This office is committed to providing the highest educational opportunities for New York and out-of-state residents admitted through one of our programs. Through intentional efforts, we enhance our students' college experience with academic enrichment initiatives, social and cultural events, and individualized academic planning.

Participating students start with a six-week summer program of courses and community-building activities to develop a support system while becoming acclimated to the college and the surrounding community.

Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) »

The Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) for New York state residents is jointly funded by the College and the New York State Education Department. HEOP serves students who, because of academic and economic circumstances, would otherwise be unable to attend post-secondary private educational institutions.  


Nazareth College's Excel Program »

The Excel Program facilitates access to and success at Nazareth College for students who are underrepresented in the college population. The program criteria are similar to the HEOP program, without the state residency requirements and family income rules.

Mike Ngadi

Mike Ngadi '15

"The HEOP and Excel programs are definitely a home away from home. The friendships fostered here are wonderful and long lasting. I am forever grateful for this program."

Finance major from Brooklyn, NY