College Office

College Office Bulletin Board




JUNIOR & PARENT COLLEGE NIGHT!!!


We will provide a panel of College Admission Officers to help guide you in the College Process.


WHEN: Tues-March 5, 2019


TIME: 7-9pm


WHERE: SFP School Auditorium 


THE COLLEGE OFFICE HOURS ARE 7:30 AM TO 3:00 PM

Room N-201

 PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE COLLEGE OFFICE DURING CLASS TIME

 THANK YOU

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COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES--

MAY NOW SCHEDULE CAFETERIA VISITS THROUGH NAVIANCE 

(OR EMAIL bmagenheim@sfponline.org)

SENIORS 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

JUNIORS 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

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KAPLAN TEST PREP CLASSES CAN NOW BE FOUND ON SAT/ACT SECTION OF 

COLLEGE OFFICE WEBSITE

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School Information:  

6100 Francis Lewis Blvd. Fresh Meadows, NY  11365

CEEB Code:  330835

Class of 2018 Data:   Graduates: 585

Class of 2018 entered high school: 09/2015

Graduation Date: 6/2019

Ranking:  None

Grading:  100 Scale

Weighted

COUNSELOR INFORMATION

TITLE:  Guidance Counselor

Guidance Office:  718-423-8810 x212

College Office: 718-423-8810 x244

EMAILS

Ms. Robyn Armon:  rarmon@sfponline.org

Ms. Adriana Mannino: amannino@sfponline.org 

Mr. Peter Boscopbosco@sfponline.org

Ms. Becky Barell:  bbarell@sfponline.org

Mrs. Danielle Forte:  dforte@sfponline.org

Mrs. Laura Hassett:  lhassett@sfponline.org

Mr. Michael Hernandez: mhernandez@sfponline.org 

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo:  nlombardo@sfponline.org

Mrs. Josephine Morrone:  jmorrone@sfponline.org

Mrs. Nancy Williams:  nwilliams@sfponline.org

Administrative Assistants

W101-Ms. Patricia Fagan: pfagan@sfponline.org

College Office:

Mrs. Jennifer Kuz: jkuz@sfponline.org 

Mr. Brandon Magenheim:  bmagenheim@sfponline.org



Procedures for Submitting Applications to the College Office 2018-2019

1.ONLINE APPLICATIONS USING www.commonapp.org  

Once you have completed and submitted your online application you must submit one BLUE Transcript Request Form for each college to the College Office in N-201

Include $5 for your official transcript to be sent electronically to each college you applied to

2.CUNY APPLICATION USING www.cuny.edu 

a.Once you have completed and submitted your online application, PRINT a copy of the High School Transcript Request Form (from your CUNY application summary packet) 

b.Include one BLUE Transcript Request Form for all CUNY schools and $5 for an official transcript

c.CUNY options: CHOOSE ONLY ONE: General admissions/Macaulay Admissions

3.www.suny.edu – ONLY IF THE SPECIFIC SUNY SCHOOL DOES NOT ACCEPT THE COMMON APP.

Bring a 9x12 manila envelope addressed to each individual SUNY college Undergraduate Admissions office to which you are applying with 4 stamps.

Include the SUNY School Counselor Form (which will be copied by your counselor for each SUNY campus you apply).

BLUE Transcript Request Form – one for all SUNY schools.

$5 for an official transcript for each school.

4.OTHER ONLINE APPLICATIONS EDOCS/ SEND EDU 

One BLUE Transcript Request Form for each school $5 for an official transcript for each school.

5.ONSITE ADMISSIONS 

St. Francis Prep will host several Onsite Admission opportunities for our students. Notices will be posted outside the college office making them aware of date of Onsite and specific directions for each Onsite.  College admissions representatives will come to Prep where they will hold a personal interview with students, review their applications and in most cases, render a decision at that time. Each student will receive an appointment card in their Cor box the day before the Onsite.

 Completed application (follow College Office directions on how to obtain application).

 Students must meet individual college requirements.

 Completed BLUE Transcript Request Form.

 $5 transcript fee.

 Copies of official SAT or ACT scores.

 College essay (if required).


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Below are some of the highlights regarding COLLEGE DECISION MAKING

* Make a list of the colleges in which you are interested.

* Log onto these college websites to gather some important information: majors offered, programs available, location, cost, a general profile of GPA and SAT scores of admitted students, application deadlines, if SAT II tests are required, etc.

* Most college applications require an essay. Check websites to see if topics are given. If not, a personal statement is accepted by many schools. This can include a personal experience that has been an influence in your life. The summer is a perfect time to begin to write rough drafts so that you have a head start on the process. Seniors: When you return to school in September, you can ask an English teacher to review the essay, or visit the writing center for help(appointments available through the English Department). Do this early, as they will get many requests, and you need to be respectful of their time.

* Visit Colleges. Fall and Spring are good times to attend "open house" at colleges. Most colleges will give tours during the summer, and even speak with students and parents. It will give you some idea of the campus and facilities, traveling time, surrounding environment, etc. 

* SAT: JUNIOR STUDENTS TAKE the SAT in the spring. Once you receive those scores we suggest spending time over the summer preparing for the fall SAT. Focus on the area(s) where your performance was weak. SENIOR STUDENTS WILL TAKE THE SAT (again) IN THE FALL.

*SENIORS: It is very strongly suggested that you register on-line for the October or November SAT exam during the summer approaching senior year.



2019-2020 Common Application Essay Prompts


1. Some students have a background, identity, interest, or talent that is so meaningful they believe their application would be incomplete without it. If this sounds like you, then please share your story.


2. The lessons we take from obstacles we encounter can be fundamental to later success. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?


3. Reflect on a time when you questioned or challenged a belief or idea. What prompted your thinking? What was the outcome?


4. Describe a problem you've solved or a problem you'd like to solve. It can be an intellectual challenge, a research query, an ethical dilemma - anything that is of personal importance, no matter the scale. Explain its significance to you and what steps you took or could be taken to identify a solution.


5. Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.


6. Describe a topic, idea, or concept you find so engaging that it makes you lose all track of time. Why does it captivate you? What or who do you turn to when you want to learn more?


7. Share an essay on any topic of your choice. It can be one you've already written, one that responds to a different prompt, or one of your own design.




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Cornell University

CORNELL VETERINARY ALUMNI PANEL & RECEPTION FOR PRE-VETS

RUFFIAN EQUINE SPECIALTY PRACTICE ELMONT, NY (LONG ISLAND) ACROSS FROM BELMONT RACE TRACK (RSVP REQUIRED)

THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2019 7:00 PM

Admissions/Alumni Reception

Come learn more about preparing for a future application to our

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree program and hear

from a few of our alumni about their educational background and

careers in veterinary medicine.  There will also be an opportunity to

speak informally the veterinarians and admissions representatives.



CUNY MACAULAY 

WILL BE VISITING OUR SCHOOL!!!


WHEN: April 8th 2019

TIME: 11:40-12:05

LOCATION: To be Announced

All INTERESTED Please Sign up in the College Office.

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Interested in visiting St. Bonaventure

If you have students interested in visiting campus, there are opportunities coming up in February to join us: 

More information, including links to register for the events, can be found on their website.




February 16 is the perfect time to visit for an Open House. It’s not too late to register!

Tour the campus and arts studios, meet with VCUarts faculty and students, attend sessions with arts departments, the Honors College, Financial Aid, study abroad, and more.
You can take a VCUarts tour Monday-Friday at 1 PM.



George Washington University

This exciting program is an introduction to diversity and cultural life on GW's campus and is open to all students with a commitment to multiculturalism, equality, and social justice. This event allows prospective high school juniors to discuss academic and financial aid options with current students and explore the diversity and cultural opportunities of our community. Save the date now for this coming spring!

Spring Diversity Open House
Saturday, April 27 (Time and Location TBA)

Contact Assistant Director, Joshua Lowe, at jdlowe@gwu.edu 





Interested in Becoming a Medical Assistant



ATTENTION JUNIORS:

College Application Process Symposium

Summer 2019 Dates Coming Soon! 



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Interested in Becoming a Math Teacher

TIME2000 Program at Queens College

TIME 2000 (Teaching Improvements through Mathematics Education) is a four-year secondary mathematics teacher preparation program offering scholarships towards tuition.* Participants are part of a close-knit learning community in which they take their mathematics and education courses together, engage in study groups, and attend seminars, conferences, and off-campus events. Close guidance and support are provided by carefully selected faculty who teach in the program. Students in this program double major in mathematics and secondary education. Upon graduation and completion of New York State examinations, students are fully qualified to begin teaching mathematics in grades 7 through 12.

*Please note that sophomores who have already successfully completed one year of calculus are eligible to apply.*


TIME 2000:  A MATH TEACHING PROGRAM AT QUEENS COLLEGE -- THIS IS A FULL-TIME UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM SPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WHO WOULD LIKE TO BECOME SECONDARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS TEACHERS.  TIME 2000 WILL ADMIT UP TO 30 MEMBERS OF THE FRESHMAN CLASS.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  DR. ALICE ARTZT 718-997-5377 -- EMAIL ALICE.ARTZT@QC.CUNY.EDU (ALSO FOR MORE INFO GO TO www.qc.cuny.edu/time2000.)


Office Information

 

TIME 2000
Secondary Education & Youth Services
Queens College
Powdermaker Hall, Room 002
Phone: 718-997-5377
Fax: 718-997-5173

Email: qctime2000@qc.cuny.edu 

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Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

"FAFSA"

WWW.FAFSA.ED.GOV




               

5 Things To Do After Filing Your FAFSA

    

                                       

Congratulations! You finished filling out the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)! Now what?

1. Look Out For Your Student Aid Report

FAFSA LOGOAfter you submit your FAFSA, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR). Your SAR is a paper or electronic document that gives you some basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid as well as listing your answers to the questions on your FAFSA.

Any student with a Federal Student Aid PIN can view and print his or her SAR by logging in to www.fafsa.gov and clicking on the appropriate school year. This is also where you can check the status of your application if you have not received your SAR yet. Once you get your SAR, you should review it carefully to make sure it’s correct and complete. If you made a mistake, make sure you go in and correct or update your FAFSA.

2. Locate Your EFC

Found your SAR? Awesome! You may want to start by looking for your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Your EFC can be found in the box at the top of the first page of your SAR, under your social security number.

Your EFC is a measure of your family’s financial strength and is calculated according to a formula established by law. Its formula considers your family’s taxed and untaxed income, assets, and benefits (such as unemployment or Social Security) as well as your family size and the number of family members who will attend college during the year.

Schools use your EFC to determine your federal student aid eligibility and your financial aid award. However, it’s important to remember that your EFC is not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. It is a number used by your school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive. Contact your school’s financial aid office if you have any questions about how they calculate financial aid.

3. Make Corrections If You Need To

It’s important to make sure that everything on your FAFSA is correct and complete, as your school may ask you to verify some of the information.

Did you fill out FAFSA before your 2013 tax information was complete? Do you need to update any information? Did you find a mistake? Don’t worry! It’s easy to make corrections online at www.fafsa.gov. Log in and click “Make FAFSA Corrections.” You’ll need to enter your Federal Student Aid PIN to make any corrections. Corrections should be processed in 3-5 days and you should receive a revised SAR.

4. Review Your Financial Aid History Information

The last page of your SAR includes information about your financial aid history, specifically the loans you have taken out. It can be complicated and confusing to keep track of all of your loans and interest rates, but it is very important. Reviewing the financial aid history in your SAR will help you be aware of how much you are borrowing and how much you’ll owe later.

Remember: You can access your financial aid history information anytime by logging into www.nslds.ed.gov with your Federal Student Aid PIN.

5. Double-Check With Your Schools

Lastly, make sure that you double-check with the financial aid offices at the schools you applied to.  Sometimes schools need additional paperwork or have other deadlines. You never want to leave money on the table!


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 SENIORS:

CUNY: The City University of New York: Apply at www.CUNY.edu

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS REGARDING YOUR CUNY APPLICATIONS OR CUNY DECISIONS YOU CAN CALL 212-997-2869 or email:  aonline@mail.cuny.edu


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ATTENTION SENIORS - SEE SFP COLLEGE HANDBOOK TO LEARN ABOUT PROCESS FOR APPLYING TO COLLEGE-CLICK ON LINK BELOW:

SFP College Handbook


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UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY 

WEST POINT

OUTSTANDING JUNIORS MAY START THEIR APPLICATIONS NOW BY VISITING  www.apply.usma.edu

FRESHMAN AND SOPHMORES MAY REQUEST THE E-BROCHURE "YOUR GUIDE TO SUCCESSFULL ADMISSIONS" AND VISIT www.discover.usma.edu/guide


FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE NAVAL ACADEMY

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON USNA FALL FORUMS

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Military Academy Nominations - FAQ (From the office of Congressman Thomas R. Suozzi)

Frequently asked questions for those seeking a Military Academy nomination. You may also fill out a Military Academy Nominations Form.

What is a nomination?

Members of Congress may nominate applicants who meet the eligibility requirements established by law. A candidate may seek a nomination from the following:

  • A member of the U.S. House of Representatives who represents the congressional district in which the candidate resides
  • Both U.S. Senators from his or her state
  • Apply directly to the Vice-President of the United States

What are the basic eligibility requirements?

Each applicant for a nomination must meet the following eligibility requirements as of July 1st of the year of admission to an academy:

  • Age: Be at least 17 years old, but not have passed the 23rd birthday
  • Citizenship: Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Marital Status: Must be unmarried, not pregnant, and without legal obligation to support children or other dependents
  • Residence: Must reside within the boundaries of the 3rd Congressional District of New York.
  • Skill / Fitness: Must meet the medical, physical, and academic requirements of the Academy

When do I apply for a nomination?

The nomination application period opens May 15th of each year for those candidates who are high school juniors and will be seniors the following school year, or who have already graduated.

What is the deadline for completing a nomination file?

What must be included in my nomination file?

A complete nomination file consists of the following items:

  • Current photo
  • High school transcript
  • American College Testing Program (ACT) results and/or College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) results
  • Resume of extracurricular activities
  • An essay stating why you want to attend a service academy (300 words or less)
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation from (a) an academic teacher; (b) a supervisor-coach, employer, guidance counselor, scout leader, etc.; and (c) an acquaintance-someone who knows the applicant but is not a member of the applicant's family.

What happens after I have completed my nomination file?


What criteria is used in selecting candidates?

Nominations are based on a "whole person" evaluation. Factors such as academic achievements, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills, physical aptitude, character and motivation are taken into consideration and compared with other applicants.

How many academies are there?

There are five service academies.

Are the requirements the same for all of the service academies?

No. Although many of the qualifications are similar, each academy operates under its own admissions guidelines. Visit the academy of your choice via the websites noted for each academy's particular admissions qualifications. It is not necessary to seek a nomination to the Coast Guard Academy, as the U.S.C.G.A. accepts candidates based on their own testing criteria.

Who should I ask to write a letter of recommendation on my behalf?

Some of the people applicants typically seek recommendations from include:

  • Teachers
  • Counselors
  • Employers
  • Coaches
  • Clergy
  • Scout Leaders

A specific recommendation form is not required. A letter of recommendation is sufficient.

Will I automatically be selected by the academy after I receive a nomination?

No. You will be placed among a select group of nominees, and the academy of your choice will make the final decision. If selected, you will receive an offer of admission (an appointment) directly from the academy.

What if I choose more than one academy? Will I be limited to a single nomination?

No. You can be nominated to multiple academies depending on how well you have competed among this year's pool of candidates. It is also possible to win multiple appointments.


Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact Edward G. Aulman, Veterans Caseworker, at the Huntington Office, (631) 923-4104.


HOFSTRA

“Struggling to Decide Test Optional or Not”


·       “My test scores are above average, but I didn’t do as well on the SAT/ACT as I personally would have liked. “This student should submit his/her test scores.

·       “Standardized testing has always been a weakness of mine. My grades and curriculum are rigorous and competitive, but my SAT/ACT scores are below the schools mid-range.” This student should not submit his/her test scores.

·       “I don’t want to pay or can’t afford to send my test scores.” Scores can be sent using a ton of free options. This student should submit his/her test scores. 

·       “Sending my test scores is an obstacle and will take way too long.” This student should submit his/her test scores.

·       “My best scores are way below Hofstra’s published average and mid-range scores. “ (SAT scores 1140 to 1330, with an average ACT equivalent of 24 to 31.) This student should not submit his/her test scores.


Binghamton University

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions at Binghamton University now permits applicants to self-report their SAT and ACT test scores. This decision reflects our commitment as a public university to remove barriers to the college application process.

Students should have their full score report with them, including all section scores, when self-reporting their test scores. They will require official reports sent by the testing agency if the student chooses to enroll.

Visit the test policy webpage for complete details and answers to frequently asked questions. Note: The option to self-report scores is not available for international or athlete applicants.



Hispanic Serving Institutions-
https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/hispanic-serving-institutions/

The guide covers all aspects of HSI’s from what the designation means, to how it gets implemented at colleges.


The University of Virginia School of Architecture

The University of Virginia School of Architecture is hosting the following upcoming events that may be of interest to your students.
 Information Sessions + Tours

 Friday, January 25, 2019
 Friday, February 15, 2019
 Friday, March 22, 2019
 Friday, April 26, 2019

 Faculty and current students will lead the sessions providing you with an opportunity to learn more about our undergraduate programs in Architecture, Design Thinking, Urban + Environmental Planning and Architectural History. Following to the information session, you will receive a guided tour of Campbell Hall led by current students. Information sessions begin at 11am and conclude at 12pm; Tours begin at 12pm and conclude at 1pm. You can find more details here.

 Final Reviews
 Friday, May 3, 2019
 

Interested in seeing the School of Architecture in action? Come visit us during final reviews! Final reviews are a culmination of our students' studio work for the semester, and show off their research and design. You can find more details here.
So You Want To Be An Architect?

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Are you a high school sophomore or junior curious about the field of architecture and design? Do you want to learn how to engage the past and shape the future? Through interactive design exercises and a tour of Cooper Carry, students will learn about all scales of the built environment including its history, planning and design from University of Virginia School of Architecture Alumni.