While a potential student’s academic record is an important factor in the admissions process, grades alone do not necessarily predict how successful a person will be in a college setting.
Our Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) is dedicated to offering higher education opportunities to New York State high school graduates and GED recipients who may not meet our regular admission criteria, but who nevertheless demonstrate the capacity to be successful at SUNY Cobleskill.
The details of the admission process for EOP candidates can be found by clicking on the sections below.
To Qualify as an Incoming Freshman
To Qualify as a Transfer Student
Students who would like to be considered for EOP must state that they wish to do so on their SUNY application. This will notify the College of your desire and the usual $50 application fee will be waived pending your admission into an EOP program.
You will also be prompted to submit the SUNY Supplemental EOP Data Form PDF as part of your application; this form will also be available via your student applicant portal. Once we have received your application it will be reviewed from an academic standpoint, then your financial status will be verified for EOP admission.
Applicants to the program who meet our minimum academic requirements will then be considered for further review. This does not, however, guarantee admission to the College.
Eligible freshman applicants will be sent a packet of information, including an EOP Financial Eligibility form. This form must be fully completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office. Submitting an incomplete form will delay the process.
Applicants who are deemed to be academically eligible will be sent a letter informing them of the next steps to take.
Note: The EOP Data Form is only for students applying to the College as freshmen.
An applicant's financial eligibility for EOP is determined by taking into account the income received by each member of the applicant’s household. You may also want to visit our Financial Aid section.
The Financial Review Process
This stage requires you to submit a number of documents detailing your household’s financial situation. Depending on what you report on your EOP Data Form, the following documents may be requested:
Please note: The above-listed forms are for Freshman applicants ONLY. There are different documentation requirements for Transfer Students.
Since we have a limited number of seats for the program and receive hundreds of applications every year, it’s not possible for admissions to admit every student. Once the program is filled, a waitlist will be created. To be placed on the waitlist, you will need to notify the EOP Office.
Keep in mind, the process of applying for the EOP program can be a stressful journey. There may be many steps involved. Don’t be afraid to ask questions if you’re confused or need additional information. We have Admissions and Financial Aid professionals here to assist you throughout the entire process.
Our friendly EOP staff are an active part of this process and may contact you if items are missing from your application.