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EOP: Educational Opportunity Program

The Educational Opportunity Program provides access to higher education for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds who possess the potential to succeed in college but whose academic preparation in high school may otherwise prevent them from receiving admission.

EOP provides an array of educational support services and opportunities, including modest funding to alleviate non-tuition costs (such as books and supplies), academic planning counselors and campus-wide tutoring. EOP is not a financial aid program.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. However, applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in order to receive the fullest possible consideration.

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You can only apply using one application source.

SUNY Application Common Application

Additional Information 


For detailed information about EOP eligibility and income eligibility guidelines, visit the SUNY website.

Early Action/Regular Decision

To be eligible to participate in EOP, you must:


If you were enrolled in EOP, HEOP, College Discovery, SEEK or similar type program at a previous institution, you are eligible for EOP at SUNY Oswego. The admissions office will verify your status with your prior college. If you’ve attended an institution that does not offer EOP or similar programs, contact the Office of Admissions regarding eligibility requirements.

EOP Application Checklist

Step 1. 

Apply online

Prospective students may apply by using the SUNY Application or The Common Application. Choose just one option to apply to SUNY Oswego.

Step 2.

Submit transcripts

Submit your official high school transcripts, an official transcript of GED/TASC scores.

Step 3.

Report ACT and/or SAT scores

SUNY Oswego is test-optional. We utilize a holistic review process, and no single factor is used to determine admission or merit scholarships. Submit the SAT or ACT only if you want us to consider this in our review process. You may submit self-reported ACT or SAT scores via the CommonApp or the SUNY Application. Scores sent directly to Oswego on an official high school transcript, or via the College Board or ACT are considered official. Note that if unofficial scores are submitted, official scores will be required of students who enroll, and must match self-reported scores. Discrepancies can lead to revocation of admission and/or scholarship.

Oswego codes:

ACT code: 2942
SAT code: 2543

Step 4.

Submit a recommendation

Submit a recommendation or a form allowing for individual comments from a school counselor, teacher, coach, or work-or volunteer-based supervisor.

Step 5:

Submit the EOP Financial Information Form

You will be directed to complete SUNY's EOP Financial Information Form.

Step 6.

Check Application Status
Check the Application Portal

Once your completed application is received, we will send a confirmation email to the email address listed on your application. That email includes a temporary PIN to access the Application Portal and establish your password. Once you have set your password you can return at any time using the Application Portal. Check the portal often to see what information we’ve received, what is still needed, and for any supplement requests that may follow.

Summer Program (Required)

First year students admitted to SUNY Oswego through EOP are required to attend a mandatory four-week summer program in July prior to the start of the fall semester. Transfers do not need to attend.

Enrollment at Oswego is contingent upon successful completion of this program. For additional information and questions about the summer program, contact the EOP Office at 315-312-3094 or email [email protected].

Find more details on our EOP site