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 2017 Admissions 

 Household Size (including head of household)

 Total Annual Income in 2015 Calendar Year















   Additional Household Members

   $7696 per person

To Apply
To be considered for EOP/HEOP, you will need to complete the standard admissions process.  Please complete the Common Application and the Cornell Supplement.  In addition, also submit a EOP/HEOP Prospective Student Interest form, the appropriate financial paperwork for review (see below for checklist) and our eligibility questionnaire

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, and School of Industrial and Labor Relations, please submit this form.

For the College of Architecture Art and Planning, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, and the 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: