NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
NOTE 1-SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES:
Dreyfus Growth Opportunity Fund, Inc. (the "Fund") is registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940
("Act") as a diversified open-end management investment company. The Fund's investment objective is to
provide long-term capital growth consistent with the preservation of capital. The Dreyfus Corporation
("Manager") serves as the Fund's investment adviser. The Manager is a direct subsidiary of Mellon Bank, N.A.
("Mellon"). Premier Mutual Fund Services, Inc. is the distributor of the Fund's shares, which are sold to the
public without a sales charge.
The Fund's financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles which
may require the use of management estimates and assumptions. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
(A) PORTFOLIO VALUATION: Investments in securities (including options)
are valued at the last sales price on the securities exchange on which such securities are primarily traded or at the
last sales price on the national securities market. Securities not listed on an exchange or the national securities
market, or securities for which there were no transactions, are valued at the average of the most recent bid and
asked prices. Bid price is used when no asked price is available. Securities for which there are no such valuations
are valued at fair value as determined in good faith under the direction of the Board of Directors. Investments
denominated in foreign currencies are translated to U.S. dollars at the prevailing rates of exchange. Forward
currency exchange contracts are valued at the forward rate.
(B) FOREIGN CURRENCY TRANSACTIONS: The Fund does not isolate that portion of the results of
operations resulting from changes in foreign exchange rates on investments from the fluctuations arising from
change in market prices of securities held. Such fluctuations are included with the net realized and unrealized gain
or loss from investments.