College Office

College and Career Center

Thank you for visiting the College and Career Center website! I am looking forward to working with you this year and helping you achieve your  post- secondary goals. I am here to help ALL students get a head start on planning for life after high school. It's never too early to ask questions, search colleges and programs, and apply for scholarships. On this page you will find very important college information for CUNY and SUNY schools, resources to guide you through the process, and opportunities to help you stand out. Take a look around!

You can also now visit the Resource Center and Work Room, where you can skim through college brochures, find answers to common questions, and work on your college and financial aid applications. 

We can be reached quickly by e-mail:

Office Hours:  Monday- Friday, 7:40 am- 2:20 pm , except period 6

Resource Center/ Work Room: Monday - Friday 7:45 am- 2:20 pm. Closed period 6 


Ms. Gonzalez and Ms. Diaz, College Counselors

Civil Service Exam

Many types of jobs are available through our city's services as a city employee. To be considered, you must complete a civil service examination. The Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) accepts applications for the civil service examinations in various jobs monthly. Check out the Civil Service Page.


Is your citizenship status making you nervous? Are you scared and confused? You aren't alone! 

Please, don't wait until it's too late to discuss your situation with the college counselor. Every conversation is confidential. Learn about your options early. 

Check out these resources and scholarships that can help you out!

Have questions? Sometimes it's a good idea to get legal help and consultation. You can use UnLocal and Action NYC

6 Things Undocumented Students Need to Know: 6 Quick Facts

Find Legal Help, Call the DACA Hotline, get help with the application, and more! Visit We Own The Dream!

Visit the Hispanic Scholarship Fund for access to more opportunities: Don't Miss Out!

Scholarship Opportunity that has partnered with our CUNY colleges: Visit !


The first step in planning for your future is to figure out your interests and strengths. Use this information to learn about possible careers and required education. Research colleges and universities that can help you get there. Here is a list of some helpful websites to get you started: 

Use these other websites to compare colleges:

Text your way through the college application and financial aid package with help from NextGenVest and What's Up Next


Don't underestimate the importance of Extra-Curricular activities. Doing a little bit more will go a long way when Colleges are reviewing your application. Here you will find programs that can provide support through personalized academic help, college/ career exploration, and extra perks (like free SAT prep). 

Urban Upbound and SEO Scholars are programs that begin in the 9th grade and continue throughout High School. Each grade has specific goals, workshops, and fun activities.  

BCNY the Boys Club of New York offers multiple services such as: a College Access Program, a Career Prep Program with paid employment, and tons of member benefits (FREE SAT prep, tutoring, sports teams, STEM club, and other various clubs)

The ACE Mentor Program is specifically designed for students interested in Architecture, Construction, and Engineering. Here you get to work with real professionals on projects, receive college and career advisement, and access to scholarships. The brochure

** These are great opportunities to help yourself academically, receive free helpful services, and engage in career exploration and preparation! **

Believe it or not, there are scholarships out there for everyone!

Scholarships aren't only awarded to seniors, come see me to receive assistance with this process! 


** Check scholarships at the schools you plan on applying to **



Immigrant students (or 2 immigrant parents)/Undocumented OK: Ascend Education Fund Scholarship (Application available December of every year)

NY STEM scholarships, visit 


Watch a short overview about paying for college on Youtube

The office of Post Secondary Readiness: Scholarship and Financial Aid information Here is the Video

LendEDU The parent Guide to Paying for College

LendEDU Financial Aid Hotline: Text-in your questions about Financial Aid, scholarships, and loans to (302)278-4037.  Check out the website for more information!

Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Loans Online Course

For NY State Financial Aid, Scholarship, Grant Information visit

More Information and Scholarship search and


Apply to CUNY (city public colleges) at         

Apply to SUNY (state public colleges and universities) at

Over 600 private schools use the Common Application. These schools use the Common App and how to create an account. 

If a school does not use CUNY, SUNY, or CommonApp then you have to apply directly to that institution. 

Don't forget to send your SAT scores from College Board, and your transcript from any College Now courses. 

Application Fee Waivers are available if you qualify !

Accepted to a school and ready to enroll?  Use this great tool

Always stay in touch with the college counselor throughout the process.

View the College Application Guide created by the Fair Opportunity Project Download it


Use this information on your college applications:

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 1122 E 180th St,

 Bronx, NY 10460