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The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides academic support and financial assistance to students who demonstrate the potential for mastering college-level work. EOP is mandated by the New York State Legislature and is funded by the State University of New York (SUNY).

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To qualify for EOP, a student is required to:

  • be a resident of New York State for 12 months prior to enrollment
  • have a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma
  • demonstrate the need for additional academic preparation and have the potential for completing a college program
  • be in need of financial assistance within established income guidelines

Additional Academic Preparation

A need for additional academic preparation is defined by any one of the following:

  • a high school average of 70 to 83;
  • a General Equivalency Diploma (GED);
  • a non-high school graduate who is admitted to Suffolk through the Ability to Benefit program;
  • placement at Suffolk in one or more developmental courses;
  • a referral from an Educational Opportunity Center within the SUNY system

Potential for mastering college-level work is determined by a review of the student's high school record, all available test scores, and information about their extracurricular activities, hobbies, community activities, job history, and any other experiences that might indicate their potential for future success.

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Campus Offices

College Director of EOP: David Johnson

Huntington Library Room 22
533 College Road
Selden, NY  11784-2899

(631) 451-4356
(631) 451-4412
Fax:   (631) 451-4427

Office Hours: 
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Student Success Center
Peconic Building Room 204
121 Speonk-Riverhead Road
Riverhead, NY  11901-3499

Phone:   (631) 548-3646
Fax:   (631) 548-3613

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

HSEC Bldg., Room 129
Crooked Hill Road
Brentwood, NY  11717-1092

(631) 851-6510
(631) 851-6249
Fax:   (631) 851-6836

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.