from the Learning and Counseling Centers to help students complete their degree requirements. All candidates for the program must have been enrolled in either EOP, the Higher Educational Opportunity Program (HEOP), the Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge (SEEK) Program, or College Discovery (CD), a program similar to EOP. Admissions procedures are the same for EOP candidates as other students. However, additional supplemental application materials are sent by the EOP Office that must be returned by candidates to determine their eligibility. The program has a limited number of openings for eligible students; therefore, individuals without prior EOP sponsorship may find it difficult to enroll in the program at the upper-division level.
The mission of EOP at SUNY Poly is to focus on providing access and equity to educationally under prepared and talented students. The program is designed to offer tutorial services, counseling, advisement, and financial assistance.