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How do I apply to REOC and what are the qualifications?

Entrance Requirements to REOC:

  • 17+ years old for High School Equivalency and English for Speakers of other Languages
  • 18+ years old for vocational programs
  • Proof of Income
  • Proof of New York State Residency
  • Photo Identification
  • I-94 or Green Card (if you are not a citizen of the United States)
  • View REOC’s Required Documentation Checklist

Requirements for applying to REOC’s programs and courses:

View program requirements checklists. Print out appropriate program requirement checklist and bring all required documentation to REOC for review.  Contact REOC Admissions Department (585) 232-2730 ext. 235 for more information.

Requirements vary by individual program.

Income Guidelines:

Income guidelines vary. Please contact an Admission Representative at


The application process into REOC is relatively simple, but its success is based on your enthusiasm and follow-through. You must read each area of the online application carefully and answer all required questions. Current telephone numbers and contact information are CRITICAL.

Follow these steps:

  1. Complete REOC’s online application (make sure you choose Rochester EOC as the location for your programs)
  2. Remember your Login ID and PIN Number. This will be your access information anytime you access the Banner system.
  3. If you change your mind and want to choose another program after submitting your online application, please do not complete another application. Simply contact the REOC Admissions Office at to make that change.
  4. After completing the online application, review the REOC Required Documentation Checklist and bring ALL documentation to the REOC Admissions office (161 Chestnut Street, Rochester, NY) to have your documentation reviewed.
  5. Once all required documentation has been approved, you may be scheduled to take the TABE (Test of Adult Basic Education) Test or the CREST (Criterion-Referenced English Syntax Test).
  6. You will be advised of your next steps for Admission based on the results of your test.