Pre-Freshman Summer Academy

All students who are part of the Educational Opportunity Program are required to attend the three-week EOP Pre-Freshman Summer Academy, designed to prepare EOP freshmen with the academic, social, emotional, and professional foundation they need to be successful at MVCC. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year's program will be held online Sunday, Aug. 2, through Friday, Aug. 21. If you have any questions or concerns, contact EOP Director Salina Billins at

2020 Virtual Summer Academy Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. If students have been accepted to MVCC as a student enrolled in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), you will need to participate in the free EOP Virtual Freshman Summer Academy.

Prior to the start of the Virtual Summer Academy, students are required to participate in an orientation July 28-30, and then the Academy will run online from Monday, August 2, through Friday, August 21, 2020. All students must participate for the entire three weeks, including the orientation.

The Virtual Summer Academy will provide each student with a laptop so that engagement with instructors, staff, and EOP peer mentors are consistent and meaningful. Each student will earn a $300 Summer EOP Allowance Stipend. The Academy also gives MVCC's EOP Class of 2022 the opportunity to connect with each other, become better prepared for college, and participate in a free leadership institute and other online activities. In addition, students will earn 1 credit hour for completing a college course. 

No, we also provide online personal and academic development workshops, meetings with counselors, recreational and social activities, and networking opportunities planned as part of the summer program. All activities are outlined in a summer schedule, which will be provided on the first day of class.

YES! In addition to our professional staff, we connect you with current EOP students and alumni who serve as mentors to assist you with making the transition from high school to MVCC. Some have already completed a summer academy and are leaders and role models at MVCC and other SUNY EOP campuses. These student leaders will attend some sessions with you and help guide you from the moment you begin the online process.

All students receive their M Number with their college acceptance letter. You will use your M Number to look up your financial aid package, student class schedule, etc.

We encourage you to refrain from working, as your daily schedule is packed with schoolwork, activities, and workshops. You may not have time to work. We know this is a significant sacrifice for many of our students, and we hope to ease the potential burden by providing the Virtual EOP Summer Academy FREE for all participants.
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