Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is designed to provide comprehensive support services to talented and motivated students who, despite academic and economic disadvantages in their backgrounds, have the potential to earn a Sage degree. Our program includes a summer institute (prior to the first year of study - required for all students in the HEOP program who enter as first year students), as well as academics assessments and study skills workshops, tutorial services, financial support and counseling for academic, social, career, and personal concerns. The HEOP program is located in the third floor of the Shea Learning Center in Troy and the third floor of the library at Albany.

To apply for the HEOP program, students must be residents of New York state; possess a New York state high school diploma or equivalent; and meet academic and financial criteria set by the College and the New York State Education Department. Transfer students can also take advantage of the HEOP program at Sage if they have previously been enrolled in an approved HEOP, EOP, SEEK, or College Discovery Program.