At this time, RIT's New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) recruits eligible New York State high school graduates for application to its program. Please review the eligibility information on the Eligibility page before beginning the application process. Eligible applicants should follow the process outlined here.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Families should file their 2013 taxes as soon as possible in order to be considered for the program. Late application materials, including supporting financial documentation, will result in applicants being excluded from the pool for the 2014-15 academic year.
At this time, RIT's New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is accepting applications for transfer students; please contact Kris Shamp at (585) 475-2506 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you do not receive your application information by December 1, please call (585) 475-2506 or email email@example.com.
RIT Application for Undergraduate Admissions (Important Note: Remember to check the box that indicates you are applying for admission through HEOP. Write "HEOP - Waive Fee" across the top of the application. This allows you not to pay the application fee.)
Economic Documentation: Economic documentation should be based on your household’s previous year’s income. Where applicable, complete and mail signed copies of the following documents:
Financial Aid Documentation: Before mailing the following required financial aid forms to the specified processing center, send signed copies to the HEOP Office. Students should also retain copies for their personal records.
All eligible freshman applicants must complete a personal interview. During the interview session, students will complete a reading and writing diagnostic, submit any missing financial documentation, and meet with HEOP representatives to answer interview questions.
Interviews for upstate applicants will be held in Rochester, NY the week of February 17th. Interviews for downstate applicants will be held in New York City February 24 and 25, 2014.
After completing the interview, those students selected for entry through HEOP will be notified officially by Admissions by mid-March.
All incoming freshmen must attend the summer pre-freshmen program. Students live on campus while taking courses in writing, math, study skills, and a seminar called HEOP 101. In addition, students take a credit course that can be applied to their general education degree requirements. They also attend cultural and social activities sponsored by RIT. HEOP counselors meet regularly with each student. Peer and professional tutors and the use of computer labs also help students with the completion of classroom assignments. Summer tuition, room, board, and other costs are at no charge to the student.
*Students earning a summer program GPA of 2.5 in the non-credit courses and a grade of C or higher in the credit course are eligible to enter RIT as a full-time HEOP student the following fall quarter. Students performing below these minimum standards will be subject to further review.