How to Apply

New Students

There are several steps to apply to the HEOP program. Don’t worry, though – if you have questions, we’re here to help.

To apply, submit the following to Paul Smith’s:

  • Paul Smith’s College admissions application
  • HEOP application
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors or employers
  • Verification of 2014 and 2015 household income
  • An essay discussing each of the following topics:
    • How you felt growing up in your family (positive and negative experiences)
    • How you felt growing up in your community (positive and negative experiences)
    • How you felt growing up in your school (positive and negative experiences)
    • People you care about in your life
    • Your future expectations

The following items must also be completed:

Additionally, all HEOP applicants must arrange: 

  • A campus visit arranged through the Admissions Office or HEOP
  • Interview with HEOP staff

Transfer Students

Any student who has previously attended a post-secondary institution and who participated in an opportunity program such as EOP, HEOP, SEEK or College Discovery is eligible to apply and does not have to submit the above items. Please contact HEOP for transfer requirements.

Submitting Materials

Application materials can be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Paul Smith's College
Pickett Hall 203
PO Box 265
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

Fax: (518) 327-6369 (Attn: HEOP) 




Paul Smith's College
7833 New York 30
Paul Smiths, NY 12970

(518) 327-6227
(800) 421-2605



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