What is the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)?
SUNY Poly’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access, academic support and financial aid to students who show promise for succeeding in college. The EOP Program is a state-funded initiative designed to provide an alternative means to gain access to college. Its goal is to assist you if your academic achievement was adversely affected by family financial hardship.
In addition to providing access to college, the EOP Program offers the following personal and academic
- Identification of financial resources to cover college costs
- A personal advisor whose services are available throughout your undergraduate college career
- A free, comprehensive tutoring program
- A workshop series focused on skills needed to succeed in college.
- In order to apply for this Program, simply answer “yes” to the Educational Opportunity Program question on the application.
To transfer into EOP at SUNY Poly, you must have been enrolled in EOP or its equivalent (HEOP, SEEK or College Discovery Program) at your current (or previous) college. If your previous institution did not have an EOP or equivalent program, you can still apply to SUNY Poly’s program, however, we will need to verify your eligibility by reviewing your financial background and your high school credentials.
Use this list as your guide to completing your EOP admissions application and your financial requirements:
Submit your SUNY Poly EOP Application for Transfer Admission
- Apply online by submitting the SUNY Application. The SUNY Application allows you to apply to multiple SUNY schools with one application.
Submit the following documents to complete your application:
- EOP Verification (for students transferring from an EOP/HEOP/SEEK or College Discovery Program)
- Copy of tax documents from the year of your high school graduation; please visit our EOP eligibility page for more details
- All official college transcripts
- High School transcript/ GED Transcript
- Optional: SAT/ACT Scores (College Board School Code: 0755, ACT Code: 2953)*
File Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
To be considered for EOP admissions, the FAFSA must be completed.
Get your federal student aid ID:
- Both student and parent will need to obtain a FSA ID
Apply for financial aid online via the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):
- Use your income tax information from 2 years prior to the academic year that you will enroll when completing the FAFSA.
- SUNY Poly School Code = 011678
Apply for New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) Grant
- Use your income tax information from 2 years prior to the academic year that you will enroll when completing the TAP application.
- SUNY Poly School Code = 4975
Once your EOP application for admission is submitted you will hear from a SUNY Poly admissions counselor to guide though the process. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.