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Educational Opportunity Program

  • Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

    The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is a program that is reflective of today’s multicultural society. Demographically, program participants are drawn from the rural, suburban and urban precincts of the state. This program provides academic support and a financial stipend for education related costs (i.e. books, transportation and school supplies) for students that are academically under-prepared, but who have the potential for academic success.

    In order to be eligible for EOP, a student must meet New York State mandated guidelines and be a first-time college applicant. Admittance to EOP will be given to persons who demonstrate a history of academic and economic disadvantages. EOP students transferring to ECC must notify their campus EOP office of their status. Each ECC campus (City, North, and South) provides EOP services for the student population. The eligible student will receive counseling, tutoring, and mentoring services, in addition to the financial stipend. Noteworthy junior college students are eligible for a maximum of six semesters of financial assistance as mandated by state regulations.

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    City Campus
    Room 512
    121 Ellicott Street
    Buffalo, NY 14203
    P: (716) 851-1140
  • EOP Application
  • EOP Services

    • Tutoring in most academic subjects is available to all EOP students.
    • Program counselors offer students assistance with academic and personal concerns.
    • Computer labs are available for students use.
    • Workshops are designed to encourage academic and personal growth. They include such topics as time management, communication skills, tips for academic success, etc.
    • Assistance with the exploration of transfer options to four year institutions is available.
    • Mentors provide one-on-one guidance in career and job related areas.