2016 TOP Summer Program Information

Program Dates: July 10, 2016 - Aug 5, 2016
Form Submission Deadline: Friday, June 3, 2016

Students are asked to arrive on campus between noon and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, 2016, and may depart after 3:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016. Note that any students who request earlier departure are still required to complete all assignments on their due dates.

Please read the following information and complete the necessary forms before Friday, June 3, 2016.

Under the Required Forms section, you will find three forms that must be printed, signed and sent to the address below or faxed to 585-245-5720. Please note that if you are already 18, the Parent Consent form will not be required.

Access Opportunity Programs (AOP)
Sturges Hall, Room 120
SUNY Geneseo
1 College Circle
Geneseo, New York 14454

The AOP Summer Orientation Data Form is an electronic form. You may click on it, answer the questions and hit submit at the end. This is the information we need to register you for the summer program, so make sure you answer all of the questions.

The AOP Pre-Testing and Parent Orientation Registration Form must be either faxed or mailed before the date of the pre-testing and orientation. Alternately, you may call the office at 585-245-5725 to let us know how many are coming.

Please view our summer brochure for more information.

Required Forms

All forms due by June 3, 2016

Additional Forms:

PLEASE NOTE: If you have requested a seat on the chartered bus from New York City to Steuben Hall, SUNY Geneseo, the bus will be leaving 1 Penn Plaza, West 33rd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue (near Madison Square Garden - Manhattan) at 10:00 a.m. on July 10. So plan to arrive at that location on Sundy, July 10 by 9:30 a.m. At the end of the summer program the bus will depart from Steuben Hall, SUNY Geneseo around 3:00 p.m. and return to the same location in NYC.


The participation fee for each session of the AOP Summer Orientation is $312.50 per week/per student* Fees cover all expenses, such as room, meals, course materials for Math and English, and academic advisement. All fees must be received no later than June 3, 2016 (unless you opt for the payment plan).  Make all checks payable to "SUNY Geneseo - AOP-SumPrg." Credit card payment can also be made by calling the Office of Student Accounts at (585) 245-5621.  Please make sure to tell them that you are making a payment for the 2016 AOP Summer Program. Note: A fee of $20 will be charged for any checks that are denied due to insufficient funds.

*If the cost of the 2016 AOP Summer Program presents an economic hardship for you and would result in your absence from the program, please email the interim director, Mr. Gabe Iturbides at Iturbides@geneseo.edu and explain your situation. Every effort will be made to assist you.


Refunds are possible for non-Summer Orientation participants. Emergency situations will be reviewed by the Director of AOP. There will be a 5% handling fee assessed for any refunds; the deadline for requesting refunds is Friday, June 24, 2016. There is also a $20 fee charged for any checks which are denied due to insufficient funds.

Student Housing for Summer Program

All AOP Summer Orientation participants will be housed in Steuben Hall. Specific information regarding travel to SUNY Geneseo can be obtained by clicking here.  All information and necessary paperwork can be downloaded from this website.

Pre-Testing Sessions for AOP Freshmen

Summer Program participants (EOP and TOP) are expected to attend a testing session on either in May 2016 (for NYC residents and surrounding counties) or June 2016 (for Upstate NY residents and surrounding counties). The focus of this testing will be on creating a writing sample to assist in the placement of students in summer courses that are appropriate to their writing skill level.

Parent/Student Orientation

The AOP department will also host a Parent/Student Orientation following the student testing in June 2016 (exact date TBA) for NYC residents and surrounding counties, and June 2016 (exact date TBA) for residents of Upstate New York and surrounding counties from 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. During this orientation, specific information of concern to parents and students regarding the AOP department will be discussed, and all questions will be answered. There is no charge for this AOP Parent/Student Orientation. The dates and locations for these testing and orientation sessions are as follows:

June 2016 (exact date TBA)

State University of New York College of Optometry, 33 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

  • Testing: 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Orientation: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

*Students must bring a student ID to this testing location. Also no food or beverages will be allowed in the testing auditorium.

June 2016 (exact date TBA)

SUNY Geneseo, Newton Hall, Room 203, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454

  • Testing: 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.
  • Orientation: 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

What to Bring

  • A laptop and a flash drive for computer use
  • Financial aid paperwork (Copy of FAFSA, SAR, and TAP if applicable, housing forms)
  • High school transcripts and AP score reports, if available
  • Green Card or Alien Registration Card (INS verification) - copy only
  • College Required Health forms (unless already submitted)
  • A graphic calculator (TI-83, 86 or 89 preferred)
  • Pens, pencils, 81/2"x11" notebook (spiral bound), and book bag
  • Small fan (residence halls are not air conditioned)
  • An alarm clock
  • A cell phone or calling card(s)
  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Bathing suit or swimming trunks and sunblock
  • Room linen (extra-long twin sheets), a light blanket and a pillow
  • A recyclable water bottle
  • Spending money for incidentals (e.g. snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Toiletries and towels
  • Ideas, energy and enthusiasm!

Final Checklist

  • Return required forms as soon as possible
  • Return completed Summer Orientation Payment Plan Form as soon as possible
  • Make your check or money order payable to SUNY Geneseo - AOP SumPrg
  • Check this website for updates
  • Get psyched for the Summer Orientation Program! We can't wait to meet you!

If there is a conflict with your participation in the designated AOP Summer Orientation Program session, you must contact the AOP office and speak with the Director of AOP.

Persons With Disabilities

SUNY Geneseo would like to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied access, or othrewise treated differently from any other individuals attending the AOP Orientation Program. Please contact us about accommodations at your earliest convenience, but not later than two weeks prior to the beginning of the AOP Summer Program, to give us sufficient time to make appropriate arrangements. To request accommodations, call the AOP office at (585) 245-5725.


The AOP staff may be reached by phone from 8:00 AM - 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday at (585) 245-5725 or by fax at (585) 245-5720.  You will receive an additional information packet before your orientation session that will assist you in planning your trip to campus.