Current Students

Several students walk along the bridge spanning the Podium Fountain. One student carries a skateboard and wears an EOP shirt.

 

Support Services & Involvement Opportunities 

EOP students are some of UAlbany’s most active students. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of all the services and opportunities available to you. 
 

Advising

Each EOP student will be assigned their own EOP Counselor, who will advise them throughout the student’s undergraduate career at UAlbany. Our counselors can also assist students prepare for and apply to graduate school. 

Contact your advisor. 

Tutoring

The EOP Tutoring office is located inside the EOP offices (University Library, Room 97D). Tutoring is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. 

If a tutor is available, we provide free one-on-one tutors to EOP students in any course and free study groups for EOP students enrolled in some of UAlbany’s most popular first-year courses. 

Please email [email protected] with any questions related to EOP tutoring.

EOP students can also take advantage of the tutoring and academic coaching services that Academic Advising offers to all UAlbany students. 

Computer Lab

EOP students can use the internet and print for a nominal fee inside EOP Computer Lab. Students must show their UAlbany ID card and sign in to use the lab. 

The Computer Lab is located inside the EOP offices (University Library, Room 94M). The lab is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

Writing & Math Lab

EOP students also have access to a walk-in Writing & Math Lab. Come down to the lab for help with writing or math related questions. 

The Writing & Math Lab is located inside the EOP offices (University Library, Room 94). The lab is available from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. 

Study Skills Workshops

We offer one-hour study skills workshops every Wednesday during the semester. EOP students can attend as many workshops as they want and do not need to register in advance. 

We also offer periodic online study skills workshops, which are also free and open to all EOP students. 

Program administrators email the workshop schedule to all EOP students at the beginning of each semester. 

Planners

We have developed semester and weekly planners that help our students manage their time. We encourage all EOP students to use these planners to keep track of their exams, presentations, appointments, work schedules, study hours, and other important dates and deadlines. 

To request a planner, please email [email protected]

Mentoring

Current EOP students can sign up to be mentored by UAlbany faculty or staff members, EOP alumni or other students.  

We match mentors and mentees based on students’ career, academic and personal interests. Once matched, mentoring partners determine together how often they’ll meet. 

UAlbany employees, EOP alumni and anyone else interested in being a mentor should email [email protected] to get started. 

Current Students: If you’d like to be matched with a mentor, please email [email protected] and provide the following information: 

  • Your academic advisor’s name 

  • Your academic and career interests 

  • Your hobbies 

  • What you’re looking for in a mentor  

Academic Recovery Program

EOP’s Academic Recovery Program helps motivate students to raise and then maintain their GPAs. In this program: 

  • Students with GPAs between 0.0 and 1.99 are placed on Academic Recovery. 

  • Students with GPAs between 2.0 and 2.25 are placed in Academic Jeopardy. 

Students in the Academic Recovery Program undergo an intensive and productive program, participating in study hours, study skills workshops and weekly one-on-one meetings with their counselors. 

Financial Aid

Continuing EOP students must file the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) by January 1 of each academic year. FAFSA opens in October every year.

Get started by reviewing these financial aid application instructions for current undergraduate students.

If you have questions or concerns about financial aid, please contact the Offices of Financial Aid and Student Accounts at [email protected] or 518-442-3202. You can also visit UAlbany's Student Financial Services website for more information.

Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society

EOP students are eligible to join the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society (XAE). This Greek letter honor society was created to:  

  • Acknowledge the continuing successes of students in academic development programs  

  • Recognize that students who share similar experiences can serve as role models for others  

  • Promote continued high academic standards   

  • Foster communication and networking between programs, students and alumni  

  • Support funding for academic development programs   

Learn more about Chi Alpha Epsilon. 

EOP Student Administrative Council

The EOP Student Administrative Council (ESAC) allows EOP students at UAlbany to share their perspective with the University community. 

Our members are student leaders who strive for change and to be heard. We represent all EOP students and work to improve our campus community. 

Email [email protected] to learn more or to join.