Welcome to College Office!
Welcome to the College Office Online! If you are a student then you belong here. Please come by to room 230 and see Ms. DiGiorgio to start planning for your future! The college planning process begins in the 9th grade. See me for a fee waive today.
Check out the school calendar for all the colleges that are visiting the school to MEET YOU!!
College and Career Office
Ms. DiGiorgio , Guidance/College Counselor
Aviation High School-Room 230
Parents if you would like to set up an appointment to discuss you child's college plans please contact
me by calling 718-361- 2032 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time and date.
Start your college search go to:
Please always check our 'Reminders' and 'Recent News' Section located at the bottom of the page for updated information!! Last update September 6th, 2017
Financial Aid Information Night- November 21st at 6:00 pm-7:30 pm.
Attention Juniors, Seniors, and Projected 5th year students:
If you need further assistance with registering for the SAT and/or ACT, please come to the College Office if you have not done so already.
Students who need a fee waiver for the SAT and/or ACT you need to bring your parents/guardian's 1040 Tax forms or documentation verifying their income to the College Office in order to get a fee waiver for your next exam and College Applications
Juniors, Seniors and Projected 5th year students
Test Dates for Academic year 2017/2018
December 9th, 2017
April 14th 2018
June 9th, 2018
July 14, 2018
December 2nd, 2017
May 5th, 2018
June 2nd, 2018
See Resources at the bottom of this page for additional SAT links to Information such as Test prep, SAT vs. ACT information , schools, scholarships, etc.
Dates and Deadlines
- Coming Soon!
- Coming Soon!
Common Application will be available, don't wait for school to start!
-SUNY Application deadlines-
Taken from the SUNY web site : While there is no formal application deadline for freshman applicants, we recommend you apply by December 1 to maximize your chances for financial aid, campus housing and consideration for your major of choice. Please click here the following link for more information about SUNY applications http://www.suny.edu/Student/apply_online_faq.cfm#Deadline
Recommendation letters for College applications:
- - All students must ask their teachers in advance for recommendation letters.
- All students must complete a Brag Sheet IN DETAIL and submit it to your teachers 3 weeks in advance BEFORE your applications are due. Please see me if you need a Brag Sheet.
- - For students applying to colleges this Fall 2018, Please note that all brag sheets and recommendation requests will be due DECEMBER 11st,
- NO requests will be accepted after DECEMBER 1st.
- What can you do to get great recommendation letters?
o Do very well on all your classes.
o Start to make a list of teachers you plan to ask and begin asking your teachers as soon as you can.
o Get involved in different activities over the next few months for example, get an internship over the summer, or participate in summer programs to help improve your resume.
Students who are eligible for APPLICATION FEE WAIVERS , you need to bring proof of your parents/guardians income in order to obtain a fee waiver. Bring the information to Ms. DiGiorgio immediately.
- Start working on your resume: Need help making a resume?Click on this link for helpful information as well as guidelines on how to build your first resume!http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/resume-generator-30808.html
Fee Waivers will be available on a first come first serve, however we have a limited number and they will expire on February 1, 2018
Make sure you look at the Admission Profile to see where you stand. Do not assume you will get in!! Make sure you have the requirements.
REMINDERS AND RECENT NEWS
Recent Scholarship opportunities
HESC.org - the STEM scholarship, Excelsior and the more
BigFuture.org is a great resource please use it, it is extremely helps, see you in September
Gates scholarship is back.
You will be getting emails from the college office with new scholarships regularly, so read the emails from Ms. DiGiorgio
Register to Collegeweeklive.com for live chats with admission counselor's and virtual tours of colleges.
How will you pay for College?
In October you can begin to apply for financial aid. Go to www.FAFSA.ed.gov (This is a free application). The sooner you complete your FAFSA the sooner schools can provide you with a Financial Aid Package. Please note if you have not completed the tax forms for 2016, when completing your tax information in FAFSA you can put your information for 2016 and select will file as an option. Schools will then give you an estimated Financial Aid packet, but you MUST go back and make a correction once your 2016 taxes have been filed to have the most accurate information.
Do Not forget to also apply for TAP!
Do not go to www.FAFSA.com -they will charge you.
Do you want extra money for College that you won't have to pay back??
Check out the thousands of scholarships and grants available to you located in our office!
Click on the links below under Resources for more links to scholarships, and come by the College Office and ask to see our Scholarship book! Please keep in mind that there are numerous deadlines you must pay attention to!
Examples of Scholarships!!!!!
CSO Opportunity Scholarship, Gates Millennium Scholars Program, Dell Scholars Program, United Negro College Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund, The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund, GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship, KFC Colonel's Twitter Scholarship, NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award, Scholastic Art & Writing Award, SAE Engineering Scholarships, and many more......
Graduating Seniors please review the scholarship resource section.
Athletics make sure you register at NCAA Eligibility Center
More scholarships are available!!
- Don't know what to major in when you get to College?
- Wondering which career choices are best for you?
If you are wondering about which career path to take or you are wondering which colleges may have the programs you might be looking for, below are a few helpful resources that may assist you in the process of figuring out what to do.
Feel free to provide the College Office with some feedback on these links, and feel free to share any additional helpful links you've found that could help your classmates with their search on careers!
Helpful Career related links
*Career One Stop: Provides information about the different career opportunities and career paths one can take. Have an idea of what you want to do but don't know where to start looking for colleges? Career One Stop has a link for students under the 'Education & Training' tab. Follow the instructions below in order to view the schools that may have the programs or occupations you may be interested in. It provides you with the list of schools in each state that has the program(s) you are looking for. It also provides a link to the schools admissions process.
Follow these steps:
- Click on Education + training
- Select Programs at colleges
- Select Education and Training finder
- Under Occupations browse or include key words with the occupations you are looking for
- Select the state you are interested in attending
- Browse the list of schools that appear with your intended major and/or occupation.
Explore career- Careerzone.org this site assists students with exploring different careers and provides additional resources that could help you figure out the best career path for you.
Mapping Your Future- Provides resources for students, families, and educators about career selection, career awareness, college planning, and other supportive tools. 'Explore Careers' tab has free tools that help students make the right choices with a link to assess skills and interests, develop career plans, resources about finding work, and additional guidance and job search resources.
NY Career Zone- NYCareerZone is an online resource that aides with career exploration and planning. It includes current job market information based on the information from the NYS Department of Labor. Link also includes self- assessments and specific information about the careers that exist today.
O*Net- Provides information on a myriad of occupations that exist in the workforce today. Provides skills and interests self assessments, as well as additional resources that may help with your career search.
Careers in the Military- This link provides information for students inquiring about specific careers with the Army, Navy, Air force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard. This is an opportunity to explore careers as well as information on job requirements and training needed for selected career paths.
Additional Links and Resources:
Great website on more scholarship
The Online Financial Aid Application Event for New York Students
You can graduate Debt Free!