TOP Eligibility Guidelines
1. Freshmen: An academic unweighted GPA of 80 or higher; a combined score of 900 or higher on the Critical Reading and Math sections of the SAT; or a minimum score of 18 on the ACT’s; a score of 2,750 or above on GED examination. GED recipients are required to provide composite SAT scores and high school transcripts up through their separation from high school. All applicants must be high school graduates or GED recipients.
2. Transfers: Unless otherwise specified, must have completed two full time semesters at another college and have earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.4 or above to be a serious candidate for admission. and must also satisfy one or more of the items listed below.
3. All applicants must fall into one or more of the following categories:
a. A member of an under-represented racial group asspecified in US census designations; OR
b. A recent immigrant of any race who has lived less than six (6) years in the United States but is seeking permanent resident status(classified as an eligible non citizen and assigned an Alien Registration Number). Must have scored at least five hundred twenty-five (525) or higher on paper-based test (92 or higher on the internet based test) , and/or have earned a score of 400 or higher on the critical reading section of the SAT; OR
c. Age 25 years or older, of any race or ethnic background, and willing to enroll full-time (not less than 12 credit hours) during their first two semesters of study at SUNY Geneseo; OR
d. An EOP applicant of any race without previous college experience (never fully matriculated), whose household income for the calendar year prior to the academic year of planned entry does not exceed current New York State EOP Economic Guidelines by more than 25% and/or be the sibling of a family member who is in the same household who, within the past three years, was a participant in EOP, HEOP, SEEK or CD. The applicant must provide household income verification (ordinarily Federal Tax Return Form 1040), plus complete and return a SUNY Geneseo 's Educational Opportunity Programs Information Form (EOPIF) and submit a copy of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All items must be submitted directly to the Office of Access Opportunity Programs (AOP) for review; OR
e. An applicant of any race who resides in the same household with a family member (parent or sibling) who was an EOP, HEOP, SEEK or College Discovery participant during the applicant's high school career. The family member's participation must be verified using Geneseo's Opportunity Program Verification Form.
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