The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) offers higher education opportunities to high school graduates or to holders of high school equivalency diplomas who do not meet normally applied admission criteria but who have the potential for college success. Students must also meet family income guidelines printed in the SUNY Viewbook and must complete the EOP financial information form, which is available on the Alfred State website.
EOP is typically an extended program with course work paced to enhance student success. Students study full time, enrolling in at least 12 credit hours per semester. The first-year schedule will include courses in English; math; college skills and/or reading; social, physical, or life science; and/or program course(s). To comply with program requirements, EOP students may be required to repeat courses in which they have earned a grade of "D" or "D+."
Students are required to participate in regular tutoring and academic advising sessions.
Essential to EOP is direct financial aid. For each student, a financial aid package is planned, which may include grants from EOP, Pell, and Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). All EOP students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).