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daday123daday123 47 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
edited February 2013 in College Admissions
Hi I just found out I am economically disadvantaged and am classified as an HEOP student. What grade average do I need and sat score to be considered for Columbia, NYU, or cornell? And what is the process like?
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  • lilmelonredlilmelonred 1888 replies153 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,041 Senior Member
    As long you're considered "inadmissible" under regular admissions standards and be financially disadvantaged. you should be fine. The fact that you're interested in HEOP at Columbia, NYU and Cornell, you still need decent stats because those schools are generally hard to get in. I was denied at all other EOP and HEOP programs that i applied and was accepted under regular admission because my grades were "too high". But NYU did consider me for HEOP and so did Cornell. The process is still the same. You have to do the regular application and the process like everyone else. When they find that you are academically "disadvantaged", that's when they refer you to the HEOP office and then they ask for your financial documents. It's still very competitive =/
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  • daday123daday123 47 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    Now.. My college advisor gave me a paper and said I need to get 620 on the reading on the sat or lower. I found it highly suspicious . is that true?
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  • daday123daday123 47 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    And my average is a bit low. Its a 90. I haven't taken the SAT yet. I have a lot of community service done and am taking IB and AP courses.
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  • lilmelonredlilmelonred 1888 replies153 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,041 Senior Member
    If you're asking about Cornell, Columbia and maybe NYU, that should sound about right even though it never stated that on the HEOP requirements that you need below an 620 on CR. My CR is below that score but not my math.. 90 average sounds good for HEOP at those schools. What is your rank? and if you have a good essay and other things you might be admitted through that program... I must warn you that it's still very competitive. Probably more competitive than regular admission. I say you should just do your best on the SAT and see what you can get on it and then you can go from there.
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  • daday123daday123 47 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    gpa is 3.5
    ECs are volunteering at a hospital this past summer. participating in a breast cancer walk. I'm in numerous clubs around the school. i plan on doing a science research program at Rockefeller university this summer and going back to volunteering at the hospital.
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  • lilmelonredlilmelonred 1888 replies153 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,041 Senior Member
    Those sound good. and 3.5 GPA is really good! What's your rank? Don't worry about if your SAT will be too high for HEOP because if you do get into Cornell or Columbia, you will get an excellent financial aid regardless. Just do the best you can on the SAT/ ACT.
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  • daday123daday123 47 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    my rank is 83 out of 500+. I'm really nervous. Do you believe they will consider me for Cornell, Columbia or NYU knowing that I'm HEOP? and i heard for HEOP you have to take summer classes at those universities and then pass those classes to get regular admission. is that true?
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  • lilmelonredlilmelonred 1888 replies153 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,041 Senior Member
    No. If you're admitted as HEOP, you're a HEOP student at that college. Yes you need to take summer classes and pass it in order to enroll in the school. Being HEOP eligible is determined differently from school to school. It's not like if your guidance counselor said you're HEOP eligible then you're HEOP eligible in all schools. I may be eligible for HEOP at NYU and Cornell but I'm not HEOP eligible at RIT or Syracuse University for example.
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  • daday123daday123 47 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    oh okay. does that mean i will be taking different courses than the general admission students?
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  • lilmelonredlilmelonred 1888 replies153 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,041 Senior Member
    The summer courses you take are generally there to help you get prepared for college with other HEOP students. When you start class, you will be taking classes with other students which includes regular admission students. As a HEOP student, you just receive perks like extra money, tutoring, counseling and stuff like that.
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  • daday123daday123 47 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    oh and what do you mean by "inadmissible" under regular admissions standards?
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  • lilmelonredlilmelonred 1888 replies153 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,041 Senior Member
    "inadmissible" just means your grades are not enough to be admitted through regular admission. This is why HEOP eligibility varies from school to school.

    for example: lets just say you're applying to Columbia and Syracuse HEOP. and that your SATs is a total of 1850. and 90 average. Now, Columbia's regular admission requirements is generally over 2100 SAT and 96+ average... Syracuse's regular admission requirements is generally over 1700 SAT and 90+ average. You're most likely to get referred to the HEOP office at Columbia because your grades clearly is below their regular admission standards.. and you're most likely not going to be considered for HEOP at Syracuse because your academically overqualified despite that you're financially disadvantaged.
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  • daday123daday123 47 replies9 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 56 Junior Member
    thanks so much!
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