Visiting Paul Smith’s College is a requirement of the application process. Please contact the HEOP Office to arrange your campus visit or to provide verification that you have already met this requirements. Email: Call: 518-327-6480

First-Time Visitors

  • Some transportation costs may be covered if funds are available
    • Your income documents must submitted and reviewed by HEOP staff prior to requesting financial travel assistance.
    • You must submit your receipts for some cost to be covered.
    • Day Trips – up to four hours away; for applying students and family
    • Overnight Trips – further than 4 hours away; for applying students only
      • We will house you with a student currently in the HEOP program
      • Your meals will be provided free of charge while on campus
      • You will attend actual classes/labs taking place to get a feel for college courses.
      • You can complete your HEOP interview


  • Bus:  you may buy a bus ticket through Adirondack Trailways (destination: Paul Smiths, N.Y.) The bus comes once daily and stops immediately on campus.
  • Train: not recommended. There are no trains that stop directly at campus and this option includes a shuttle van or costly cab ride as well as additional travel time.

Hotels: There are several hotels located in Saranac Lake, NY 12983  approximately 15 minutes from campus.



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Meet the Team


Kate Mullen


My role is to maintain and administer the Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program grant from New York State. This includes periodic reporting on the program's activities and effectiveness. I am also the academic advisor for juniors and seniors in HEOP.

(518) 327-6482

Pickett Hall 203B


Amanda Leah Sorrell

Assistant Director/Counselor

Hi! I assist with recruiting students into our amazing Higher Education Opportunity (HEOP) Program; this includes visiting various high school around New York State as well as contacting students who are interested in our program. I am also the academic advisors for our first year and sophomore students. I absolutely love my job. The HEOP program is one big family. Please contact me with any questions.

(518) 327-6481

Pickett Hall 203A