Transferring to a Four-Year Institution
Current EOP students are eligible to transfer to a SUNY four-year college or university or a state independent/private college or university's EOP or HEOP (Higher Educational Opportunity Program). Final transfer eligibility is determined by the four-year college's special program office and is often influenced by space availability and cumulative grade point average.
EOP students who plan to attend graduate school may apply for tuition assistance and may be eligible for a tuition waiver, based on their undergraduate cumulative grade point average.
SUNY Application Fee Waiver for EOP Students
The $40 SUNY application fee is waived for those eligible for admission to EOP at a new institution. If you think you are eligible, answer "YES" to the question, "Are you applying for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)?" If you are found to be ineligible, you will be billed for the fee.
Applicants who are deemed ineligible for EOP for financial reasons may still qualify for admission and for financial aid as traditional candidates.
Contact the Admissions or EOP office at your college choice before you apply.
The following campuses do not operate EOP programs: Adirondack, Cayuga County, Clinton, Columbia-Greene, Herkimer County, Jamestown, Jefferson, Mohawk Valley, Nassau, Niagara County, Orange County, Rockland, Sullivan County and Tompkins Cortland Community Colleges.
Please note: It is becoming highly competitive to enter many EOP/HEOP programs as a transfer student. Therefore, it is important to attend and participate in EOP activities as much as your schedule allows so the best possible reference can be forwarded to your institution of choice.
Some of your questions regarding the EOP transfer process can be answered at transfer information workshops held periodically.