In order to be considered for the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), you must be a resident of New York State and:
- Possess a high school equivalency diploma, or the equivalent of a GED
- Meet program academic criteria
- Meet program economic guidelines
The minimum academic profile for potential HEOP and Scholar students is:
|High School Rank||Top 20%|
|SAT (new)||1150 (excludes writing component)|
|High School Math||3 years|
|High School Science||3 years|
Bear in mind that this profile serves as a guide. There are several factors that also are weighed in determining program eligibility; academic growth, test taking abilities, attendance, personal support systems, community involvement, special talents and motivation to succeed. Note that for the 2020-21 academic year, Hamilton is test optional for all applicants. Please refer to our guidance regarding standardized testing submission for more details.
A personal interview is required for HEOP transfer students.