How To Apply

To be considered for the program, applicants must be:

  • Be a first time college student.
  • Be a NYS Resident or Permanent Resident residing in NYS.
  • Be a High School graduate or recipient of a state approved High School equivalency diploma or the equivalent.
  • Meet the economic guidelines determined by the State of NY.
  • Those who display the potential and ability to succeed, but are inadmissible to Cornell under regular admissions standards.

Economic Guidelines For Fall 2021 Admissions 

 Household Size (including head of household)

 Total Annual Income in 2019 Calendar Year


















   Additional Household Members

   $8,288 per person

To Apply
To be considered for EOP/HEOP, first and foremost you MUST complete the standard admissions process.  Please complete the Common Application with Cornell Supplement or the Universal College Application.  In addition, also submit the EOP/HEOP Eligibility Questionnaire.  ***We encourage you to complete the questionnaire from a computer versus a mobile device for accuracy of reading and completing the form.

Transfer to Cornell

Students enrolled in EOP/HEOP, or a similar program (such as SEEK or College Discovery) applying to Cornell as a transfer for the fall or spring semesters are eligible for EOP/HEOP. Transfer applicants are required to follow the Transfer Application procedures as a regular applicant and submit a transfer verification form to our office. 

For the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, College of Human Ecology, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and the SC Johnson College of Business Dyson School please submit this form.

For the College of Architecture Art and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and the SC Johnson College of Business School of Hotel Administration, please submit this form.

If you need a fee waiver for your application, contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office to inquire about a fee waiver for EOP/HEOP transfer.

Financial Aid
Financial aid packages will be constructed based on the financial information collected from the CSS Profile, the FAFSA, and the TAP application. Completion of all of these forms is necessary to receive a financial aid package. Prospective Students fill out: