College and Career Center
Welcome to the College and Career Center website!
A lot has changed, but I am looking 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!
You can also now visit the Resource Center and Work Room (143B), where you can skim through college brochures, find answers to common questions, and work on your college and financial aid applications.
I can be reached quickly by e-mail: email@example.com
Office: Room 143A Office Phone Number: (718) 937- 3010 x. 1431
Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 7:40 am- 2:50 pm
Resource Center/ Work Room: Closed at this time
STUDENTS: Receive Reminders and Opportunities by Text and the Remind App
Seniors: Class of 2021: Remind App Codes:
Computer Tech/ Cisco/ Pre- Engineering/ New Media : App Code: bh68dka -or- Text @bh68dka to 81010
Cosmetology/ Barbering/ Graphics/ Business: App Code: aekg8hc -or- Text @aekg8hc to 81010
Electrical/ Plumbing/ No CTE: App Code: bc7ffe -or- Text @bc7ffee to 81010
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.
College Fairs and Open Houses
Check out Virtual College Fairs and Open Houses!
The largest annual event of the year is now virtual. Over 600 colleges are attending.
November 8th - To explore colleges and Register- Click here!
* You can also visit a college's website to find out about more virtual events*
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 !
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!
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 DREAM ACT 2020.docx
November - December
*Download the FULL Timeline here: Timelines.pdf
*Download the letter of recommendation information/ request form here: Letter of Rec Request.pdf
- Career search and interest inventories (see below)
- Extra-curricular activities
- 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: Timeline Flyers.docx
***Visit Sunnyside Community Services for FREE SAT Prep***
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 Collegeboard account
CUNY Admission Information
SUNY Admission Information
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'.
Only For students who require the Dream Act: DREAM ACT 2020.docx
Information: Paying for College and Financial Aid
College Application Instructions and Tips
Instructions for the CUNY Application: CUNY Application Fall 2020.docx
Instructions for SUNY and Private/ Out of State colleges: SUNY Common App Instructions 2020.docx
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 Enrollment Checklist.docx
Always stay in touch with the college counselor throughout the process!
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! Use your GPA and SAT scores to compare colleges within your college match categories: College Match Tool.xlsx
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.
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! **
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
Scholarships: Academic Achievement
Check out some of these scholarships at Scholarsapp.com
** Check scholarships at the schools you plan on applying to **
Scholarships: Specific Interests, Careers, and Circumstances
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 no: 332900
Counselor Name: Anna Karabelas
Counselor/ School Phone Number: (718) 937- 3010
Counselor E-mail: email@example.com