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Applying to HEOP

To apply to HEOP, you must complete an undergraduate admissions application and check the HEOP box. You do not send a special application to HEOP.

(Note: Applications for the 2023-2024 Higher Education Opportunity Program cohort are now being accepted through the Common Application.)

Along with your application, you must submit:

  • Official high school transcript or copy of GED scores.
  • Two letters of recommendations (teacher, guidance counselor, employer, etc.)
  • Submit SAT and/or ACT test scores.
    Note: Fisher is test-optional. Test scores are considered official if sent from the testing agency or directly from the high school.
  • One page personal statement (download the HEOP Personal Statement Form [pdf]).

Note: Strong candidates, reviewed and determined by the HEOP committee, will be invited to participate in a mandatory interview and HEOP testing session.

Academic Policies

First-year students must attend a five-week academic Pre-First-Year Summer Program. All students are required to pursue their studies on a full-time basis and are required to use academic support services such as advisement, counseling, and tutoring throughout their academic career.

HEOP Financial Aid

To be eligible for HEOP, all applicants must complete and submit the following:

Note: Students should apply for both FAFSA and TAP by no later than February 15.

Transfer Students

To transfer into HEOP at Fisher, students must have been enrolled in a special program such as HEOP, EOP, SEEK, and College Discovery at their previous institution. Verification of status is required before final acceptance. Acceptance into the program as a transfer is dependent on space available within HEOP.