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Transitional Opportunity Program (TOP)

The Transitional Opportunity Program (TOP) is a SUNY Geneseo sponsored program that includes many of the services commonly associated with EOP. Although the academic standards for admission are the same as for EOP, TOP applicants are not held to the same firm economic guidelines expected of EOP applicants. Most students qualify for the program because of the College’s interest in and commitment to expanding its student body to include the rich ethnic/racial, economic and age diversity of our society. Approximately 50% or more of TOP students qualify for financial aid.

The Transitional Opportunity Program was created to address the fact that, due to the economic restrictions associated with meeting the eligibility for EOP, coupled with the high admission expectations associated with general admission to SUNY Geneseo, a high number of academically talented students (many who were minority, underrepresented, and first-generation students) were being denied access to SUNY Geneseo. In its efforts to provide educational opportunities to New York State residents who make up the rich ethnic/racial diversity that reflects our society, SUNY Geneseo instituted the TOP department in 1985.

Services provided by the department:

  • Students are assigned counselors to help with personal, financial, academic and career matters.
  • Tutorial services are available free of charge.

For additional information please contact the AOP department at (585) 245-5725, aop@geneseo.edu.