Opportunity Programs

We offer two special programs for residents of New York State that are integral to our Lasallian mission to provide education for all.

Higher Education Opportunity Program 

Through the Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), we provide specialized services to New York State residents who meet specific academic and financial criteria. If you are attending Manhattan College as part of the HEOP program, you will have access to supplementary instruction as well as a variety of counseling services to help you succeed in your classes as well as in your personal and professional life. Support services available to HEOP students include:

  • Tutorial services that are conducted on a one-on-one basis, or in groups, depending upon your needs
  • Study skills workshop designed to assist you in time management, test-taking, note-taking, reading and writing skills
  • Counseling services that will assist you with your academic, personal and career needs

Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program 

The Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) is a New York State-funded program with the purpose of providing extra support and resources to historically underrepresented students in School of Science that are pursuing science, technology and health-related careers. CSTEP starts with a summer bridge course, and continues throughout undergraduate studies.

At Manhattan College, our goal is to provide individual support to each student we work with so that he or she can reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on small classroom sizes where we can get to know students; CSTEP aims to take this priority one step further in offering individual, tailored support and small group sessions.

As a member of CSTEP, you will have access to a stack of additional resources, including:

  • A pre-freshman summer bridge program that will prepare you to transition into your first semester and succeed in your undergraduate programs
  • Comprehensive tutoring for classes that you need some extra help with
  • Facilitated study groups led by a qualified tutor who has taken the class
  • Access to staff and mentors who have been through what you are going through and can help navigate the college landscape
  • A financial stipend during the semester (approximately $350 per year)
  • Access to a personal computer that you get to keep while in the program