ERIC Number: ED247826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Opportunities at Independent Colleges and Universities in New York State through the Higher Education Opportunity Program.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Higher Education Opportunity Programs.
Information on the Higher Education Opportunity Programs (HEOP) at private colleges and universities in New York is provided. HEOP provides supportive services and financial aid to state residents attending private institutions in the state. The objective is to meet the special needs of students from disadvantaged backgrounds through such strategies as screening, testing, counseling, tutoring, teaching, and financial assistance. In general, students in opportunity programs are from a low income family and have a high potential for successful collegiate experience but have not acquired the skills required for college-level work. Before the students begin classes, the HEOP professional staff evaluates their academic strengths and weaknesses, and designs specific academic programs. Students can take credit and noncredit remedial/developmental courses. Information is provided on: eligibility for HEOP, economic criteria for participation, application, remedial and developmental courses, tutorial services, and counseling. The names, addresses, and phone numbers of New York State institutions offering HEOP programs are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Higher Education Opportunity Programs.
Identifiers: Higher Education Opportunity Program; New York