HEOP students

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program

Established by the New York State Legislature in 1969, the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) provides an opportunity for admission and support to talented New York students who have not reached their full academic potential due to barriers in their educational, economic, or personal background.

HEOP Students are Pratt students. They attend the same classes, live in the same residence halls, participate in the same extracurricular activities, have access to the same resources, and pursue the same careers as other Pratt students. Applicants being considered for this wonderful program must meet both academic and economic eligibility as established by the New York State Education Department. HEOP provides additional supportive services designed to assist students with academic, financial, social, and personal matters. This includes tutoring, counseling, and financial aid for students throughout their college careers.

Pratt Institute’s Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) and its activities are supported, in whole or in part, by the New York State Education Department.

The ultimate goal of the program is to make higher education possible for students who are capable and motivated to be successful as college students but whose test scores and/or high school grades are lower than Pratt Institute's admission standards and who come from low income families. For over four decades, HEOP students have received the support they needed to earn a college degree. More than 42,000 students have earned their college degrees through HEOP. HEOP serves students of all races, ethnicities, and from all regions of the state. Despite their earlier educational backgrounds, HEOP students complete their degree programs at a rate that surpasses students nationally. More than one in four HEOP graduates have pursued masters, doctoral, or professional degrees.

Contact Us

Pratt Institute
Arthur O. Eve HEOP
200 Willoughby Avenue
Myrtle Hall, 6.W.7
Brooklyn, New York 11205

Tel: 718.636.3524
Fax: 718.636.3636

Office Hours
Monday-Friday: 9 AM–5 PM
Summer Hours: 9 AM–4 PM

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