COLLEGE AND CAREER OFFICE
Jessica Arkin, College and Career Counselor, Room 2010
Email Address: JArkin3@schools.nyc.gov
Phone Number: 212-262-8113 x2100
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (before school and after school hours available upon request)
CEEB CODE: 333674
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Scroll to the bottom of this page for the list of colleges and universities that accepted the Class of 2017.
Welcome! The HSES College and Career Office is a student-centered environment that help students prepare and plan for college. Our graduates go on to attend two and four-year public and private institutions in New York City, New York State and across the country.
SPRING 2018 UPDATES
Click here for College and Career Office reminders, events and activities.
The HSES College and Career Office supports, guides, and educates our students as they engage in self-reflection and explore post-secondary activities, with a focus on the college search and application process.
- In the fall and spring, the college counselor partners with 12th grade English and Social Studies teachers to provide large group, small group and individual meetings that help seniors navigate the entire college search and college/financial aid application process.
- Seniors are provided with a weekly college newsletter and ongoing emails that provide extensive college and career information.
- In the spring, the college counselor collaborates with 11th grade English teachers to help juniors create a draft college personal statement. Juniors also participate in large group and individual meetings as well as presentations to learn about careers, develop a draft college list and learn about the college application process.
- Through a partnership with Kaplan, HSES juniors are offered a low-cost SAT prep program to prepare for the SAT Day in early spring.
- The college counselor collaborates with Ethics teachers to provide a series of seminars to sophomores that includes a transcript review and college and career planning activities.
- Alumni are invited to sophomore classes to discuss the similarities and differences between high school and college.
- Freshmen register with Naviance, the online college and career search program and begin to explore colleges and careers.
- Freshmen review transcripts and develop a draft career action plan.
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH THE COLLEGE OFFICE
- Over 85 colleges, universities and programs participate in the annual spring college fair.
- Over 70 college representatives visit the college office.
- Partnerships with HSES include SEO, Bottom Line, NY Cares, Letâs Get Ready and other programs to support students as they complete the college and financial aid applications.
- Seniors presented with academic and extra-curricular achievementÂ awardsÂ in all disciplines.
- HSES partners with Hunter College and John Jay College to offer College Now programs.
- HSES partners with CBS-TV Diversity Council and colleges to offer scholarship opportunities.
- Overnight visitation opportunities through our HSES/University of Vermont partnership.
2016-2017 COLLEGE AND CAREER OFFICE HIGHLIGHTS
- High School for Environmental Studies seniors received over $20 million in scholarships and grants.
- 6 seniors received the Albert Shanker Scholarship, 2 seniors received the National Hispanic Scholarship, 1 senior received the NY 1 Scholars Athlete Scholarship, 4 seniors were Questbridge and Posse finalists, and 2 seniors received the annual CBS-TV Diversity Council Scholarship.
- 11 seniors received partial to full scholarships at University of Vermont, a partner institution and 2 students received a full scholarship to University of Wisconsin, Madison, a partner institution.
2017-2018 COLLEGE CAPTAINS
In every 12th grade English class, two college captains are elected with alternates, if desired. Twelfth grade English teachers help with the selection process. College captains play a vital role. As an elected liaison to the college office, the college captain attends weekly meetings with the college counselor. College captains offer helpful ideas for improving the college application process and receive timely college and financial aid information. College captains are responsible for presenting weekly college-related updates and ongoing encouragement to their English class members.
HELPFUL WEBSITE LINKS
Use the following links to access information of interest to you. Please note that when you select a link, you are leaving the HSES website, and that we are not responsible for the content of those sites.
- Go to this website: www.naviance.com
- Look at the upper right hand side of the webpage. Select: SIGN IN
- Select "Students and Families"
- Type in the school zip code which is 10019
- Select High School for Environmental Studies
- Go to "Are you a new here?"
- Input your registration code. Your registration code isÂ your Student ID Number
- Complete the necessary information
Family Connection allows you to:
- Get involved in the planning and advising process - Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers
- Research colleges - Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics to actual historical data from our school for students who have applied and been admitted in the past
- Research careers - Research hundreds of careers and career clusters, and take career assessments
- Create plans for the future - Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals If you need your access code, come to the College Center, or contact us by email at JArkin3@schools.nyc.gov
COLLEGE INFORMATION WEBSITES
All seniors should plan to submit a CUNY application. Seniors should have their social security number, $65.00 (credit card or money order), and a list of six CUNY colleges (in order of priority). SUNY four year colleges and many private colleges require personal statements, recommendation letters. Many colleges require standardized tests, too.
- City University of New York: www.cuny.edu
- CUNY Academic Requirements: http://www2.cuny.edu/academics/testing/cuny-assessment-tests/admissions-requirements/
- CUNY Admissions Profile: http://www2.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/page-assets/admissions/undergraduate/new-counselor-corner/Admission-Profile-2017.pdf
- State University of New York: www.suny.edu
- SUNY Admissions Profile: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/summary-sheets/Admissions_qf_stateop.pdf
- New York State Private Colleges: www.nycolleges.org
- SAT/ACT Optional colleges: www.fairtest.org
- Colleges nationwide: www.collegeboard.org
- College View College Search: www.collegeview.com/collegesearch/
- US News College Search: www.usnews.com/usnews/edu/college/stepbystep/step2.htm
- Petersonâs College Search: www.petersons.com/ugchannel/code/searches/srchCrit1.asp?sponsor=1
- Embark College Search: www.embark.com
- College Navigator: https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/#
- Get Schooled: https://getschooled.com/dashboard
- College Planning Workbook:Â http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/524495E6-8C51-4406-87AE-793DFC4A234B/0/CollegeHandbook2015.pdf
FINANCIAL AID AND FINANCIAL AWARENESS WEBSITES
Students will be able to file a 2018â19 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2017, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2018. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. An FSA ID gives students access to Federal Student Aid's online systems and can serve as a legal signature. A student and parent (if student is dependent) need to create an FSA ID.
- FAFSA: www.fafsa.ed.gov
- FAFSA ID: https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
- FAFSA Help Site: https://www.nerdwallet.com/nerdscholar/fafsa/guide
- TAP: https://www.tap.hesc.ny.gov/totw/
- CSS Profile: https://student.collegeboard.org/css-financial-aid-profile
- Think College: www.ed.gov/thinkcollege
- Opportunity Program Financial Eligibility:
FINANCIAL AID CALCULATORS
Financial aid calculators give you an early estimate of your eligibility for federal student aid.
- College Cost Projector: www.fastweb.com
- Loan Calculators: www.fastweb.com
- Savings Calculators: www.finaid.org/calculators
CAREER PLANNING WEBSITES
Plan to take career interest inventories when you create your Naviance account. Also, plan to use following sites provide helpful career information.
- What Can I do with a major in...? http://www.myplan.com/majors/what-to-do-with-a-major.php
- MyMajors: https://www.mymajors.com/
- NYC Top Industries: https://www.gc.cuny.edu/lmis/information/guides#Public_Service
- Career One Step: https://www.careeronestop.org/ExploreCareers/explore-careers.aspx?&frd=true
- NY Exploring: https://www.nyexploring.org/
- Career Zone: www.careerzone.ny.gov/views/careerzone/index.jsf
- General Career Site: www.careercruising.com
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/oco
- JobSmart:Guides for Specific Careers: www.jobsmart.org
- America's Career Infonet: www.acinet.org
- Job Search: www.monster.com
- Career Planning: www.careerplanner.com/
- Princeton Review: www.princetonreview.com/cte/
- College View: www.collegeview.com/career/
- Nursing: www.discovernursing.com
- My Next Move: http://www.mynextmove.org/
- Mentoring in Medicine: http://medicalmentor.org/
- Health careers: http://explorehealthcareers.org/en/home
- Career Explorer: http://www.careerexplorer.net/
LEARN ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL CAREERS
- Sustainability Career Planning: http://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/articles/view/3344
- Environmental Jobs: http://www.ecojobs.com/ (Start learning about career titles now!)
- Environmental Science Majors: https://www.collegexpress.com
- Environmental Sustainability Jobs: https://www.trade-schools.net/articles/environmental-sustaintainability-jobs.asp
A scholarship is an award of financial aid for a student to further their education. Scholarships are awarded based upon various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. Scholarship money is not required to be repaid.
- Raise.Me: https://www.raise.me/
- Scholarship search:
- Scholarship search: https://www.scholarships.com/
- Scholarship process guide: https://www.scholarsnapp.org/
- Zinch: https://www.chegg.com/scholarships
- Cappex: https://www.cappex.com/
- Niche: https://www.niche.com/colleges/scholarships/
STANDARDIZED TEST WEBSITES AND INFORMATION
There are a couple of different standardized college admission tests. Most four-year colleges require that students submit SAT or ACT scores. Some colleges require or recommend that you take SAT Subject Tests.
- SAT Registration: www.collegeboard.com
- Study for the SAT: https://www.khanacademy.org/sat
- Compare old SAT to new SAT: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/inside-the-test/compare-old-new-specifications
- Convert Old SAT scores to new SAT scores: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/scores/understanding-scores/sat-score-converter
- ACT Registration: www.actstudent.org
CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The School for Cooperative Technical EducationÂ or Co-op Tech, offers 17 different certification courses in a variety of careers from culinary arts to computer networking.
- Co-Op Tech: http://www.co-optech.org
TheDream.US is a new multimillion dollar National Scholarship Fund for DREAMers, created to help immigrant youth whoâve received DACA achieve their American Dream through the completion of a college education. http://www.thedream.us/