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Elegibility for HEOP


First Time Freshmen Applicants

To qualify for HEOP, applicants must be residents of New York State and be both educationally under-prepared and economically disadvantaged.  Candidates are considered educationally under-prepared if they do not qualify for admission to Le Moyne based on regular admission criteria.  However, there must be some indication of potential to succeed in college. 

The following chart outlines some objective criteria that students accepted in the HEOP generally meet:*

Class Average Combined SAT Scores
Class Rank
HEOP Admits - Liberal Arts
80 - 90
750 - 1000
Upper 2/3
HEOP Admits - Science
80 - 90
800 - 1000
Upper 2/3
*Please note that other factors not listed here are also taken into consideration.

Whether an applicant is considered economically disadvantaged is determined on the basis of income guidelines issued by the New York State Education Department.  These guidelines are based on family income and the number of people in the household.

Applicants are required to provide, in advance of acceptance, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with a copy of their 1040 income tax form and documentation of all nontaxable income to verify their financial eligibility.

Eligibility for students first entering college between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018

Number of Members in Household
(Including Head of Household)
Total Annual Income in
Preceding Calendar Year
 3  $37,296

Add $7,696 for each family member in excess of 7.                                                                         

In order for an applicant to be eligible for HEOP, his or her family income must not exceed the guidelines listed in the chart. These income guidelines may be raised by $7,067 if the household is supported by two workers or if one person is the sole supporter of a one-parent family.

Please note that for freshmen applicants, a maximum of 15 transfer credits can be accepted, and students who have earned a prior degree are not eligible for HEOP. 

HEOP Transfer Students

To transfer into HEOP at Le Moyne, students must:

  • Have been in an opportunity program (HEOP, EOP, SEEK, etc.) at their previous institution.
  • Status verification is required before final acceptance into Le Moyne's program. 
  • Complete the regular Le Moyne transfer application. 

Transfer students should submit completed applications by August 1.  However, it is recommended that students apply earlier than August 1, as there are limited spaces available to transfer students.

Information about the transfer admission process.

 HEOP and its activities are supported, in whole or in part, by the New York State Education Department.