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HEOP is a partnership between D'Youville and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) supports motivated students, who are academically and financially disadvantaged, to be considered for admission and specialized support services at D'Youville.

HEOP Students gather for a group photo at an awards dinner

HEOP Mission

To help provide a broad range of services to New York State residents who, because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend a post secondary educational institution.

Program Services

  • Up to five years (10 semesters) of financial support to meet the cost of attendance.
  • On-campus room and board (residence halls), if necessary.
  • Tutoring services.
  • Supportive services, including developmental courses to strengthen reading, writing, vocabulary, and study skills.
  • Counseling services for support with any problems that may interfere with academic work.
  • Dedicated computer lab and study area.
  • Mandatory four-week summer residential/new HEOP Summer Scholars Program for entering HEOP new students

HEOP Contact

Email: Office: Montante Family Library, 3rd Floor Address: 320 Porter Avenue Buffalo, NY 14201 Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Thinking about Graduate School?

HEOP students may be eligible for a tuition waiver at a SUNY school as a HEOP graduate.

Eligibility Criteria
HEOP Students Posing for the camera outside the ALT building

Students are selected without regard to age, color, religion, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race, gender, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or sexual orientation.

Opportunity programs are available for students living in New York State, at 2 and 4-year levels, at public and independent colleges, and in every academic discipline and career field.

HEOP Financial Eligibility Worksheet

This information must be submitted by each applicant in compliance with the NYS Education Department. All information will be kept confidential.

  • New York State resident for a minimum of 1 year (12 months) proceeding application
  • Possess a New York high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a high school GPA and/or Testing below the regular D’Youville admission guidelines
  • Demonstrate the academic potential and motivation for satisfactory completion of a degree program
  • HEOP/EOP transfers from an approved opportunity program
  • Meet New York State financial guidelines
    • Please refer to your parent's latest income tax and/or other financial documentation.

The HEOP Counselor/Recruiter and the HEOP admissions committee will consider applicants who demonstrate academic potential but whose combined SAT scores are at a minimum of 850 (reading and math) and/or high school grade point average is at least 75. For students applying to one of the health profession programs, applicants with higher SAT scores and high school GPAs will be considered as well, due to the higher departmental admissions standards for these programs.


To transfer to D'Youville through HEOP, students must currently be, or have previously been enrolled in an approved HEOP, EOP, SEEK, or College Discovery Program. Transfer admission for HEOP is on a space available basis.

Guidelines for HEOP Transfer Admissions Process

  1. Transfer students must be admitted to a D'Youville academic program prior to seeking admission to HEOP. Remember to check the HEOP box on the D'Youville application. It is important that our office have your current mailing address, daytime phone number, and email address.
  2. Next, students should contact the HEOP Office for additional admission details. The HEOP Office handles this part of the admissions process directly since general admission to D'Youville does not ensure admission through HEOP.
  3. Applicants will receive a letter detailing the next steps in the HEOP transfer administration process.

Before HEOP can approve admission, the following information must be forwarded directly to the HEOP office via email, or mail:

HEOP Office
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14201

D'Youville HEOP Transfer Verification Form

When the D'Youville HEOP office is aware of your decision to transfer, the HEOP Transfer Verification Form will be sent to all of the colleges you have attended.

D'Youville Online Course Equivalency Database

Use this online database to see whether courses you've taken at other schools match D'Youville's degree requirements.


We're eager to assist you with information and advice about D'Youville and the admissions process. We look forward to your application for admission and hope to meet you soon. 

Exterior of the Fargo Circle Library.

D'Youville's HEOP office is located on the third floor of the Montante Family Library. 

HEOP Staff

Christina Spink-Formanski
HEOP Director

Dominique Johnson
HEOP Assistant Director

Deirdre Green

Kaylee Przybysz

April Meier
Science Coach

Dr. Christopher Jarmark 
Writing/Skills Specialist