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Hello Seniors

Early Decision results 
Regular Decision are in for Some students
 - Babson University                                               Adelphi University                             Rochester Institute of Technology        University of Conn                                             Bentley University                             St. John's University                                   University of Vermont
 - Cornell University                                                Fordham University                         SUNY Oswego                                                 Widener University
 - MIT                                                                             Fairfield University                           SUNY Plattsburg                                            York College of Pennsylvania
 -Rensselaer Polytechnic institute                    College of Mount St. Vincent       SUNY Farmingdale                                         CUNY -Baruch, CCNY, Hunter, Queens, 
 - Steven Institute of Technology                      Georgia State University               SUNY University at Albany                                   LaGuardia CC, BMCC, QBCC,       
 - Vanderbilt University                                         Loyola University-Maryland        Stetson University
-New York University                                             Pace University                                 St. Joseph's College
-Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute                    Purdue University                            University of Scranton
-Georgia Technical Institution                          Rider University                                 University of Tulsa
                                                                                                                                                        University of California-Irvine


Please make sure you join me, Ms. DiGiorgio's Q & A session for latest updated news and to answer your questions about the college process and Financial Aid.

Don't forget to apply for scholarships while you are also applying to college.

If you are staying for 5th year, YOU still have to apply to college and or have a second plan. 

Check out the Zoom sessions from Pencil: Topics on various careers. 

Attn: Juniors - Once we find out when the SAT DAY will be held you will all receive notification as soon as possible. I promise I will keep you posted.  In the meantime, start to Prep- Khan Academy. 

CUNY step by step application

Step by Step FAFSA Completion Instructions


Welcome to College and Career Center !

Welcome to the Online office! 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 and career planning process begins in the 9th grade.  See me for a fee waive today.


 College and Career Center

Ms. DiGiorgio , School 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 scuervo@schools.nyc.gov to schedule a time and date.

Start your college search go to: 



Make sure you see the calendar for our Virtual College Visit

I am also having Q & A session every week, make sur you join!!


ATTN: Senior Parent's College Info

All are welcome to attend, Virtual Session TBD



FEE Waivers for the SAT/ACT and applications,
you must see Ms. DiGiorgio



Your College Essay

Make the topic your own and write from your heart. The more your parents and friends tinker with your writing, the less authentic it will read, and admissions counselors will be able to sniff out a doctored essay with ease. Instead, ask for help proofreading your writing and take any of their feedback into consideration, but make sure the emotions of the piece comes from you!   

In reference to letters of recommendations, students your deadline is more critical than the recommenders is. Do your part first, have you done that?


 Seniors if you need to register for another SAT/ACT see Ms. DiGiorgio next test for you after April's test is JUNE

Students should have an account with College Board in order to register for your next SAT . To register please go to www.collegeboard.org . To Register for your ACT you need to go to ACT.org


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 2021/2022


 Test Dates:  Nov, Dec, Jan, March Apr, May, Jun


Test Dates    Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr, May, Jun


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.



Recent Scholarship opportunities

Excelsior scholarship is LIVE

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.

A list of scholarships are in the college office.

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.


Financial Aid

Financial Aid:

 How will you pay for College?

 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 2017 , when completing your tax information in FAFSA you can put your information for 2017 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 2017  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.

Sources of Financial Aid Terminolgy

Grants are funds, often awarded by the college or universities, that do not need to be paid back. Students do not need to complete an application for grant monies, other than the FAFSA/HESC.

Work Study is a federal program that gives students financial assistance through campus employment.

Loans are a form of financial aid that must be paid back after graduation. Below is a list of loan providers:
  • Stafford Loans can be subsidized or unsubsidized. In the case of subsidized loans, the government pays the interest while a student is in school. For unsubsidized loans, the student pays the interest on the loan and can defer payment until after graduation. Stafford Loans are awarded based financial need.
  • Perkins Loans are awarded to students with exceptional financial need.
  • PLUS Parent Loan are awarded to parents, and have an interest rate higher than that of the unsubsidized stafford loans.
  • Private Loans

Applying for Financial Aid

  •  FAFSA - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid must be filed by all Year 2 students applying for financial aid. The FAFSA can be filed as early as January 1 of Year 2 and we encourage families to file by January 15th or February 1st at the latest. Students can enter up to six schools on the FAFSA. Additional schools can be added by using the FAFSA correction form.
  • CSS Profile- The CSS is an additional financial aid form that is required by many private colleges. The form must be filed in addition to the FAFSA. It can be filed as early as October. To find out if a particular school requires the CSS, please check with the individual college. You will find this application in College Board.
  • Scholarships - Scholarships are awarded by schools and organizations. Students must search for and apply for different scholarships on their own. 




Athletics make sure you register at NCAA Eligibility Center

Great website!!!!!!!!!!


Career Search


Summer Paid Internship applications are available stop by the office today, ASAP, 

  •     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:

  1. Click on Education + training
  2. Select  Programs at colleges
  3. Select Education and Training finder
  4. Under Occupations browse or include key words with the occupations you are looking for
  5. Select the state you are interested in attending
  6. 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.