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College Programs

We have two programs for qualified NYU undergraduates: 

Both programs provide academic and financial support as well as personal counseling.


There is no separate application for NYU’s Opportunity Programs. To apply for undergraduate admission to NYU and for consideration for the Opportunity Programs, complete the steps as outlined on the Office of Undergraduate Admissions website. Here is a general overview of that process:

  1. Fill out a Common Application online, which includes a Writing Supplement. You will be asked, on the Common Application, if you would like NYU to consider you for HEOP. This will not guarantee that your application will be selected.
  2. Send an official high school transcript to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions
  3. Register early in your senior year for the SAT or ACT and/or SAT Subject Test and have scores sent to NYU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Should you choose to sit for the AP Exams, they must be taken prior to the senior year. All freshmen applicants must submit standardized test scores. To read more about the options, click here.
  4. High School Report/Counselor Recommendation Form.
  5. Teacher Evaluation Form.
  6. Personal Statements/Essay.
  7. You will need to complete the following forms by the deadlines listed below for financial aid awarded at NYU.

You must apply for the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). We advise that you apply online. Click here to begin and submit the FAFSA and TAP applications. Alternatively, you may mail the completed form, which may be obtained through your high school or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID. Make sure NYU’s School code (002785) appears on the application and be sure to confirm that your Social Security number is written correctly.

Our FAFSA deadline is: February 15th (NYU Code 002785)

You must also submit the CSS/Financial Aid Profile. When filling out the CSS/Financial Aid Profile, students with divorced, separated, or unmarried parents will need to have that parent submit a Noncustodial Parent (NCP) form detailing his or her information. If you don’t have contact with that parent then you must fill out an NCP waiver request through the NYU Financial Aid Office. Click here to begin and submit the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE.


Early Decision I:     November 15th       

Early Decision II:    January 15th

Regular Decision:   February 15th


Early Decision I:     November 20th

Early Decision II:    January 20th

Regular Decision:    February 20th

8. Potentially qualified applicants are invited for an Opportunity Programs Eligibility Information Session and group interview, and will be asked at that time to submit all supplemental materials (income verification and copies of financial aid forms filed, e.g. FAFSA, CSS Profile).

Opportunity Programs

How We Help

Once you’re enrolled, we’re here to help you make the most of your NYU experience:

Pre-Freshman Summer Program

As an incoming freshman, you will be required to participate in a six-week pre-freshman summer program designed to preview the courses that you will be enrolled in the fall. While using the freshman year books during the six weeks you will preview 1/3 of the fall semester courses. (more »»)

Academic Support

Throughout your undergraduate years at NYU, we offer both non-credit courses to reinforce your coursework and free tutoring for an array of subjects and course levels. (more »»)


Our counseling services are designed to help you transition to college, succeed academically, and finally, graduate. To that end, we offer individualized academic, career, financial, and personal counseling. We are here to help you adjust to the demands of college life both in and outside the classroom. (more »»)


Housing on campus is available and guaranteed for all four years to HEOP students starting their freshman year. Housing cannot be guaranteed for students who decide to reside on campus after freshman year.

Financial Aid

As an enrolled student in our program, you will receive a financial aid package, which includes funding from Arthur O. Eve HEOP. Be sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) applications as early as possible. Once you’re enrolled, we’re here to help you make the most of your NYU experience.

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