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.

Important Dates

Application type Application deadline Acceptance notification Deposit due
Early Action Dec. 1 Dec. 15 June 1
Regular Decision: Fall Jan. 15 (priority) January* June 1**
Regular Decision: Spring Oct. 15 (priority) November* Dec. 1**

* Continues on a rolling basis
** Or date stated in acceptance packet, whichever is later

Apply Now

You can only apply using one application source.

Common Application SUNY 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 Checkist

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. Both applications require a non-refundable $50 fee and a teacher/counselor evaluation. If submitting the SUNY application we also require applicants to fill out the SUNY Supplemental Application. 

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 will render admission decisions using self-reported ACT or SAT scores. Students may self-report via the CommonApp or the SUNY Supplement (if you applied using 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 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. 

Test-Optional – Please note that SUNY Oswego is now SAT/ACT test-optional for the Spring 21, Fall 21, or Spring 22 terms. SUNY Oswego uses a holistic, full-file application review process for both admission and merit-based scholarship consideration. While we will consider scores if submitted, SAT/ACT results are not required.

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
SUNY Application

You will be directed to the EOP Financial Information Form by the SUNY Application Services Center (ASC) when you apply. Mail in the form with required income documentation to the SUNY Application Services Center in Albany.

Common Application

You will be directed by the SUNY Oswego Office of Admissions to download the EOP Financial Information Form from our Application Portal. Submit the form with required income documentation directly to the Oswego Office of Admissions by mail or by uploading it in the Application Portal.  

Step 6.

Check Application Status

Once your application is received by SUNY Oswego, you will receive an email containing a user ID and PIN to access the application status checker to see what information we’ve received and what is still needed. Applicants may be required to submit additional information or senior year grades when necessary.

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 eop@oswego.edu.

Find more details on our EOP site



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