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HEOP enables highly motivated students, who are academically and financially disadvantaged, with an opportunity to be considered for admission and specialized support services at D'Youville.

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is a partnership between D'Youville and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

Our Mission

To help provide a broad range of services to New York State residents who, because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend a postsecondary educational institution.

What does HEOP provide?

HEOP students are fully packaged to cover:

  • Up to five years (10 semesters) of financial support to meet the cost of college attendance
  • On-campus room and board (residence halls), if necessary
  • Bus pass or parking pass
  • Tutoring (professional and peer)  
  • Supportive services, including developmental courses to strengthen your reading, writing, vocabulary, and study skills
  • Counseling is provided to assist HEOP students with any problems that may interfere with your academic work
  • Dedicated computer lab and study area for HEOP students
  • Mandatory four-week summer residential/new student orientation program for entering HEOP students

Thinking about Graduate School?

HEOP students may be eligible for a tuition waiver at a SUNY school as a HEOP graduate.

Eligibility

First Year Admission Criteria

  • New York State resident for a minimum of 1 year (12 months) proceeding application
  • Possess a New York high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a high school GPA and/or Testing below the regular D’Youville admission guidelines
  • Demonstrate the academic potential and motivation for satisfactory completion of a degree program
  • HEOP/EOP transfers from an approved opportunity program
  • Meet New York State financial guidelines (see below)

Academic Eligibility

The HEOP Counselor/Recruiter and the HEOP admissions committee will consider applicants who demonstrate academic potential but whose combined SAT scores are at a minimum of 850 (reading and math) and/or high school grade point average is at least 75. For students applying to one of the health profession programs, applicants with higher SAT scores and high school GPAs will be considered as well, due to the higher departmental admissions standards for these programs.

Transfer Admission Criteria & Process

To transfer to D'Youville through HEOP, students must currently be, or have previously been enrolled in an approved HEOP, EOP, SEEK, or College Discovery Program. Transfer admission for HEOP is on a space available basis.

Guidelines for HEOP Transfer Admissions Process
  1. Transfer students must be admitted to a D'Youville academic program prior to seeking admission to HEOP. Remember to check the HEOP box on the D'Youville application. It is important that our office have your current mailing address, daytime phone number, and email address.
  2. Next, students should contact the HEOP Office for additional admission details. The HEOP Office handles this part of the admissions process directly since general admission to D'Youville does not ensure admission through HEOP.
  3. Applicants will receive a letter detailing the next steps in the HEOP transfer administration process.

Before HEOP can approve admission, the following information must be forwarded directly to the HEOP office via email, fax (716) 829-7884, or mail:

D'Youville
HEOP Office
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

D'Youville HEOP Transfer Verification Form

When the D'Youville HEOP office is aware of your decision to transfer, the HEOP Transfer Verification Form will be sent to all of the colleges you have attended.

D'Youville Online Course Equivalency Database

Use this online database to see whether courses you've taken at other schools match D'Youville's degree requirements.

 

Financial Guidelines

2022 OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM FINANCIAL GUIDELINES

  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    1
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

    $23,828
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    2
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

     $32,227
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    3
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

     $40,626
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    4
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

     $49,025
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    5
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

    $57,424
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    6
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

     $65,823
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    7
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

    $74,222
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    8
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

    $82,621
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    9
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

    91,020
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    10
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

    99,419
  • PERSONS IN FAMILY

    11
  • NYS FAMILY INCOME 

    107,818


Please refer to your parent's 2020 income tax and/or other 2020 financial documentation.

Questions?

We're eager to assist you with information and advice about D'Youville and the admissions process. We look forward to your application for admission and hope to meet you soon. You'll find contact information on our Staff page.

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ABOUT HEOP

Students are selected without regard to age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation.

Opportunity programs are available for students living in New York State, at 2 and 4-year levels, at public and independent colleges, and in every academic discipline and career field.