EOP provides an avenue for admission and support for talented students who have not yet reached their academic potential due to barriers in their educational, economic or personal background. EOP, however, is not a financial aid program.
New York State residents (i.e., you must have resided in New York State for a minimum of one year prior to the first date of classes).
Freshman applicants must: demonstrate a need for financial support; meet the university’s EOP academic criteria; have a minimum high school average of 80; and have taken either the SAT or ACT (this is required). GED graduates should have a minimum overall GED score of 2400.
Applicants who were previously enrolled in EOP or a similar program (e.g., HEOP, SEEK, College Discovery) are eligible for transfer admission. In order to receive consideration for transfer admission to the University at Buffalo, it is recommended that students present a strong record of college study, earning a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. It should be noted, however, that requirements may vary depending on academic program. Verification of previous participation in an EOP-type program from each school attended is required of all transfer applicants. Applicants from a CUNY campus will be considered for EOP if they were eligible for such a program but were not selected through the lottery system.
Last updated: September 13, 2013 9:58 am EST