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NYS Opportunity Programs & CUNY Support Programs

NYS OPPORTUNITY PROGRAMS

NYS Opportunity Programs provide access (admissions), academic support, and often supplemental financial assistance. They make higher education possible for students who do not meet the regular admissions guidelines at a particular college but who demonstrate potential for success. Eligible students must meet specific income guidelines.

Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP):
HEOP is found at many private NYS colleges and universities. For more information: https://bit.ly/3ulYImY

Educational Opportunity Program (EOP):
EOP is found at many SUNY colleges and universities. For more information: https://bit.ly/3je6Gar

Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program (SEEK) & College Discovery (CD):
SEEK & CD are found at CUNY colleges. For more information: https://bit.ly/2Y0FEi0



CUNY SUPPORT PROGRAMS

ASAP:

  • Available at select CUNY campuses
  • Created to help associate degree students graduate in 2 years
  • Provides a range of financial, academic, and personal supports including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career counseling, tutoring, waivers for tuition and mandatory fees, MTA MetroCards, and additional financial assistance to defray the cost of textbooks
  • Requires full-time attendance and maximum credit accumulation per semester
  • For more information: https://bit.ly/3iieI4n

CUNY START:

  • Available at nine (9) CUNY Colleges
  • For students seeking an associate degree who did not meet CUNY’s proficiency requirement.
  • Offers students full or part-time classes with trained teachers and advisors to help prepare them for college level courses.
  • $75 fee per semester which includes materials (shorter cycles cost $35)
  • Colleges may have additional campus-specific eligibility criteria. Contact the CUNY Start/Math Start program at your campus for more information
  • For more information: https://bit.ly/3m8FLjS

MATH START:

  • Available at nine (9) CUNY campuses
  • For students who demonstrate need for skill development in math only based on CUNY Assessment Test results
  • $75 fee per semester which includes materials (shorter cycles cost $35)
  • Colleges may have additional campus-specific eligibility criteria. Contact the CUNY Start/Math Start program at your campus for more information
  • For more information: https://bit.ly/3CYM2FD

Project Reach:

  • Provides support to college students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and works to educate faculty and staff about students with ASD.
  • For more information: https://bit.ly/3EWGM78

CUNY Immersion Programs:

  • Intensive workshops during the summer and/or January intersession to develop proficiency in reading, writing, and/or math.
  • Student placement based on performance on CUNY Assessment Tests.
  • Check individual CUNY college websites for more information on their immersion programs.

Learning Academy (BMCC only):

  • Helps students transition to college and stay on track until graduation and transfer.
  • For students interested in a personalized academic advisor and a supportive,
  • knowledgeable community of peers, faculty, and academic resources.
  • For more information: https://bit.ly/3AOLQYP

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP):

  • For English Language Learners who have not passed their CUNY placement test.
  • CLIP offers students up to one year of intensive English language instruction for college readiness.
  • For more information: https://bit.ly/2ZGF6hZ

CUNY LEADS:

  • Provides students with disabilities career and academic guidance, support with program/job referrals, or with ACCES-VR.
  • Academic advising, career counseling, career, resume, and interview preparation, referrals to internships, jobs.
  • Works one-on-one with students to foster self-advocacy skills.
  • For more information: https://bit.ly/3yG0KSi

CUNY LEADS Plus:

  • For students who are neurodiverse, have a learning disability or psychological disabilities, and are sponsored by ACCES-VR.
  • Provides assistive technology support, internships/job placements, and career assessment services and work readiness skills.
  • Students earn a CUNY LEADS Plus work readiness credential upon completion of the curriculum.
  • For more information: https://bit.ly/3TpDAan