College Announcements

On the Spot Admissions with SUNY Oneonta!

posted Jan 9, 2014, 6:25 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

On the dates listed below SUNY Oneonta with be holding an On the Spot Admissions Event at the NYC SUNY Recruitment Office in Manhattan during Regents week.

Details of the program are below:


SUNY Center for Student Recruitment (33 West 42nd Street, between 5th & 6th
Avenues, New York City)

When: January 27-31, 2014
1/27 & 1/28 – 9:00am-5:00pm
1/29 & 1/30 – 9:00am-6:00pm
1/31 – 8:00am-12:00pm

Requirements for Participation are as follows”

*** Prospective Non-EOP students

 MUST have a GPA of at least 84 and a minimum SAT (Critical Reading and Math combined; no Writing) score of 950 (20 ACT)

*** Prospective EOP students

MUST have a GPA of at least 78, and a SAT score of
800 (17 ACT).

EOP applicants will NOT receive an on-site decision. The EOP application committee does not begin review until February. However, it is still highly recommended that EOP applicants come and meet with a counselor. The EOP counselor will be available January 27th thru 31st as well.

Come to the College Office immediately to schedule an appointment,

SUNY Financial Aid Workshops in English and Spanish

posted Jan 9, 2014, 6:24 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

Dear All,

SUNY is offering two Financial Aid Days: January 25 and February 22. At these events, students and families will receive assistance from SUNY financial aid professionals in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

These workshops are offered free of charge and are available at many different campus locations.

NYC dates and locations:
• 01/25/2014 9:00 am, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Register Now!
• 01/25/2014 10:00 am, SUNY Center for Student Recruitment (CSR) - PRESENTATION IN SPANISH, College of Optometry, Schwarz Theater
Register Now!
• 02/22/2014 10:00 am, SUNY Center for Student Recruitment (CSR), College of Optometry, Schwarz Theater
Register Now!
• 02/22/2014 time TBA, SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn)
Register Now!

Pre-registration for SUNY's Financial Aid Days is available at or by contacting the SUNY Recruitment Response Center at 800.342.3811.

Thank you!

Gates Millenium Scholarship-Due January 15, 2014

posted Jan 6, 2014, 8:58 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

Seniors take advantage of this phenomenal opportunity. Glenn Alvarez, a freshman at Cornell University was selected as a winner!

Taken from the GMS website:

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with significant financial need an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest. Continuing Gates Millennium Scholars may request funding for a graduate degree program in one of the following discipline areas: computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science. The goal of GMS is to promote academic excellence by providing thousands of outstanding students, the opportunity to reach their full potential.

The GMS Scholarship Award Provides:

  • Support for the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help;
  • Renewable awards for Gates Millennium Scholars maintaining satisfactory academic progress;
  • Graduate school funding for continuing Gates Millennium Scholars in the areas of computer science, education, engineering, library science, mathematics, public health or science;
  • Leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities.

More than a Scholarship

The GMS program offers leadership development programs with distinctive personal, academic and professional growth opportunities including mentoring services and an online resource center that provides up-to-date information on internship, fellowship, and scholarship opportunities, as well as graduate and post-graduate resources and conferences.

Who's Eligible?

Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they:

  • Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American or Hispanic American
  • Are a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
  • Will be enrolling for the first time at a U.S. accredited college or university as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student in the upcoming academic year
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  • Have completed and submitted all three required forms (Nominee Personal Information form, Nominator form, and Recommender form) by the deadline. All three forms may be submitted individually.

College Now Applications for Spring are now available!

posted Dec 6, 2013, 7:15 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

Attention All Students! College Now Applications are now available for students in grades 9-12 in the College Office. Deadline is January 17, 2014Application to this program is extremely competitive so please get your application in as soon as possible. Seat availability will be first come first serve for qualified students. Try to get your application into the College Office before Christmas Break!
Attention Rising Juniors! Do you want a chance to get three, FREE College Credits from a CUNY school? Free Credits that will transfer to your intended college upon graduation from high school? Do you want to get a taste of college life while still in high school?

Then become a participant of our College Now Program which is affiliated with NYC College of Technology. Classes are held on Saturdays. For credit bearing courses, students must currently be in the 11th grade and have a transcript average of 80 average or higher and a 75 or higher on their English Regents. *There is also an SAT Prep Academy Course being offered for juniors as well (applications must be received by the College Now office before January 3, 2014). This is a great way to start preparing for your May SAT exam.

For admission to the 4 credit Math courses, juniors must have a transcript average of 80 or higher and you must have passed two Math Regents, scoring at least an 80 or higher on one of those Regents. You must also have passed Algebra, Geometry and Algebra II/Trigonometry or scored a 500+ on the math portion of the SAT or 21+ on ACT math.


Bridge the Gap or workshops classes for 9th and 10th grade students are also available. A transcript average of 80 or higher is required. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be given priority to apply for credit bearing courses and can get high school elective credit.

Download the attached applications (for your grade level) and once competed, please return it to the College Office immediately for review.

Thank you,
Mrs. O-Arroyo

Los Padres Scholarship

posted Dec 6, 2013, 7:12 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

$2000 per year renewable scholarship for four years

*Senior with a 3.0GPA
*U.S. Citizen or legal resident
*First generation in the family to attend college
*Must meet federal guidelines for low income

Deadline: January 14, 2014

apply online

Scholarship Plus

posted Dec 3, 2013, 5:29 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

Here is a program founded by former members of the NY Times Scholarship committee. . It includes a six-week PAID summer internship!!


Applicants must be current high school seniors who attend public, parochial or private schools in New York City and who have demonstrated:

  • Outstanding academic achievement (top 10% or equivalent of the high school graduating class).
  • Significant financial need.
  • Success in overcoming adversity.
  • A commitment to community service.

Preference will be given to students whose parents have not graduated from American four-year colleges or universities.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.Deadline is February 12, 2014.

Financial Aid is HERE!!!!!

posted Dec 3, 2013, 5:25 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

Dear All,
Financial aid season is upon us. Attached please find a flyer for the Options Center's Financial Aid Workshops for Families. As you will see on the flyer, they will hold three workshops: two in December and one in January.

RSVP for one of the following times:

Saturday, December 14, 11 am to 1 pm
Tuesday, December 17, 6 pm to 8 pm
Thursday, January 16, 6 pm to 8 pm

The Options Staff will:
Provide an overview of the financial aid process
Review the FAFSA, TAP and Profile (formerly CSS Profile) applications
Answer your financial aid and college cost questions

You must register at:

Financial Aid Night is coming...

posted Nov 26, 2013, 6:35 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

   “How Can I Afford To Go To College?

“Financial Aid Night”

Monday December 16, 2013

6:00pm – 7:30pm, Auditorium

EBT will be sponsoring “Financial Aid Night” at Grand Street Campus. Parents and students from all campus schools are invited to join us.


Julieta Schiffino, Associate Director of Financial Aid Services at the SUNY Center for Student Recruitment will discuss everything you need to know about the financial aid process including a thorough review of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).






Financial Aid Night is Coming December 16, 2013

posted Nov 26, 2013, 5:56 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

It's never too early to start planning for financial aid.! THE FAFSA opens for the class of 2014 on January 1, 2014.

Details to follow shortly about this event.

College of Saint Rose “Decision On the Spot Day”

posted Nov 26, 2013, 5:55 AM by Arroyo-Oransky, M

News from the EBT College Office…


College of Saint Rose

“Decision On the Spot Day”

December 19, 2013 by appointment only


Dear Seniors,

The College Office has an excellent opportunity for you! The College of Saint Rose will be in the College Office on Thursday December 20, 2012 starting at 9:00am.
The Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Multicultural Recruitment will be conducting an "On the Spot Decision" session. If you meet the requirements below and are interested in applying, you can make an appointment with Mrs. Arroyo, bring the documentation listed below and get a decision on the spot versus waiting for a reply in the mail a couple of weeks from now.


*Please make sure you take the time to research the college before you come to your appointment.

Admission Requirements

* Regular Admissions - At least an 83 average/890 combined SAT/19 ACT

* HEOP admissions – There are three ways to be considered for HEOP admission

·         Minimum 80 average with SAT score lower than 850ACT lower than 18

·         76-79 average with minimum SAT score of 850 or higher/ACT 18

·         77-79 average/Test Optional, meaning you do not have to submit your scores



*College of Saint. Rose is SAT optional however, to be considered for scholarships, SAT scores must be submitted.


Interview Requirements:
Completed Application (go to the college website and download) -fee will be waived

  • Transcript
  • 2 recommendations
  • SAT and/or ACT score
  • Activity List
  • College Essay
  • Senior year grades (second marking period)


Again you must make an appointment with Mrs. Arroyo. Walk in's will not be allowed and you must have all of the above documentation with you or you will not be interviewed.



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