About HEOP & AHANA Pre First-Year Summer Academic Institute

All HEOP & AHANA students are required to participate in a structured and intensive five-week HEOP & AHANA Pre First-Year Summer Academic Institute (SAI) beginning in July and ending in early August. Our SAI offers classes, enrichment activities, and workshops throughout the summer. The college courses include English, theology, mathematics, and study skills.

The cost of the Cost of the HEOP & AHANA Summer Academic Institute is covered by 精东影业 and includes:

  • Meals
  • Housing
  • Tuition
  • Books and supplies 
  • Weekend activities

Important: You will receive information directly from our office with important documents that must be submitted prior to the start of the Summer Academic Institute. Please review documents carefully and submit to the HEOP & AHANA office no later than June 15th. 

What to bring:

  • Medications and prescriptions
  • Two sets of twin XL sheets, pillow(s), pillowcases and a blanket
  • Bath towels, hand towels & washcloths 
  • Bathing suit, shorts, t-shirts, and sneakers 
  • Shower caddy and shower shoes (flip flops)
  • Dress clothes for special events
  • School supplies (notebooks, pens, pencils, etc.)
  • Personal toiletries (shampoo, soap, deodorant, etc.)
  • Alarm clock
  • Fan
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bug spray
  • Your permanent residency card and New York State ID card
What not to bring:
  • gaming systems | microwaves | televisions | cars | animals | refrigerators | AC units


Students are permitted to bring their cellphones; however, the HEOP & AHANA program staff may require that they be securely checked-in during scheduled events to avoid distraction and allow students to connect and focus.  

  • Hot plates | microwaves | televisions | car | animals | refrigerators | toasters 


HEOP and its activities are supported, in whole or in part, by the New York State Education Department.