School counselors are a unique group of educators who collaborate with
all members of the school community to positively impact the academic
achievement, postsecondary preparedness, and personal-social development
of New York City public school students.
Develop a list of college majors that you
find of special interest.
Review these majors with your four-year
course load in mind.
Sophomores and juniors are required to sign
up for the PSAT
(Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test). In
addition to good grades and other considerations, some colleges use the
PSAT scores in the admissions process.
Familiarize yourself with this site.
All the information that you
will need to know about the PSAT or SAT is on this website. Take
pleasure in an academic challenge; solve the SAT “Question for the Day”.
Throughout the year, make certain that you are working to your full
potential. Keep in mind that colleges evaluate your entire high school
transcript, which indicates the intensity of your coursework and the
quality of your performance. You are accountable for your academic
success. Therefore, it is your responsibility to see your teacher if you
need tutoring for a subject class.
WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE!
Keep your appointments with your Guidance Counselor. Are you taking the
most challenging coursework that you can handle?
If you are taking or intend to take an Advanced Placement (AP) course,
you must sit for the exam.
While maintaining exemplary grades, begin/continue to perform school and
Apply for a Social Security card, if you do not have one.