The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) provides services to talented students whose educational and economic circumstances may limit their college opportunities. EOP students receive services such as:
To be eligible for admission into the Educational Opportunity Program at Onondaga, you must meet the following criteria:
A - Supported by one or more individuals whose combined total annual income is from Social Security or sources other than employment and which does not exceed the applicable amount under "Category A" above. B - Supported by one or more worker(s) whose combined total annual income does not exceed the applicable amount under "Category B" above. C - For households supported by one worker with two or more employers, which does not exceed the applicable amount under "Category C" above.
*Plus $5,570 for each additional family member in excess of seven.
There are several ways to apply to Onondaga Community College and the EOP Program. You may:
Be sure to check the space on the application form that indicates your desire to be considered for the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).
There are a limited number of openings in EOP, so start your application process early. The sooner you complete your OCC application and all other application requirements, the better your chance of being accepted. It takes several weeks for financial aid to be approved, so be sure to submit your forms at least three months before you plan to start college.
Depending on your program, we require the following:
If you have any questions about applying to EOP or if you need an EOP application and checklist, call our Educational Opportunity Program office.
The following sessions will review the EOP admission process for applicants. (ie. Freshman, Transfers and Re-Admit students) These sessions will help families complete the admission process, learn of program services and student success outcomes.
Make you reservation today! For reservations, please contact 315-498-2428. All reservations should occur at least 48 hours prior to the date of attendance. The 2011 schedule for information session is as follows:
The EOP Director will conduct information sessions every Monday and Thursday in May (2nd, 5th, 9th, 12th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 30th) and June (2nd, 6th, 9th, 13th, 16th, 20th, 23rd, 27th, 30TH) from 3-5pm in the Whitney Building room 103.
The program is designed to allow EOP students the opportunity to improve their writing, reading, mathematic and study skills before the start of the fall 2013 semester. If you qualify for the Educational Opportunity Program, you may be eligible to take these courses during our summer program for free!ESI offers class instruction, tutorial services, and academic and personal counseling. Additionally, books, public transportation and lunch are provided for free. In turn, students are expected to participate in all classes and student enrichment programs to maintain program eligibility.This program will be in session starting July 8, 2013 and will run Monday through Friday until course completion. Supplemental clinics will be offered on the weekend based on academic progress or instructor referral. The weekly schedule is as follows:
Achiever’s Academy (Saturdays) Based on Faculty Referral Only. To be considered for the program, you must first complete the standard college and EOP admissions before completing the Summer Institute Application.
Educational Opportunity ProgramGordon Student Center, Room 130 campus mapHours: Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Telephone: 315 498-2428
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