Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the College Office!

My apologies for the lack of posting lately - I've written 80+ letters of recommendation (getting close to being done!) so getting new posts up has been tough. A few reminders about College Office related news:

- If you are a 10th or 11th grade ElRo student who is interested in trying a practice ACT test with Kaplan on December 6, register now. 

- If you are an 11th grade ElRo student interested in taking the Kaplan SAT prep class, register at

- If you are a senior, all CUNY and SUNY applications should be filed at this time, even for regular/rolling decision. I recommend this same deadline for out of state public colleges.

- There will be a FAFSA line by line information session with Anthony Becker, CFP, on Tuesday December 9th at 6:00 pm. I recommend this for ALL families who think they might need financial assistance to pay for college, even if the student is not a senior. Knowing about how assets will/won't be counted is important so that if adjustments need to be made now for the future you have time to accomplish this.  

Congratulations to all the members of the Class of 2015 who have already heard from colleges about their acceptances!    

Take time this Thanksgiving to take a break from thinking about getting into college and instead thinking about the things you should be really thankful for like family, health, and peace.