Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

The Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides access to higher education and a means of academic support for eligible students who have not yet reached their academic potential due to educational and economic barriers.

Two student working together on their laptops in UB's Cybrary.

EOP is not a financial aid program. For more information, please visit the Educational Opportunity Program website.

Who Qualifies?

  • New York State residents
  • Students who have received a New York State high school diploma or its equivalent
  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are able to provide a copy of the permanent resident card
  • Families/students who meet the EOP financial eligibility guidelines

First-year/Freshman Applicants

First-year (freshman) applicants must demonstrate a need for financial support and meet the university’s EOP academic criteria. GED graduates should have a minimum overall score of 2400.

Transfer Applicants

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, students must present a strong record of college study, earning a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. However, requirements may vary depending on academic program. Verification of previous participation in an EOP-type program from each school attended is required. 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.

How to Apply

EOP applicants may use the Coalition for College Application, the Common Application or the SUNY Application.