HSAS: College/Guidance:Additional Resources

College Admissions Resources

CUNY  - link to City University of NY system

The Education Conservancy is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide equity the college application process. 
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College Planning Tools

For a glossary of College Admissions terms, please click here.
(used by permission of Lisa Sohmer, Garden School, Jackson Heights, NY)

In addition, these are some great questions to ask colleges when visiting. View link

Academic Enrichment Opportunities

 College Now
    (College Now is a free program designed to prepare New York City's public high school  students       for college.)

Lehman College Continuing Education
    This program has a well established reputation for educational, creative, and athletic courses      specifically designed for young people. Many courses are offered for teenagers that include test      preparation, study skills, music, art, and theatre.


Housing for college students in the New York City area


Opportunity Programs

The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is an academic support program established by the state of NEW YORK in 1970. It enables motivated students who lack adequate preparation and financial resources for college attendance to pursue a college degree. To meet the specific need of its students, HEOP primarily provides testing, counseling, tutoring. academic advisement and financial assistance. To see a complete list of colleges in NEW YORK STATE that have HEOP programs click here for a pdf attachment


SUNY Metropolitan Recruitment Center
The State University of New York Metropolitan Recruitment Center will be hosting Group Information Sessions regarding SUNY academic programs, applications, and financial aid. More information can be found by clicking here.

SUNY Educational Opportunities Program
The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) offers disadvantaged New York State residents who wish to attend the State University achieve this goal. More information can be found by clicking here

SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) and CD (College Discovery) are the two City University higher education opportunity programs, designed to assist high potential, low income students who otherwise might not be able to pursue a college degree because they are not academically well prepared for college level. View Site

In addition

Counselor's Pick

This is a site that Ms. Harris and Ms. Wise recommend for anyone doing research on colleges.
This is a compilation of up-to-date news articles from around the country regarding the college process including financial aid and admissions.

counselor's week

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL)
This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. View this site

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

View a state by state listing

View a list of notable graduates from historically black colleges