The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is one of the most established and successful programs of its kind in New York.

Since 1969, the program has been integral to Mount Saint Mary College’s commitment to access in higher education and its philosophy toward educating the “whole” student in preparation for a life of leadership and service. HEOP is jointly sponsored by the New York State Education Department and the college.

HEOP at the Mount is a comprehensive academic support program that provides its students with:

  • Academic support
  • Personal support and counseling
  • Mentoring and opportunities for leadership development
  • Financial counseling
  • A shared sense of community
  • The resources to make the most of their college experience

Please note: HEOP is no longer accepting applications for the 2017-2018 academic year, as of January 15, 2017.

Accepted MSMC HEOP students are required to complete the 4-week Summer Academic Institute during the summer prior to their freshman year.

We are located in Aquinas 304, and are open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Please stop by our office, call us at 845-569-3178, or email heop@msmc.edu for more information.

HEOP is a part of the Student Support Center which is comprised of the Office of Student Success, Counseling Services, Disability Services, and the Higher Education Opportunity Program. The Student Support Center coordinates these services to promote the academic achievement, emotional health, interpersonal well-being, and retention of Mount Saint Mary College students.

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