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Navigating the College Applications Process After Covid-19

It is no secret that we are facing difficult times and most of our usual routines will be changing.  The college admissions process is no exception.  High school juniors and seniors need to stay informed about the ways that COVID-19 has affected the next phase of their education. College admission requirements are changing, and it is important to be aware of what these changes will mean for prospective students. We encourage students and the parents/adults supporting them to tune into a conversation on this important topic with Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE) on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, being held from 12-1 pm via Zoom.  Students can make smarter decisions when they are well informed and have a clearer understanding of this daunting process.  We are all here to help!

  • YPIE offers college assistance from start to finish for grades 9-12, and they are hosting an event for parents and students to explain the adjusted process and deadlines. To register, click here.
  • Westchester Educational Opportunity Center (WEOC) is ready to assist any student who needs help with the new application process. For more information, you can email: efusco@ypl.org 
  • Yonkers Public Library has Tutor.com, which offers students homework help, SAT/ACT practice exams, and college essay editing. The College Board offers standardized test preparation and step-by-step  college planning guides. CampusTours offers virtual campus tours and maps.
  • The NYS Excelsior Scholarship provides tuition awards to eligible students attending New York State’s public colleges and universities (SUNY and CUNY). This scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY college tuition-free.