To Apply, please fill out and submit the on-line application. We are currently accepting applications. All applicants must follow the application/registration process and bring the accepted documents to meet with a counselor. Read below for details. We look forward to helping you succeed.

Within 48 business hours of submitting your application, you’ll receive in your personal email inbox an Application Part 2 form that you’ll complete and submit.  You’ll next hear from an intake clerk who will verify your information and ask you to show your documents.  The clerk will review with you the next steps in the admission/registration process. 

Preliminary Requirements

In order to qualify for any program or service at the SUNY Long Island EOC, every prospective student first must meet these three preliminary requirements as set forth by the University Center for Academic and Workforce Development of the State University of New York (UCAWD/SUNY).

1. Income Eligibility
You must meet the income eligibility requirements. Please refer to the financial guidelines to determine your eligibility.

2. TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) Scores. Please refer to the accepted TABE scores for program specific requirements.

Copies of Valid Documents Accepted
to Register

Proof of Income (All that Apply):

  • 2022 Federal Tax Return (1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ). 
  • IRS Form 4506-T – filed by applicant or family with the IRS
  • Copy of IRS Letter 1722 indicating that student or parents who claim student did not file a return. 
  • HRA Cash Assistance – Current Budget letter 2022 
  • SSA/SSI Documentation – Social Security Award letter for current year 2022 
  • Veterans Administration Disability Benefits letter 
  • Unemployment, Pension, Annuity Benefits or Workers Compensation letter for 2022 
  • Child Support or Alimony payment stubs for  2022. (Court ordered or affidavit)
  • Residential (Shelter) Program Letter 2022

    Pay stubs and W2 forms ARE NOT acceptable as proof of income

Proof of Education:

  • High School Diploma
  • High School Transcript (with graduation date)
  • High School Equivalency Diploma (including test scores)
  • Foreign Diplomas (Diplomas in French, Spanish, Russian, or Ukrainian need not be translated. Diploma’s in other languages must be translated into English)

NOTE: EMT applicants should have a valid NYS Driver License. Valid NYS Learner Permit allowed with limited enrollment.

NOTE: Applicants who are currently in college, or who have earned 33 or more college credits (taken within the last 10 years), and/or who have an earned college degree from anywhere in the world at any time, may enroll in English Language Learner classes only.

Government Issued Identification:

  • NYS DMV Identification
  • NYS DMV Learner’s Permit
  • NYS DMV Driver’s License
  • HRA Benefits card with picture
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Permanent Resident card
NOTE: EMT applicants should have a valid NYS Driver License. Valid NYS Learner Permit allowed with limited enrollment.

Proof of Legal Status in the United States:

  • U.S. Birth Certificate
  • U.S. Citizenship/Naturalization Certificate
  • U.S. Passport
  • U.S. Permanent Resident card
  • U.S. Asylum documentation

New York State Residency. Any one of the following issued in your name:

  • New York State DMV Identification (driver’s license, learner’s permit, or non-driver’s ID
  • New York State Benefit card 
  • New York State Voter Registration card
  • New York State Vehicle Registration
  • New York State Apartment Lease
  • New York Residential (Shelter) Program letter
  • Postmarked mail with applicant’s name and New York address
  • Bank Statement including applicant’s name and a New York State address.
  • US-issued refugee documentation with applicant’s name and a New York address
  • New York City- or New York State-issued temporary status card or letter with name of applicant
  • New York City ID card issued in applicant’s name

Placement Testing

Career Courses and Academic Courses require a placement test called TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education)

The TABE is a math and reading assessment exam. It is used to determine your competency in these areas for program admission and class placement. If you do not meet the minimum requirements for your desired program, you may be placed in another program you qualify for and will be given the opportunity to retake the TABE at the end of the semester. TABE scores may be transferable from other organizations. In addition, TABE exams for admission at the LIEOC may not be taken more than once within a semester. TABE test scores are valid for one year.

TABE scores may be transferable from other organizations. In addition, TABE exams for placement at the LIEOC may not be taken more than once within a semester. 

Before you take the TABE, you may be asked to take a pretest (or Locator) that will determine the right TABE difficulty level for you.

Community Courses (Attain Lab):

No placement test is needed.

What should I bring?

You’ll need a legal ID, with photo.

How Do I Prepare?

While there’s no passing or failing the TABE, it’s never a bad idea to brush up before sitting for the exam, especially if you have been out of high school for a while. Luckily, it’s easy to find courses that cover the material you need to know, such as:

English as a Second Language:

Placement test administered by a professor or TABE-E test.

Admissions Counseling

The Long Island Educational Opportunity Center offers academic and workforce development programs to help you move forward. Prospective students must complete an application online and bring in all necessary proof of identification, income, and residency.

Bring in all accepted documentation to verify your eligibility when you come for your counseling appointment.