Friday, September 26, 2008
Your application is your “first impression” to the college admission office; a neat, well-prepared, typed application will make a good first impression. Submit one copy of the application to the College Office along with your check payable to the college and a large stamped, addressed envelope (five stamps); we will forward it to the college along with your teachers’ recommendation letters, school report (counselor’s recommendation) and transcript. Everything will be mailed at the same time along with your check, thereby reducing the error factor. Your cancelled check will be your proof that the application was received.
1st Note: If applying to multiple schools with the common application, the College Office will make copies of the entire application. You are required to submit envelopes and checks payable to each college/university.
2nd Note: Some colleges, like NYU, are requiring that the supplement to the common application be submitted with the common application. The supplement must be sent at the same time or your application will not be processed. This is new so please complete the supplement for each school.
2. RON BROWN SCHOLAR PROGRAM: a scholarship competition for Black or African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need. The applicant must be a US citizen or hold a permanent resident visa card. Each year, a minimum of ten students will be designated Ron Brown Scholars and will receive $10,000 annually for four years, for a total of $40,000. Applications must be postmarked no later than November 1, 2008. Applications may be obtained from the website: http://www.ronbrown.org/
3. SAE ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS for students interested in engineering and related sciences: Applications must be postmarked by December 1, 2008. For more information go to www.sae.org/students/engschlr.htm
4. SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY’S School of Architecture has 10 full scholarships for young men and women of color interested in pursuing a five year professional degree in Architecture.
5. NYU is offering scholarships up to $15,000 for students pursuing a career in education.
6. POSSE SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: Interested in a full scholarship to: Brandeis, Babson, Colby, DePauw, Dickinson, Franklin and Marshall, Lafayette, Middlebury, Trinity, Vanderbilt, or Wheaton? Posse is looking for a diverse group of high school seniors who are dynamic, talented, and ambitious, and who have exhibited strong leadership in school or in their communities while demonstrating promise academically. This is an Early Decision application. If you receive the scholarship, you must rescind all other applications. IF INTERESTED SUBMIT YOUR RESUME TO THE COLLEGE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY!! DEADLINE TO THE COLLEGE OFFICE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
7. “EDUCATION MATTERS” Scholarship deadline October 31, 2008
8. “COCA-COLA" Scholarship deadline October 31, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
What is the ACT?
The ACT test evaluates the general knowledge of high school students and the ability to do college level work.
--The multiple choice test covers for content areas: English, math, reading and science.
--The writing test measures a student's skill in planning and writing an essay.
The ACT test is closer to the type of information covered in your high school classes.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Fee waivers are available for high school juniors or seniors in the United States, Puerto Rico, or U.S. territories who cannot afford to pay SAT test fees.
You can receive up to four fee waiver cards (two for the SAT, two for Subject Tests) to cover both your junior and senior years.
You can qualify to waive up to four college application fees.
Fee waivers are available in the college office, room 307.
Both Ms. Messina and Mis Rivera are available to help you get a fee waiver.
If you qualify for free lunch you qualify for a fee waiver.
To qualify for a fee waiver, please bring a copy of your family's 2006 or 2007 income tax return, with you listed as a dependent. The guidelines are:
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008:
1. LaGuardia College Open House 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
2. Lehman College Info Tech/Business 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 5, 2008:
College Scholarship advisement all day in Room 307
Monday, Sept. 8, 2008:
LeMoyne College interviews available
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008:
SAT registration deadline for Oct. 4th test
Friday, Sept. 12, 2008:
College scholarship advisement all day Room 307
Sunday, Sept 14, 2008:
Yale University Info Session St. George Library 2:00 pm
Monday, Sept. 15, 2008:
Traditional Family Essay Contest deadline
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008:
SAT late registration
Friday, Sept. 19, 2008:
1. College scholarship advisement all day Room 307
2. ACT registration deadline for Oct. 25th
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008:
1. ACT late registration deadline
2. Buffalo State Open House
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008:
Macaulay Honors College open house CSI 7-9 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 26, 2008:
1. College scholarship advisement all day Room 307
2. National Hazing Prevention Week 2008 Contest Scholarship
3. SAT deadline for Nov. 1 exam
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008:
SUNY Potsdam and SUNY Canton Open Houses
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008:
OXY Cash for College Sweepstakes
Monday, Sept. 29, 2008:
1. Borough of Manhattan CC open house
2. Practice SAT at New Dorp HS (Free)
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008:
1. "Tell A Friend" Sweepstakes
2. College Engineering deadline
3. XEROX Technical Minority Scholarship deadline
4. Red Vines Drawing Contest
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
You are cordially invited to a Yale Information Session with Funmi Showole, Assistant Director of Admissions on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at the St. George Library Auditorium, 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301. Bring your parents. Registration is optional but STRONGLY encouraged. For registration and directions, please visit http://admissions.yale.edu/events.
BTW: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University
P.O. Box 208234, New Haven, CT 06520. 204-452-9316