What are opportunity programs?
Opportunity programs are programs at colleges and universities in New York state that identify students who show strong potential but who might not quite meet a school's usual admissions standards. The program will review your academic performance and your family's financial situation to determine your eligibility. Students admitted to a college through an opportunity program will have access to additional support services (free tutoring, free counseling, an additional orientation, etc.) as well some possible additional financial support. Opportunity programs have slightly different names depending on which college system you are looking at. Scroll down to see what opportunity programs are called and the eligibility requirements for CUNY, SUNY, and private colleges.