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ACCESS MATTERS. EOP begins as a special admission program, opening the door to higher education for students who might not otherwise have a chance to pursue their college dream. Although EOP applicants do not meet general admissions criteria due to historic academic or economic disadvantage, they demonstrate the highest levels of personal motivation and are receptive to engaging support.
SUPPORT MATTERS. EOP provides academic, personal and financial support to New York State residents who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent, and who have the academic potential to earn a college degree. Our support does not replace campus services, instead we offer support above and beyond that which the college is already providing to our students.
OUR HISTORY MATTERS. EOP at SUNY College at Plattsburgh has been providing access to higher education and support to program students since 1969. That's nearly 50 years of supporting students! The program has given thousands of students the opportunity to earn a college degree, which ultimately creates a brighter future for individuals, families and communities.
Despite popular belief, most people living in the United States do not have a college degree. Far too many people who start college will not graduate. We believe our students can start college and finish strong! Degree completion is greatly encouraged through consistent institutional support coupled with a student's tenacity. If you're ready to give your college education 100%, we will do the same. That is a winning combination! EOP helps students to:
Eligibility does NOT guarantee admission to EOP. Students interested in EOP should review eligibility guidelines closely and are encouraged to apply well before the application deadline date. Many applicants are "eligible" for EOP, but need and interest exceeds program availability. Our selection process is rigorous and we prioritize students who are historically disadvantaged. Applicants should be prepared to provide autobiographical information and to participate in a telephone or campus interview.
*Financial and academic eligibility does not guarantee admission to EOP or the college. Priority is given to students who demonstrate historic disadvantage.
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If you would like more information about the Educational Opportunity Program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact
Kyla Relaford, Director
Office: Angell College Center 101
Phone: (518) 564-2263
Fax: (518) 564-2295