Summer Scholars Program

Program Overview

The staff of the Access Opportunity Programs (AOP) is pleased to welcome you to SUNY Geneseo and our annual Summer Scholars Program, which is our AOP summer orientation. As you know, the AOP department consists of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and the Transitional Opportunity Program (TOP). The summer program staff, which consists of college professionals and current AOP students, is eager to serve you.

During the summer program, you will have the opportunity to personalize relationships with Geneseo faculty and staff, as well as acquire information about matters that can impact your life as a student. Other summer program activities consist of an optional Parent/Student Info Session, participation in the College's General Orientation, workshops on academic skills and campus life, and academic advisement and course registration for the fall term. The AOP professional staff and the summer program student staff will be available to provide personal assistance with any concerns that you might have.

Welcome to SUNY Geneseo and the AOP Summer Scholars Program! We look forward to sharing the next steps in your life's journey with you.

Summer 2019 Details

Program Dates: July 7, 2018 - August 1, 2019

Students are asked to arrive on campus between noon and 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018 and may depart after 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2, 2018. Any student who requests earlier departure is still required to complete all assignments by their due dates. 

As part of the Summer Scholars Program, you will participate in SUNY Geneseo Summer Orientation. There is no need for students to sign up for a separate Summer Orientation session.  Parents/Guardians who would like to attend a SUNY Geneseo Summer Orientation, are welcome to sign up to attend the July 9 - 10 session through the New Student Programs Office registration form: July 9-10 Parent/Guardian Orientation Registration

Please read the following information and complete the necessary forms before Saturday, June 1, 2019. 

Under the Required Forms section, you will find five 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

Required Forms

*Please check back soon for Summer 2019 Forms



The participation fee for each session of the AOP Summer Scholars Program is $1,250.00 per student. Fees cover all expenses, such as room, meals, course materials for Chemistry, Math, and English, and academic advisement. For EOP students, these fees will be assumed by New York State's EOP grant

For TOP students, payment must be received no later than Friday, May 31, 2019. Please make 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. Make sure to tell them that you are making a payment for the AOP Summer Scholars Program.

Note: A fee of $20 will be charged for any checks that are denied due to insufficient funds.

*If the fee presents an extreme financial hardship for your household, please contact Marie Burley,, to discuss your options.

Parent/Student Information Session

The AOP department will host two Parent/Student Information Sessions. The first session will be held in NYC for families in New York City and the surrounding area(s).  The second session will be held in Geneseo for those families living in Central/Western New York State, and the surrounding area(s). During the session, information of concern to parents and students regarding the AOP department will be discussed. Topics will include forms required for the Summer Scholars Program, benefits and expectations of being part of AOP, and an introduction to some of the AOP counselors and Summer Scholars staff.  We will make every effort to answer any and all questions during the information sessions. There is no charge for the AOP Parent/Student Info Session

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What to Bring to the Summer Scholars Program

  • A laptop 
  • 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 
  • 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 reusable water bottle
  • Spending money for incidentals (e.g. snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Toiletries and towels
  • 1 semi-formal outfit for the End Of Program dinner

Final Checklist

  • Return required forms as soon as possible
  • TOP students: submit payment for summer program
  • 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 otherwise 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 a.m. - 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.