College Corner

Here you will find an endless number of college resources, from how to apply, completing applications, fee waivers and more! This College Corner will be updated frequently, so be sure to come back and check out new links and announcements!






Our friends at Collegewise have launched Runway, a series of college planning programs and resources, carefully structured to give students and parents the tips, tools, and timelines they need to reach their college goals in the year (the experience, really) that is 2020.


When you sign up for Runway, you'll have access to content and videos designed for seniors and their families that cover topics including:


College list building
Finding good value colleges
Overview of types of colleges
Personal statement brainstorming and writing
Effective Common App completion
Financial aid applications
Fee waivers overview

For 9th through 11th graders, you'll find an on-demand video library, monthly newsletter, and a variety of guides covering everything from STEM programs to The Common App.


This program available to anyone and everyone, and there's no cost for access.


Sign up here: https://collegewiserunway.thinkific.com/





College Readiness Webinars through the NY Public Library!






College Readiness: An Applicant's Journey Through The College Admission

English: This is a four-part series presented by Nika Ogievetsky, a Russian-born New York educator, for high school students/families to help them prepare and successfully get through the college application process.


This program is in English. There will be a bilingual Q&A in English and Russian. 



1/13: https://queenslib.org/3pFh9zl 


1/20: https://queenslib.org/2MwhmGV 


1/27: https://queenslib.org/2KLAUGL 


2/3: https://queenslib.org/3ombwWF






SUNY and CUNY suspend testing requirements for Fall 2021 Application Cycle


CUNY: https://www.cuny.edu/cuny-continuity/cuny-continuity-for-students/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_medium=twitter&utm_term=cuny&utm_content=e5fb638c-a57e-45a7-b892-32da681794ed&utm_campaign=#sat-suspension


SAT/ACT Testing Requirement Suspended for 2021-2022

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency and to enable prospective students to effectively plan, CUNY will temporarily suspend the use of standardized admissions testing (e.g., SAT/ACT) in evaluating students for admissions into undergraduate programs.  This temporary special policy is in effect for the Spring 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022 admission cycles only and is consistent with similar policies enacted by colleges and Universities across the State and our Nation. Additional information about the admissions process will be forthcoming.


SUNY: https://www.suny.edu/suny-news/press-releases/06-20/6-29-20/academic-actions.html


SAT/ACT Testing Requirement Suspended for 2021-2022

SUNY campuses will temporarily suspend SAT/ACT standardized testing requirements for rising high school seniors intending to enroll at a SUNY bachelor’s degree-granting campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. Today's action is a temporary change of admission eligibility requirements applying to the spring 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 cycles only. For those prospective applicants who have already taken or will take the SAT/ACT and wish to submit scores, SUNY campuses will include those official scores as part of their review.



Other colleges going test optional across the country:


I know this whole process is quite scary and intimidating. I want you to remember one thing: