How To Apply For TOP?

The Transitional Opportunity Program admission process considers the individual circumstances of the applicant and uses a personalized approach when evaluating the applicants credentials. A candidates grades and scores on standardized tests such as the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the American College Test (ACT) and GED Test scores are evaluated.

Students who are given consideration for the Transitional Opportunity Program (TOP) are invited to apply to the program once it has been determined by the Office of Admissions that students meet the guidelines outlined for admission to this program.  Once that decision is made, students will be invited to apply as a TOP applicant, at which time their application will no longer be considered for general admission. 

Students seeking admission to the College through TOP should complete and submit the standard State University of New York application or the SUNY Geneseo Common Application as soon as possible. The College's Office of Admissions will keep applicants updated about their admission status throughout the admission process. All admitted students are required to pay an admissions deposit which is applied toward tuition and residence hall fees.  Students are also required to participate in a multi-week summer program which is not covered by financial aid. Counselors or applicants who are interested in additional information about applying for admission through TOP may contact the Office of Admissions at (585)-245-5571.