What is the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)?
The EOP office supports motivated students from New York State who, due to limited
financial and academic preparation, have not had the same opportunity as others to
achieve their academic potential. Our students demonstrate the ability to successfully
complete a program of higher education if provided with support designed to ensure
their academic success. EOP students are enrolled in the same degree-granting programs
as other "traditionally" admitted students.
The EOP program at DCC is designed to provide students with a two-year college education
and it serves students from a variety of circumstances and backgrounds that might
otherwise present barriers to academic success. And, although each campus EOP program
is slightly different, all campuses participating in the program offer financial aid
as well as other services.
Most EOP students are first generation college students. The Program at DCC is run
by caring and experienced staff who work to ensure that all students in the program
have every opportunity to achieve their academic goals.