Free Driver's Education is back!
SENIORS: Free Driver's Education is back at QV! Get your form outside room 449 to get started. More details on the program are attached.
PLEASE NOTE: My office has been relocated to room 143
Welcome Back Students and Parents! Thank you for visiting the new college office website! I am looking forward to working with you this year and helping you achieve your educational and/or vocational goals. I am here to also help ALL students get a head start on planning for life after High School. It's never to early to ask questions, search careers and colleges, and apply for scholarships! On this page you will find very important information, resources, and opportunities to help you prepare for college and your career. Take a Look around!
You can also now visit the New Resource Center and Work Room (also in room 143), where you can skim through college brochures, find answers to common questions, and work on your college and financial aid applications. We will be up and running in just a few weeks!
I can be reached quickly by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Phone Number: (718) 937- 3010 x. 1431
Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 7:40 am- 2:50 pm , except period 7
Resource Center/ Work Room: Monday - Friday 7:45 am- 2:45 pm. Closed period 7
STUDENTS: Receive Updates and Reminders with Text and the Remind App
Class of 2018: Remind App code: a49dca -or- TEXT @a49dca to 81010
Class of 2019: Remind App code: 6c6f3a -or- TEXT @6c6f3a to 81010
College Fair at the NY Public Library - September 29, 2017- 10am- 2 pm: 476 5th Ave. (Between 42nd St. and 5th Ave)
Annual Black College Expo - Open to ALL students - September 30, 2017 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Purchase Tickets Here!
Queens Vocational Annual College Fair !!! October 10, 2017 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm. Visit with many 4-year and 2-year colleges. Opportunity to register for 1-on-1 financial aid assistance!
HUGE College Fair - Over 200 schools: The Big Apple College Fair- October 22, 2017 1-4 pm at the Jacob Javitz Center (Hall 1C)
Meet with the top universities in the UK ! October 7, 2017 Register: Click Here
Pre- College Art Program at Cooper Union- Saturday classes. Visit their website for more details! Free classes, free metro!
Amazing opportunity for any student interested in Science and Technology pathways! The STEP program is free to all eligible students; fee waivers are also available. Partner with colleges in NYC and gain experience, college credits, free Kaplan SAT prep, and transition help when you begin college. Don't miss out. See Ms. K in 143 or Ms. Zagada in 449.
Internship Opportunity: PLAY, early childhood enrichment center is looking for assistants to work with children 2-6 years old. Great for students interested in teaching, childcare, customer service/hospitality. Only 2 stops from Court Square. See Ms. K in 143 as soon as possible.
TORCH Peer Leadership: TORCH is looking for teens who are interested in learning about sexual health, are responsible, passionate, creative, and energetic leaders, and who have a desire to empower other teens to lead healthy lives. ($9 per hour) Learn more here!
Scroll Down for great programs (BCNY, Urban Upbound, ACE, SEO Scholars) that offer resume-building experience and college readiness perks like SAT Prep and workshops !
Use UP NEXT to receive free and personalized texting support throughout your financial aid process. Just text you first and last name to (240) 623- 8319 to get started!
Please, don't wait until it's too late to discuss your situation with the college counselor. Every conversation is confidential. Learn about your options early.
Check out these resources and scholarships that can help you out!
6 Things Undocumented Students Need to Know: Click here for 6 quick facts
Organizations, Resources, and the NY Law allowing students to pay in-state tuition: New York: Pages 22-24
Find Legal Help, Call the DACA Hotline, get help with the application, and more! Visit We Own The Dream!
A great list of scholarships that are friendly to undocumented students: Get the list here!
Visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for access to more opportunities: Don't Miss Out!
Scholarship Opportunity that has partnered with our CUNY colleges: Visit TheDream.us !
*** ALL Juniors are taking a FREE In-School SAT in the Spring ***
SAT Test Date
October 7, 2017
September 8, 2017
November 4, 2017
October 5, 2017
December 2, 2017
November 2, 2017
ACT Test Date
September 9, 2017
August 4, 2017
October 28, 2017
September 22, 2017
December 9, 2017
November 3, 2017
View the CUNY Admission Profile: CUNY Admission Profile 2017.pdf Also available at the College Office
Learn about the Macaulay Honors Program:
Macaulay View Book: Macaulay View Book.pdf
Macaulay Fact Sheet: Macaulay Fact Sheet.pdf
CUNY Application Directions and Tips: CUNY Directions.docx Also available at the College Office
View SUNY application Instructions: SUNY Directions.docx Also available at the College Office
View the SUNY Admission Profile, 4 Year Colleges and Universities: SUNY Admission 2017.pdf
View the SUNY Admission Profile, 2 Year Colleges and Universities: SUNY CC 2017.pdf
View the SUNY Admission Profile, Honors Program: SUNY Honors 2017.pdf
View the SUNY Admission Profile, Educational Opportunity Program: SUNY EOP 2017.pdf
Financial Aid - FAFSA application Instructions: FAFSA Directions.docx Also available at the College Office
NY State TAP application instructions: TAP Directions.docx Also available at the College Office
View information straight from HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation): FAFSA HESC.pptx
Use NYC College Line to get you started !
Research colleges around the country. Use your preferences to filter your results at Big Future by College Board
Research Colleges by career: BestColleges.com
More college and career research sites: LearnHowToBecome.org
Want to go away and still stay in New York? Check out these New York State schools. WNY College Connection can help you explore some state schools and their application process.
Use these other websites to compare colleges:
Don't underestimate the importance of Extra-Curricular activities. Doing a little bit more will go a long way when Colleges are reviewing your application. Here you will find programs that can provide support through personalized academic help, college/ career exploration, and extra perks (like free SAT prep).
BCNY the Boys Club of New York offers multiple services such as: a College Access Program, a Career Prep Program with paid employment, and tons of member benefits (FREE SAT prep, tutoring, sports teams, STEM club, and other various clubs)
The ACE Mentor Program is specifically designed for students interested in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. Here you get to work with real professionals on projects, receive college and career advisement, and access to scholarships. Click here for the brochure
** These are great opportunities to help yourself academically, receive free helpful services, and engage in career exploration and preparation! **
Albert Shanker Scholarship. $5,000 - Pick up applications in Ms. K's office room 143. Deadline: January
SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal NYC Grant- Issued to ALL students accepted to Plattsburgh
Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Applications open until October 2, 2017: Entering its 19th year, the Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom (88 gpa +) and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Science, Technology, and Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Check out their programs: Click Here and for the Awards Application: Click Here
** Check scholarships at the schools you plan on applying to **
Juniors - Class of 2018- Hispanic Heritage Youth Awards Applications open until October 2, 2017: Entering its 19th year, the Youth Awards honor Latino high school seniors who excel in the classroom (88 gpa +) and community and for their focus in various categories including: Business & Entrepreneurship, Community Service, Education, Healthcare & Science, Media & Entertainment, Science, Technology, and Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Check out their programs: Click Here and for the Awards Application: Click Here
Light the Way Scholarship at Assumption College: Apply by December 15 Click here for application $25,000/ year for impacting the world in a positive way. Community service, volunteering, innovations to help others.
Immigrant students (or 2 immigrant parents)/ Undocumented OK: Application available December of every year Click here for the Ascend Education Fund Schoalrship
NY STEM scholarships, visit hesc.ny.gov
Watch a short overview about paying for college on YouTube: Click Here
The office of Post Secondary Readiness: Scholarship and Financial Aid information Click Here
LendEDU The parent Guide to Paying for College Click Here
LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline: Text-in your questions about Financial Aid, scholarships, and loans to (302)278-4037. Check out the website for more information!
Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Loans Online Course Click here
For NY State Financial Aid, Scholarship, Grant Information visit HESC.ny.gov
Apply to CUNY (city public colleges) at CUNY.edu
Apply to SUNY (state public colleges and universities) at SUNY.edu
Over 600 private schools use the Common Application. Click here to see which schools use the Common App and to create an account.
If a school does not use CUNY, SUNY, or CommonApp then you have to apply directly to that institution.
Don't forget to send your SAT scores from College Board, and your transcript from any College Now courses.
Application Fee Waivers are available if you qualify !
Accepted to a school and ready to enroll? Use this great tool to access checklists for enrollment: Click Here!
Always stay in touch with the college counselor throughout the process !
View the College Application Guide created by the Fair Opportunity Project Download it here !