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NYU, HEOP, and ED?

paperplatethesispaperplatethesis Posts: 33User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
edited September 2008 in New York University
Hey!

So, I was reading some old CC posts (2004? woah) and I found someone saying they were applying to NYU ED through HEOP? I thought HEOP was something you were considered for AFTER acceptance? Plus, why would a low-income student apply ED?

I'd like to know because, although I'm not a URM, I am low-income and in the range of elgibility for HEOP (to NYU, or any other school). I'd love to apply early (especially to NYU) to both increase my chances and just get it over with, but have been told not to take the chance with financial aid.


So, what are the chances of ED and HEOP together? Is there anyway to boost my chances for HEOP? If I were to call the school and/or opportunity programs office, what exactly would I be telling them? Just asking for a "chances" evaluation, asking about the program, etc? Or will I be begging to be accepted? lol
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Replies to: NYU, HEOP, and ED?

  • milkandsugarmilkandsugar Posts: 2,869Registered User Senior Member
    You don't apply thru HEOP. You apply to NYU for admission. If you meet their admission requirement AND you meet the HEOP requirements then they may offer you admission thru HEOP. You have to be a NYS resident for the program. I don't know about applying ED. I thought ED was if you are not worrying about finances. If you dont have the money then I wouldn't aply ED.
  • bimachrisbimachris Posts: 843Registered User Member
    I'm kind of in the same boat as you. My family has low income so I'm hoping I get chosen for HEOP (there's that SAT range from 1000-1250 on their website, my score is above it already and I haven't even taken it a second time yet so I dunno). If not, I hope NYU can give me a lot of money. I've heard of those 30,000 a year scholarships...haha as rare as they are.

    If all else falls, then it's paying off student loans for the rest of my life. :D
  • Techy233Techy233 Posts: 604Registered User Member
    ^ Are you sure those are updated stats? NYU's average is more of 1240-1420 range nowadays. (My reasoning is a little statistically false, but you know what I mean)
  • bimachrisbimachris Posts: 843Registered User Member
    Yeah but for some reason, they require lower SAT scores for HEOP kids. *shrugs* I'm not making this up, it's on the website haha.

    click me
  • Techy233Techy233 Posts: 604Registered User Member
    I scarcely understand this HEOP thing. Is it for low-income students? 1000 is just so low . . . But wowzers, good to know! I'm going to check what it's all about.
  • Techy233Techy233 Posts: 604Registered User Member
    You can also enter thru CSTEP, I hear? I actually do the STEP program on Saturdays @ New York Medical College. Could this make it easier for me? My old SAT is ~1490. I also come from a low-income single-parent household.
  • milkandsugarmilkandsugar Posts: 2,869Registered User Senior Member
    C STEP is also thru the opportunities program. The only difference is there is no income restrictions and you have to be working towards a math,science, tech, law profession or degree and a NYS resident.The Opportunities program website has the info. If you are in a STEP program currently, that might help you but i have no information about that.
    In CSTEP,you have the same academic requirements as the HEOP kids and you also have the same benefits that the program offers such as stipends, free tutoring.
  • paperplatethesispaperplatethesis Posts: 33User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/what-my-chances/2571-heop-nyu.html


    I messaged breathfire, but it doesn't seem they've been on in...about a year. lol
  • bimachrisbimachris Posts: 843Registered User Member
    CSTEP's only for URMs though, strictly I think. HEOP is mostly URMs too but I know a few asians and whites in it too.
  • paperplatethesispaperplatethesis Posts: 33User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    yeah...im white lol


    So, do you all think I should just call the office tommorow and ask the same question(s)?
  • bimachrisbimachris Posts: 843Registered User Member
    Yeah why not, I did. Haha one of the ladies even give me her phone number and told me to call back during november to see if my application was forwarded to HEOP. They're nice people haha
  • paperplatethesispaperplatethesis Posts: 33User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    bimachris, let me get this straight...

    She encouraged you to to apply ED ("check back during november")?
  • paperplatethesispaperplatethesis Posts: 33User Awaiting Email Confirmation Junior Member
    bumping this back up if anybody else has any information...
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