Higher Education Opportunity Program

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) provides up to five years of academic support and supplementary financial assistance to eligible New York State residents who do not meet the traditional admissions criteria but demonstrate potential for academic success.

HEOP and its activities are supported, in whole or in part, by the New York State Education Department. HEOP has been an integral part of Marymount Manhattan College since 1969. 

HEOP at Marymount

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at Marymount Manhattan College provides supportive services to all incoming pre-freshman and continuing students enrolled in the program. Supportive services include academic, career, financial aid, and social services counseling, tutorial services, specialized academic workshops, and a pre-freshman summer program.

The Pre-First Year Summer Program provides a six-week academic and social orientation for incoming students. The academic program emphasizes strengthening writing and math skills and provides students with a transition to college level studies. The curriculum also includes cultural trips, guest speakers, and workshops in library research. Along with developmental courses in writing and math, students enrolled in the program will also have the opportunity to attend a third academic class which allows the student to gain three credits before the fall semester even begins.

Check out the HEOP requirements to see if you may be eligible to apply.