Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for the Educational Opportunity Program?
Check the appropriate box on the MCC application or contact the EOP office at

I am transferring to MCC from another college. Am I eligible for EOP at MCC?
Only if you were an EOP or HEOP student at your previous college or university.

I am not a first-time college student. Am I eligible to apply for EOP at MCC?
No, EOP is only for a New York State Resident who is a first-time college student or a transferring student who participated in EOP or HEOP at their previous college or university or a readmit student who previously participated in EOP at MCC.

What services are offered through EOP?
Services offered through EOP are a four-week pre-freshman summer program, tutorial program, individual and group counseling, and a variety of workshops.

Is EOP a financial aid program?
No, the EOP Supplemental Grant is based on need and program participation.

Does EOP pay tuition and housing cost?
No, the EOP Supplemental Grant is for college related expenses such as books and supplies.

Where can I get more information about the Educational Opportunity Program?
E-mail us at or call (585) 292-2028.

Contact Information

Brighton Campus
Building 3, Room 101
M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(585) 292-2028

Damon City Campus
Floor 5
M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
(585) 262-1740