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
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.
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.
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.
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.