College and Career Center
I look forward to working with you this year and helping you achieve your post-secondary goals. I am here to 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 college information for CUNY and SUNY schools, resources to guide you through the application process, and opportunities to help you stand out. Take a look around!
Seniors requiring help with applications will be able to meet with me or make an appointment with Sunnyside Community Services.
Office: Room 143A
Email: [email protected]
Office Phone Number: (718) 937- 3010 x. 1431
Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 7:40 am- 2:50 pm.
Resource Center/Work Room: Monday- Friday, 7:40 am- 2:50 pm.
Remind: Receive reminders and opportunities by text and the Remind app.
HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
Use this information on your college applications:
Queens Technical High School
37-02 47th Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101
School CEEB number: 332900
Counselor Name: Anna Karabelas
Counselor School Phone Number: (718) 937- 3010
Counselor Email: [email protected]
CIVIL SERVICE EXAM ANNOUNCEMENTS
Many types of jobs are available through our city's services as a city employee. To be considered, you must complete a civil service examination. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) accepts applications for the civil service examinations in various jobs monthly. Check out the links below for this month's exams and job openings. To find yearly/ monthly exam schedules visit the DCAS website.
FINANCIAL AID EVENTS AND ASSISTANCE
Use NextGenVest to receive free and personalized texting support for financial aid, scholarship help, and budgeting. Visit nextgenvest.com to sign up for free!
Use UP NEXT to receive free and personalized texting support throughout your financial aid process. Just text your first and last name to (240) 623- 8319 to get started!
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES - BOOST YOUR RESUME !
SAT Prep, Internships and volunteer work with our partners, Sunnyside Community Service: Visit Room 212 and 219 for opportunities and information. REGISTER NOW for the Fall part 2 session
Learn 3D Animation (Art, filming, video game design) - Made in NY Animation Lab. Every Thursday 4:30 - 6:00 pm. 162-24 Jamaica Ave, 2nd Fl. To sign up call (917) 282-0931 or e-mail: [email protected]
Teen Internship Program at the Brooklyn Library- Open to grades 10-12. You can choose to focus on digital media, youth and family services, humanities and more! Gain volunteer experience while earning a stipend ( a small allowance) $ . Visit their website or call them at (718) 230-2406 to learn more and apply.
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 !
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.
Download Ms. K's Guide to the Dream Act & TAP
Work on your College Applications
Finalize college essay
Make sure FSA ID's and passwords are accurate
Start the FAFSA/ Look for Ms. K's events
Research/ Apply to scholarships
Make appointments for CUNY/FAFSA Review before submitting
Submit Common App colleges
Begin TAP when FAFSA is processed
Submit SATs scores via College Board (IF submitting)
Send Thank you letters to your recommenders
*Download the FULL Timeline below
*Download the letter of recommendation information/ request form below
SENIOR TIMELINE FILES
SENIORS: SAT INFORMATION
Colleges with changes to SAT policies or applicants applying for Fall 2021:
CUNY is TEST BLIND
SUNY is TEST OPTIONAL
Private & Out of State colleges- many are TEST OPTIONAL: Check with each college you're interested in
SAT Registration Dates. *SPRING DATES and CHANGES TO COME*
Juniors, activate Fee Waiver benefits after Spring SAT school day on your College Board account
Career search and interest inventories (see below)
Study and get extra-help for classes
SAT Prep. (1st SAT is in the Spring)
Create your collegeboard.org account
Explore career pathways on College Board using BigFuture.collegeboard.org
* Download the full timeline below
***Visit Sunnyside Community Services for FREE SAT Prep**
CUNY ADMISSION INFORMATION
View the CUNY Admission Profile 2019 below (printed copies available in the College Office)
Learn about the Macaulay Honors Program below
SUNY ADMISSION INFORMATION
SUNY Admissions 2019 below
SUNY EOP Admissions 2019 below *** Student must meet Financial criteria to qualify***
CUNY AND SUNY FILES
FINANCIAL AID INSTRUCTIONS
Seniors in need of Ms. K's FAFSA and TAP instructions: Visit your Google Classroom and review instructions and tutorial videos under 'Financial Aid'.
The FULL comprehensive instructional guide below
Only For students who require the Dream Act: Document below
View information from HESC (Higher Education Services Corporation) below
FINANCIAL AID FILES
FINANCIAL AID HELP
- Watch a short overview about paying for college on YouTube
- The Office of Post Secondary Readiness: Scholarship and Financial Aid information
- LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline: Text-in your questions about Financial Aid, scholarships, and loans
- Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Loans Online Course
- HESC NY State Financial Aid, Scholarship, Grant Information
- More information and scholarship search at Fastweb and GoodCall
COLLEGE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
- Instructions for the CUNY Application below
- Instructions for SUNY and Private/ Out of State colleges below
- Over 600 private schools use the Common Application. See which schools use the Common App and to create an account.
- Accepted to a school and ready to enroll? Updated April 2020 below
- Always stay in touch with the college counselor throughout the process!
- View the College Application Guide created by the Fair Opportunity Project
COLLEGE APPLICATION FILES
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:
Download the College Match Tool below! Use your GPA and SAT scores to compare colleges within your college match categories below
Use NYC College Line to get you started!
Interest/skills assessment, career exploration, scholarship search at careeronestop.org
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:
Text your way through the college application and financial aid package with help from NextGenVest.
COLLEGE MATCH TOOL
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. Program Brochure
** These are great opportunities to help yourself academically, receive free helpful services, and engage in career exploration and preparation! **
Scholarships aren't only awarded to seniors, come see me to receive assistance with this process!
SCHOLARSHIPS: OPEN TO ALL HS STUDENTS
SCHOLARSHIPS: SPECIFIC INTERESTS, CAREERS, AND CIRCUMSTANCES
SCHOLARSHIPS: ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Check out some of these scholarships at Scholarsapp.com
** Check scholarships at the schools you plan on applying to **