College Programs

New York State Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) at NYU is sponsored jointly through a grant from the New York State Education Department and New York University.

Since 1969, HEOP has been integral to NYU's commitment to a diverse student body. Our program provides a means for traditionally underserved, low-income New York State students to obtain admission as well as academic and financial support. In addition to financial assistance, students in the program receive supportive services including counseling and tutoring to help ensure their success. Students must meet academic and family income guidelines to be eligible.

As an accepted NYU and Arthur O. Eve HEOP student, you will be required to complete a six-week introductory non-credit academic program during the summer prior to your freshman year.

Your summer course schedule is determined by your individual academic needs, and will expose you to first-year courses and activities, ensuring a smooth entry into university life. More on our Pre-Freshman Program requirements. As one of our students, you will have access to our support system, which includes:

  • Academic and personal counseling
  • Financial counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Academic workshops and seminars
  • Tutoring

Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP)

In 1986, the New York State Legislature created the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) to increase “access by minority or disadvantaged students to academic programs that...prepare students for licensure or employment” in scientific, technical or health-related professions. Since that time, CSTEP at NYU has provided a means for traditionally underserved, low-income students to obtain admission for STEM careers and Licensed Professions as well as academic and financial support during their course of study at the University.

CSTEP students receive the same academic and counseling services that HEOP students receive, and participate in the same six-week summer program before their freshman year.