College and Career Center
From the College and Career Center
Ms. Karabelas, College Counselor
Welcome Back Parents and Students! Thank you for visiting the new college office website! I am looking forward to working with you this year and helping you achieve your goals in terms of your educational and vocational plans upon graduation. I am here to also help ALL students get a head start on planning for life after High School. It's never too early to ask questions, search colleges and programs, 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 find me in room 151 from 9:10 am until 4:20 pm, except period 7. I can be reached by phone at (718) 937-3010, ext. 1513 and E-mail: email@example.com. I welcome e-mails and calls from your parents and guardians.
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Civil Service Exam Announcements
Seniors graduating with certain CTE Certifications may qualify for New York State jobs. New job examinations have been announced. See Ms. K for more information.
You can also view the New York City civil service exams HERE.
New Opportunities for Students
Seniors, sign up for 'Transition Groups'. First group begins Friday, February 3rd. Take the fear out of adulting!
College and Financial Aid Events:
SUNY Oneonta Information Sessions in NYC: 5/20. For more inormation and to register visit: Oneonta's website to register.
Ongoing SUNY Events at the NYC Welcome Center. Financail Aid, EOP, Finding a good fit, and MORE! Visit their site for all available events: https://www.suny.edu/attend/events/
College Fair FREE- Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Queens College, Flushing, 11 am - 2 pm. Download the postcard: QC College Fair.jpg
SUNY College Fair- Sunday May 21, 2017 at the NYC Armory Track & Field Center and May 23rd, 2017 at SUNY Old Westbury in Long Island. Visit their events site for more details
LOW-COST (9-11th grade) SAT Prep Classes at Sunnyside Community Center. 10-Week After School Program, March 3, 2016 - May 5, 2016. Curious? Come to the Parent and Student Orientation on March 1st at 5:30 pm. For more information call (718) 784-6173 ext. 436 Download their informational flyer: Sunnyside SAT Spring.pdf
FREE College Experience at Swarthmore College Discover Swarthmore! Undocumented and DACA-eligble students are OK ! See Ms. K for a nomination!
FREE PSAT 1- hour prep session with Kaplan For information and to register, click here Begins October 1st
Need Help Applying for Financial Aid and TAP? Register for a location near you TODAY and get FREE HELP through College Goal NY: Click here to learn more and Sign-up!
Visit Ms. K (rm 151) or see below to learn about SCHOLARSHIP opportunities !
Resume Building Opportunities:
Planting at Flushing Meadows Park: May 13th and May 20th, 10am - 2 pm. Register HERE
NYPD Summer Youth Police Academy: 6 Week program, 5 days a week: 8:30 am - 2:00 pm. Begins July 5th. See Ms. K for application.
Download a list of Summer Opportunities! All grades and all interests! Summer Opportunities 2017.pdf
Paid Internship: Local storage company looking for a bilingual Spanish, student intern for customer service. This is a PAID position. See Ms. K.
Sophomore Tutoring Program with The Door: Get FREE Help in English and Math. Held every Wednesday 6-8 pm. Great start to SAT Prep too!!! Visit Ms. K in room 151 to learn about how to sign-up
Sadie Nash Leadership Project: 6- week program for HS girls. Receive unlimited metro card and $50/ week. Great opportunity. First deadline: March 3, 2017. Final deadline: April 21, 2017. Visit: www.sadienash.org
SYEP~ Summer Youth Employment Program NOW OPEN!!! 6-weeks paid summer work. Deadline: March 17th, 2017. Click Here for more information, FAQs, and to Apply
Judicial Internship Program~ Interested in Law??? 11th grade only, gpa 85. See Ms. K for application and information. Deadline: March 23, 2017
Junior Females interested in running? Apply to NY Road Runners. All levels of experience can apply. Learn about running as a sport, nutrition, health, body image. Those who complete the program will receive a $2,000 scholarship. See Ms.K about applying.
Engineering Summer Program- Participate in science and engineering workshops and experiences, and SAT Prep. FREE !!! At Manhattan College. Open to current 9th - 11th graders. See Ms. K, ASAP for application. Deadline April 14, 2017
Technology Fellowship - Current 10th- 11th graders. Weekly tech classes, professional mentoring and internships. Will Begin September 2017 and last the entire school year. Deadline April 9, 2017. See Ms. K for details.
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 151 or Ms. Zagada in 449.
Ladders for Leaders: Nationally Recognized Program. Paid Summer Internships, pre- employment training, and networking events. See Ms. K for details or visit : www.nyc.gov/dycd
Journalism program with Stonybrook - FREE 7 day program for current 10th or 11th graders. Includes the course, room and board. Only pay the $200 administrative fee~ but there are fee waivers. Pick up an application in Ms. K's office.
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 151 as soon as possible. Click here to learn more about this center!
Summer Programs at Queensborough Community College- STEM and internships. Click here to visit their website! **Some fees may apply**
Tutoring Opportunity: Brooklyn Public Library needs After School Homework Helpers. Must be able to volunteer 2 hours weekly after school (3 pm-6 pm). Apply online!
Emma Bowen Foundation- Paid Summer Internships. Application received by November 6th are guaranteed a first interview! Apply Here !!!
Environmental Volunteer Opportunity! Help maintain and care for Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Register for the December 10th Kick Off: E-mail Catherine.firstname.lastname@example.org
NYU High School Academy : Different Weekend Workshops (Art, Photo, Architecture, Fashion Design, and MORE! )Visit the Website!
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 and Apply here
Great opportunity to beautify the community and gain access to FREE sat prep, scholarships, and college/career workshops! Open to ALL students! Visit Publicolor to find learn more! See Ms. K for enrollment
FREE classes, workshops, programs, and certification opportunities: computers, marketing, graphics, photo, adobe, game design, and more! See Ms. K for more details
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 !
Is your citizenship status making you nervous? Are you scared and confused? You aren't alone!
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!
Have questions? Sometimes it's a good idea to get legal help and consultation. You can use UnLocal and Action NYC.
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 !
- Receive acceptances
- Review Financial Aid packages and make decision. See Ms. K for assistance
- Inform Ms. K about acceptances and which school you will enroll in
- Begin Enrollment:
- Send responses and deposit. Deposit waived if receiving FAFSA
- Attend placement exams
- Complete school-based documents.
- Attend Freshman orientation and register for your first semester!
March - June
- Start seeing the college counselor to begin planning. 6 months until you begin your applications.
- Begin your College Search. Use the links below under 'Research Careers and Colleges'.
- Visit College Fairs and Orientations!
- SAT practice Online FREE SAT prep through Khan Academy / SAT Prep in QV with Goodwill in room 417/ Sunnyside Center Low Cost SAT and college planning prep
- Volunteer, Extracurricular Activities
- Get your grades up !!!
- Meet with College Counselor to begin planning and preparing
- Identify possible careers and paths to get there
- Inform teachers that you will ask for letters of recommendations
*** ALL Juniors are taking a FREE In-School SAT in April ***
SAT and ACT Information
SAT Test Date
October 1, 2016
September 1, 2016
November 5, 2016
October 7, 2016
December 3, 2016
November 3, 2016
Parent taxes needed for SAT and ACT fee waivers
ACT Test Date
September 10, 2016
August 5, 2016
October 22, 2016
September 16, 2016
December 10, 2016
November 4, 2016
Download Center: CUNY
Download Center: SUNY
View the SUNY Admission Profile, 4 Year Colleges and Universities: SUNY Admission 2016.pdf
View the SUNY Admission Profile, 2 Year Colleges and Universities: SUNY CC 2016.pdf
View the SUNY Admission Profile, Honors Program: SUNY Honors 2016.pdf
View the SUNY Admission Profile, Educational Opportunity Program: SUNY EOP 2016.pdf
Download Center: Financial Aid
Financial Aid Support Document (distributed to all Seniors): FAFSA Support 2.docx
View information straight from HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation): FAFSA HESC.pptx
Research Careers and Colleges
The first step in planning for your future is to figure out your interests and strengths. Use this information to learn about possible careers and required education. Research colleges and universities that can help you get there. Here is a list of some helpful websites to get you started:
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:
Academic and College/Career Prep Programs
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! **
Believe it or not, there are scholarships out there for everyone!
Scholarships aren't only awarded to seniors, come see me to receive assistance with this process!
Scholarships: Open to all HS students
Open to 9-12th grade !!! Diverse Minds Scholarship: Write and Illustrate a children's book. $500- $5,000 awards. Full details at www.bnaibrith.org/diverseminds Deadline: March 24, 2017
Open to Juniors !!! Females interested in Running - Can apply for NY Road Runner. Complete all requirements and receive a $2,000 scholarship Deadline: April 7, 2017. See Ms. K for details
BP CommunityScholarship Program: 2 and 4 year schools, demonstrating financial need. Deadline: March 24, 2017 Visit to apply: www.bpscholarships.com
$1,000 Scholarship offered by the Empire Funeral Director's Association. Minimum gpa 80. Deadline: March 31, 2017. See Ms. K. for application.
VIP Scholarship - $5,000 Must be at least 13 years old and submit an entry. Deadline: April 30, 2017 . See Ms. K for application.
SP Scholarship - $10,000. Any Senior can apply. Deadline: April 30, 2017. See Ms. K for application
Milton Fischer Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity: Deadline April 30, 2017. $20,000!!! Check their website for eligibility information and application!
Review It Scholarship - $1,000. gpa 80+. Deadline: June 30,2017. See Ms. K for application
SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal NYC Grant- Issued to ALL students accepted to Plattsburgh
Scholarships: Academic Achievement
Joel S. Pollack Memorial Scholarship. $1,000 Award. Overall gpa 90 + Deadline: March 20, 2017. Pick up application in Ms. K's office
Louie Family Foundation Scholarships- $4,000. gpa 90 +. Deadline March 30, 2017. See Ms. K for application
NYC Born and Raised Scholarship: Deadline: August 1, 2017. $2,500! 85+ gpa, Short Application and Essay Required. See Ms. K for details
Ithaca College: Martin Luther King Scholar Program- More than $25,000/year Click here for the application process!
SUNY Plattsburgh Cardinal Scholarship- Based on academic achievement. $3,500/year Required: 88 gpa Click Here for more information!
** Check scholarships at the schools you plan on applying to **
Scholarships: Specific Interests, Careers, and Circumstances
English and Foreign Language Majors: Must excel in Language classes. See Ms.K for application information. Deadline: March 20, 2017
Community Service: Stephen T. Dooley Community Service Award. $1,000 award. Deadline: March 20, 2017. Pick up applications in Ms. K's office.
College Now/ CUNY: Must have completed a College Now course, and plans to attend a CUNY college in Fall. Pick up application in Ms. K's office. Deadline: March 31, 2017
ART: Interest in art, and academic success. Stephanie Marie Burgos Scholarship. See Ms. K for application. Deadline: April 10th, 2017
Education, Math, Queens College CUNY: TIME 2000 Deadline Rolling Apply Here
Fashion: Aspiring Fashion Professional Scholarship Visit their website
Animation: Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Visit their website
Business: Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP Educational Grant. $1,000 per year. Pick up application in Ms. K's office. Deadline: April, 15, 2017
Electrical Engineering and Contracting: AEC Electrical Scholarship Deadline: May 19th, 2017 Download the application HERE
Business: Form Swift Scholarship Program Click Here to Learn More
Immigrant students (or 2 immigrant parents)/ Undocumented OK: Application available December of every year Click her for the Ascend Education Fund Schoalrship
Undocumented Students: THE NYS Youth Leadership Council Scholarship: Apply on their website. Click Here! Deadline: November 4th, 2016
NY STEM scholarships, visit hesc.ny.gov
Information: Paying for College and Financial Aid
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
Information: College Application Tips and Websites
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 !