Checking Off the College ‘To Do’ List

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The Syosset High School Guidance Department recently held a college application workshop that provided valuable information to parents and students. A senior college application checklist was available to participants, which included steps on completing a senior folder. The checklist contained college research information, pursuing teacher recommendations, sending official score reports (SAT, ACT), creating a Common Application account online, submitting applications and the important task of following up.
    
Parents were also given an overview of the district’s college and career readiness tool Naviance. Assistant Principal Christopher Ruffini introduced a video on the admissions process and guidance counselors delivered overviews on assistance with applications for students with disabilities, supplemental materials and the upcoming college testing schedule. A list of scheduled college visits was also made available, and the evening culminated with breakout sessions between parents and counselors.
    
The guidance department will host a Financial Aid Information Night on Thursday, Sept. 22 and a Grade 11 College Testing Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Both events will take place at Syosset High School beginning at 7 p.m. Please check the school calendar for additional upcoming college prep workshops.