Academic Opportunity Programs
What is the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)?
HEOP is a program for New York State residents that provides educational opportunity and academic support to students with strong academic potential and personal initiative who would other wise be excluded from higher education due to circumstances of academic and economic disadvantage. Once admitted under the HEOP program students participate in the SummerStart Program and receive counseling tutoring and other support services throughout their college career. Syracuse University demonstrates it's commitment to this program by providing a full-need financial aid award to the participants. HEOP is supported, in part, by a grant from the New York State Education Department.
For more information please visit the Office of Support Services website: oss.syr.edu/heop.php
What is Student Support Services (SSS)?
Student Support Services (SSS) is a program authorized by the U.S. Department of Education as a TRIO program. The program identifies and provides academic support services for students who are admitted to the University but are educationally "at risk" due to economic circumstances, academic background, an/or their status as a first-generation college student. Students enrolled in SSS receive advising, counseling, tutoring, and other supportive services throughout their college career. Syracuse University also demonstrates its commitment to this program by providing participants with full need financial aid awards.
For more information, please visit the Office of Support Services website: oss.syr.edu/sss.php