How to Apply

If you’ve checked that you meet the eligibility requirements, all that’s left is to apply! Please submit all documentation by February 3 for fall admission.

Required Application Materials

  • A completed MMC Application for Admission (be sure to check the “HEOP” box on this form)
  • An official copy of high school or secondary school transcript, or a copy of GED scores and GED diploma 
  • SAT I and/or ACT scores
  • One letter of recommendation
  • An essay (250-500 words)
  • A personal interview (see more below)


Required Financial Documents

  • Completed and signed FAFSA application (use code 002769 for MMC)
  • Completed and signed TAP application (use code 0447 for MMC) 
  • Tax Return Transcript and signed W2’s from from 2017 and 2018 (Instructions to request a Tax Return Transcript or no-tax filer form from the IRS can be found here.)
  • Letter from Public Assistance office with total yearly benefits and the names of any household recipients
  • Statements from Social Security with total yearly benefits for each member of the household receiving them
  • A statement of total yearly unemployment benefits, if applicable


The personal Interview

A personal interview is required of all applicants under consideration, and Interview Day will take place in late February. All income documentation and application materials above must be submitted to the HEOP office by February 3 in order to be considered for an interview. Applications submitted after February 3 will be reviewed at the discretion of the HEOP office.


Submitting your Application Materials

Please submit all documentation by email to or by fax to 212-517-0594 by February 3, 2020. Applicants should include their full names in the subject line of the email or on the cover sheet for the fax.

Please Note: Students who want to be considered for the Theatre Arts or Dance programs are encouraged to apply by December 15. For more information about these majors or to schedule a mandatory audition, refer to the Theatre and Dance pages or contact Kevin Kemler at with any questions.


Questions? Contact us:

Office of the Higher Education Opportunity Program
Phone: 212-517-0590