Guidance Department

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  • Guidance Staff
  • Academic Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Group Counseling
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Guidance Services

The Guidance Department seeks to give all students the full and continuing opportunity to reach their potential. The optimal development of each student is the primary and central goal of the department. In working toward this goal, the department offers a wide range of services including academic, career, college and personal counseling. All guidance programs are based on the values of self-understanding, self-acceptance, informed decision-making and responsible, productive behavior.

Guidance Department: Staff

The following is a list of the members of the Guidance Department, accompanied by their areas of responsibility, assigned cors, and telephone extension:

Mrs. Robyn Armon: Director of Guidance


Mrs. Adriana Mannino

Mrs. Becky Barell

Mr. Peter Bosco

Mrs. Danielle Forte

Mrs. Laura Hassett

Mr. Michael Hernadez

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo

Mrs. Josephine Morrone

Mrs. Nancy Williams


Patricia Stevens

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 244

Jennifer Kuz

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 266

Brandon Magenheim

  • College Office
  • N-201
  • ext. 367

Patricia Fagan

  • Guidance Office
  • W-101
  • ext. 212

The goal of educational counseling is to give each student every opportunity to succeed academically. Students may initiate these sessions, they may be initiated by the student’s counselor, or they may be referred by a teacher, parents, or other school personnel. Educational counseling may focus on the student’s performance in school, as well as advisement in the course selection process. Students who have multiple academic failures are seen by the counselor in an effort to improve the student’s academic performance.


If you are interested in volunteering as a peer tutor – Please pick up an application form in W-101. If you were a tutor last year, you do not need to get teacher recommendations again. But, if you are a new member, please ask just one teacher from each subject area (you select to tutor) to sign the application, which will indicate that they recommend you to be a tutor.

If you are a student in need of a tutor – Please go to W-101 and see Mrs. Logan or Mrs. Williams. Within a few days, you will be contacted and introduced to a tutor after cor. At that point, a scheduled time and location will be established. Each level has designated “sign” books to keep track of the meetings.

It’s a program that works well when both parties are committed to the scheduled appointment times to meet and use this time efficiently.

Personal Counseling

The Guidance Department offers personal counseling in order to help students with self-understanding, self-acceptance and personal adjustment.School is one important part of a student's life, but cannot be separated from the student's personal life, and there are many occasions when it is important to speak with a counselor about personal concerns.Students may see their assigned level counselor.

Appointment sheets are available in the Guidance Office: W-101.

The Guidance Department conducts various small groups. These groups usually meet during the school day – some meeting for a pre-defined number of sessions, some running indefinitely. A student’s membership in a group is voluntary and confidential. While all of these groups are offered each year, only those with a sufficient enrollment will run. If you are interested in joining one of these groups, or need additional information, make an appointment in W-101 or see your counselor.


For those who are upset after the death of a loved one and are ready to share their feelings with others.


For those who are upset about the drug and/or alcohol use of a loved one with whom they are living.


For gay and lesbian students and those who think they may be, to explore issues of concern such as health, discrimination, family, etc.


For those students who wish to discuss the particular pressures and problems resulting from divorce or separation and/or the challenges of step-family life.


For those who are living with someone at home who is seriously ill.


For those students who are away from their native country.

Guidance Bulletin Board

Welcome to the SFP Guidance Bulletin Board

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact your child's guidance counselor.
Counselors names, assignments, and contact numbers can be found at the guidance staff link on this web site.

We look forward to working together in the best interest of your children, and our students.


Guidance Office:  718-423-8810 x212

College Office: 718-423-8810 x244

Ms. Robyn Armon:

Ms. Adriana Mannino: 

Mr. Peter

Ms. Becky Barell:

Mrs. Danielle Forte:

Mrs. Laura Hassett:

Mr. Michael Hernandez: 

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo:

Mrs. Josephine Morrone:

Mrs. Nancy Williams:

Administrative Assistants

W101-Ms. Patricia Fagan:

College Office:

Mrs. Jennifer Kuz: 

Mr. Brandon Maggenheim:



September 25 College Fair in the Cafeteria tonight at 6:30: All Juniors & Seniors Welcome

September 25 Early Decision/Early Action Applications Accepted

September 25 Accepting Regular Decision Applications

October 20 Early Decision/Early Action Application Deadline

November 2 CUNY Application Recommended deadlines due in the College Office

December 15- Last Day Accepting College Applications until January 3, 2019

Extra Help Schedule for Science Department 2018-2019


Room W106

Wednesday Mornings 7:45 am-8:15am

Wednesday Afternoon 2:45pm-3:15pm


Room E211

Tuesday and Thursday 7:45am-8:20am

Tuesday and Thursday 2:50pm-3:20pm

Earth Science

Room W017

Tuesday 2:50pm-3:15pm

Thursday 7:40am-8:15am

Earth science Honors ONLY –E015 with Mr. Gonzalez 7:50am-8:15am


Room E015

Every morning 7:45am-8:20am

Every afternoon 2:50pm-3:15pm 

Extra Help

Math Center E-210

Writing Center W-210

Peer Tutoring  Requests can be made in W-101

College Office Bulletin Board


Room N-201







SENIORS 12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

JUNIORS 11:45 AM - 12:15 PM





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



TITLE:  Guidance Counselor

Guidance Office:  718-423-8810 x212

College Office: 718-423-8810 x244


Ms. Robyn Armon:

Ms. Adriana Mannino: 

Mr. Peter

Ms. Becky Barell:

Mrs. Danielle Forte:

Mrs. Laura Hassett:

Mr. Michael Hernandez: 

Mr. Nicholas Lombardo:

Mrs. Josephine Morrone:

Mrs. Nancy Williams:

Administrative Assistants

W101-Ms. Patricia Fagan:

College Office:

Mrs. Jennifer Kuz: 

Mr. Brandon Maggenheim:

Procedures for Submitting Applications to the College Office 2018-2019


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


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


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.


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


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).


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.


Oneonta Onsite Decision Day

Event Details
 All interviews are by appointment only.

Monday January 21, 2019
 Only NON-EOP appointments due to staffing  
Please note alternate location.
 Where: Goddard Riverside Community Center - Options Center
352 West 110th Street - Storefront
 New York, NY 10025

Tuesday, January 22 – Friday, January 25, 2019
 Where: SUNY Welcome Center 18th FL – Midtown Manhattan
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
 (Between 5th & 6th Avenues)

If an eligible student has already applied to SUNY Oneonta, they have received an invitation to register for an interview. Students who have not yet applied that are eligible to participate in the OSA program can complete an application and then reach out to Zachary Frangos at or 607-386-3646 to schedule their interview.

 To participate in this program:

• Prospective Non-EOP students MUST have a GPA of at least 84 and a minimum SAT score of 950 or a minimum ACT Composite score of 18.

• Prospective EOP/ACE students MUST have a GPA of at least 78, and a SAT score of 880 or a minimum ACT Composite score of 16.



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College Application Process Symposium


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.*


Office Information


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



Financial Aid

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid




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 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 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 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!



CUNY: The City University of New York: Apply at




SFP College Handbook









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?

The deadline for submitting a nomination packet to the District Office is October 19, 2018. Please contact the office for more specifics.

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?

Applicants who submit a completed nomination file will be scheduled for an interview on Saturday, December 1, 2018, between 11:00am and 4:00pm (location, TBD). 

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.

Can I meet the representatives of all the Academies?

Yes, Come to our Academy Selection Night in late May, 2019 (date, time, and place TBD).  Learn from Congressman Tom Suozzi, and the representatives of each of the Academies, on what you need to do to become a successful cadet.

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.

When will I know if I have been offered an appointment by an academy?

Academies will begin to notify candidates of their admission status in February. All offers of appointment are generally sent out by May.

Who do I contact for more information?

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


“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-

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.

Summer Programs

Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology is hosting two FREE exciting opportunities for current high school sophomores and juniors to spend the day on campus exploring a potential college major, meeting current students and faculty, and taking a tour of campus!   

  • The School of Business Like a Boss Event: On Saturday, January 26th, we invite students to spend     the day on campus gaining hands-on experience working with our talented     business faculty, staff and alumni to learn more about the various fields     of business with other talented high school sophomores and juniors.     Participants will learn about business management and assess their innate     management skills through a series of hands-on exercises. RSVP is required for students only to attend by January 16th.
  • Discover Engineering Day: Engineers Week (February 17-23) is a global     campaign aimed at introducing students to the fascinating world of     engineering. We are inviting students only to join us on Saturday,     February 23rd to discover engineering with a day of learning and     exploration. Our event includes introductory lessons and hands-on     experiences in various fields of engineering, while working with talented     Stevens faculty and current students! Space is limited, so Deadline to     register is February 11th.

USC Summer Programs 

Application for High School Programs

We're excited to announce expanded course options for the 2019 USC Summer Programs!  Visit to choose from over 20 courses in multiple disciplines and topics all taught by USC faculty and staff.  Explore your interests and earn college credit this summer while spending time on USC's beautiful campus. 
Our application is now open.  Get a head start on your summer plans and apply today or forward to someone who might be interested in learning more about what USC Summer Programs can offer high school students.  
If you have any questions, please email us at   

The online application for Summer Discovery pre-college academic and enrichment programs is now open, and students who apply and enroll by November 15 are eligible for a $300 Fall Savings.

Through our collaborative partnerships with 14 universities in the U.S. and abroad, you can be confident that your students will have an unforgettable experience on a Summer Discovery program consisting of world-class academics, extra-curricular activities, recreation, and sports. Plus, our safety and supervision standards are unmatched, and we're proud to boast a 10:1 student to staff ratio.

For 53 years, we have established true partnerships with universities; we're not just space renters. We have helped more than 100,000 students learn and grow while having the summer of a lifetime.

 For more information, give us a call at (516) 621-3939 or visit


Duke Summer Session for High
School Students

Are you looking for a captivating and meaningful way to spend your summer? Join us at 
Duke Summer Session for High School Students and get a taste of life on a college campus.
 By attending one of our programs, you will prepare for college by delving deeper into 
intellectually stimulating courses of interest, which may even include the opportunity to 
accompany your college application with a letter of recommendation from a Duke 
instructor. In addition to challenging yourself academically, you will engage with a diverse group of peers, exposing you to different cultures and expanding your future network. 
Not to mention, 
you will leave with a lifetime of memories! 
 Interested in learning more about our programs? Visit our  website, and be sure to mark your
calendars for 
December 3rd, 2018 when our
applications open!  

Stanford University

We’re excited to share that CyberMath Academy now offers a summer camp at Stanford University too!

Now your students can choose to attend our camps this summer at either Harvard University (July 6-17) or Stanford University (July 15-27).

Students will be able to choose from a variety of options which include College Prep (SAT and College Counseling and Application Planning), Math, Coding, Robotics, Game Design and Physics. Registration is open at

CyberMath Academy’s advanced and challenging courses from outstanding teachers pave the way for students to top colleges. Many top colleges such as MIT and Caltech specifically ask for their scores and give priority to the students who succeed in the competitions that we prepare for. Please see our informational pages on how math and coding competitions help secure a bright college education and an outstanding career.

Administrators and teachers of CyberMath Academy have had many of their students continue their higher education at top U.S. colleges and would like your students to join them too.

Columbia Engineering SHAPE 2019!
Columbia's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE) application for summer 2019 will open to students on December 14, 2018.  This program will offer engineering exposure and enrichment at the high school level.   SHAPE is a selective summer program for rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors geared toward local students who have demonstrated an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). SHAPE consists of two, three-week summer sessions and students may apply for one or both. Each session offers college-level courses taught by full-time SEAS faculty members in robotics, computer science, electrical, and biomedical engineering, which are complemented by electives and workshops.  They have need-based scholarships available and encourage applications from all students.

Columbia University's Science Honors 
Columbia University's Science Honors Program (SHP) and its application process for the 2019-2020 academic

This program, now in its sixty-first year, offers enrichment
courses in science and mathematics on Saturday mornings throughout the
school year to 700 students who have been selected from approximately
750 high schools in the metropolitan New York area. Next year's SHP will
have openings for 400 new students. Applicants must now be in the 11th,
10th, or 9th grade and should have a strong interest and exceptional
ability in science and mathematics. I would very much appreciate your
informing appropriate students about the program. The attached
announcement can be posted, and copies can be distributed to all science
and mathematics teachers in your school.

The program uses an online application process which students can access
on the Columbia University SHP web page:

Each applicant will be asked to do the following:
(1) Submit an online application.
(2) Request that the high school mail an official transcript directly to
the SHP.
(3) Request that a teacher, guidance counselor, or principal submit an
online recommendation letter.
(4) Take a three-hour entrance examination at Columbia on April 6 or
April 27, 2019.

The deadline for the SHP receipt of student online applications is
February 28, 2019.

Mailed official transcripts and online letters of recommendation must be
received by the SHP no later than March 15, 2019. Admission decisions
will be announced by June 19, 2019.


Gettysburg College


Gettysburg College is excited to offer several opportunities for high school juniors and sophomores to attend academic camps over the summer months. Subjects include psychology, history, creative writing, piano, or information technology. Please find information to share with your students about our academic camps below: 

  • Camp Psych -     Campers will get hands-on experiences that introduce them to research in     psychology during this fun, challenging, and engaging introduction to the   field. 
  • Sunderman Piano Institute     - Pianists 12-17 years old who desire to improve their performance skills,     collaborate with other pianists, and dive deeply into related music     subjects of their choice. Pianists will have opportunities to perform in     daily studio class, and the final Friday concert will showcase pianists in     both solo and ensemble works.
  • Writing Camp -     Students gain an in-depth introduction to all four genres of creative     writing: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for stage and screen. 
  • 3D Object Modeling and     Printing Camp - Students will study 3D object     modeling and printing starting with the basics of a 3D printer. After     learning the fundamentals, they will practice designing objects. 
  • Coding for Robotics &     Electronics Camp - Students will gain hands-on experiences     in coding, wiring, hardware, and building robots through the open source     software known as Arduino. Throughout this camp, campers will learn basic     electrical engineering, the physics behind electricity, and how to think     like a scientist.
  • Civil War Institute Summer     Conference - The High School Student Scholarship component     of Gettysburg College's annual Civil War Institute summer conference     provides high school students an opportunity to explore the history of the     Civil War era on the site of the war's most decisive battle.  

The NYU School of Professional Studies High School Academy offers Weekend Workshops that provide high school students with programs of study that allow them to explore professional options and enhance their college portfolio.

These programs are designed especially for local high school students who are interested in learning more about a particular career path and who prefer to gain this experience during the weekends. 

High School Academy Weekend Workshops provide a condensed format for "trying on" a career. Over the course of just a few weekends, students acquire an insider's look at a professional path in which they may be interested. Taught by experts in their fields, these classes bring an area of specialty to life. Students gain exposure to college-level course content through case studies and interactive group assignments.

In addition to the knowledge they acquire, a student's Weekend Workshop experience will serve as an impressive credential on his/her college application—another way they can differentiate themselves in the competitive admissions process! 


Classes Begin February 2, 2019

Academic and College-Level Writing
 Introduction to Careers in Hospitality
Introduction to Fashion Design in New York
Introduction to Global Banking
Global Economics
Writing for Television: Creating and Writing a New Series
Advanced Computer Science Concepts with JavaScript
Case Studies in Real Estate Development
Computer Information Systems: Cyber Defense
Creative Approaches to Writing the College Application Essay
Digital Filmmaking: Storytelling on Film
Innovative Business Startups
Interactive Marketing Campaigns: The Power of Public Relations and Social Media
Introduction to Architecture
NEW Introduction to Event Planning: Operations and Production
Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship
Investing Fundamentals: Shaping Your Financial Future
Journalism: Reporting, Researching, and Writing Features
Leadership and Management Development
Photography: New York City Through the Camera Lens
Pre-Law: An Introduction to Torts

Application Deadline: January 25, 2019

University of Rochester’s Pre-College Programs

Students will spend the summer taking college-level courses and getting a taste of the college experience.

Students will join other high school students from around the world, participating in one-week courses, credit courses, or intensive programs in business, engineering, genetics, medicine, pathology, or research. They can live in a residence hall or commute from home.

 Registration is now open for all 2019 sessions. Visit to learn more.

 Questions? Contact us at (585) 275-3221 or

2019 PREFACE Program at 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

PREFACE is a summer program for talented students who have been historically under-served in the areas of science, engineering and the technological fields, and who express a strong, early interest in pursuing careers in these areas. This year’s program will take place Sunday, June 23, through Saturday, July 6 on the Rensselaer campus in Troy, NY.

 The PREFACE Program is for students who will be in either the 11th or 12th grade in the fall. Interested candidates should review the information on the PREFACE website and complete the online application.

 Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EST on March 15, 2019. Notifications will be made to accepted students in April. Questions about the program should be directed to


Montclair State

The application for the Hispanic Student College Institute 2019 at Montclair State University is now OPEN!

 Montclair State University, the largest four-year Hispanic Serving Institution in New Jersey, is offering a Hispanic Student College Institute on August 6-8, 2019, for rising high school juniors and seniors.
 The Institute will be a transformational experience for 200 students who identify as Hispanic. They will be challenged to think big about their future and the impact they will have on their community after college. Best of all, there will be no cost for students to participate and attend.
 Through the Hispanic Student College Institute, students will: 

  • Engage in career exploration and goal-setting initiatives
  • Attend college-planning workshops
  • Participate in a majors fair and mock college interviews
  • Live on campus in Machuga Heights

Institute participants will be eligible for scholarships to attend Montclair State University in the future and will receive certificates of completion to include in their college applications and their resumes.
 Academically committed students who identify as Hispanic are encouraged to apply by visiting and completing the online application.
 For more information, please email