The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is an academic support program established by the State of New York in 1970. The program is available at participating private colleges and universities in New York State. It enables motivated students who lack adequate preparation and financial resources for college attendance to pursue a college degree. To meet the specific need of its students, HEOP primarily provides testing, counseling, and tutoring. Academic advisement and financial assistance are also available. Students must meet certain academic and economic guidelines to qualify for the program.