Welcome to Port Richmond High School’s College Corner
Welcome to Port Richmond High School’s College and Career Center!
The College and Career Office is here to assist all students with post-secondary planning. We are staffed by a College and Career Counselor, Secretary, and Two College Bridge Coaches. The office offers valuable resources including scholarships, college handbooks, college application guides, career pathways, financial aid, and much more. Our goal is to provide as much information as we can to aid in post-secondary planning.
Every student is urged to make an appointment either in the Spring of their junior year or Fall of their senior year. Questions? We are open Monday-Friday from 7:45-3:00 p.m. Please stop by anytime, we are located in Room B233. We are looking forward to meeting you and assisting with your future plans!
Be sure to check your student email where you will receive the most up-to-date information, such as special events, college representative visits and special programs relating to college and careers, internships, scholarships, summer programs and part-time job opportunities. All students must complete the senior meeting questionnaire via Google Survey, you can click on the link here:
College Application Deadline:
Port Richmond HS College Office Deadline:
Early Application, Early Decision or Priority Deadline: Before or on November 15, 2020
October 9th, 2020
All Regular Decision Deadlines
November 19th, 2020
* IMPORTANT: All colleges that you are applying to must be on your Colleges I’m Applying To List on Naviance in order for your applications to be processed. If you have any changes to your college list after you submit your transcript request, you must notify the College & Career Office. Remember to change your college list on Naviance as well.
2- Year and 4- Year College Information
For any senior who is eligible for a fee waiver must complete the Online Lunch Application to determine eligibility. You can go to myschoolapps.com to complete the application. Please give it 24-48 hours to process, and email Ms. Vassallo (firstname.lastname@example.org) to determine your status. If you are eligible for free or reduced lunch, you will qualify for a CUNY, some Common App Colleges, AP, and SAT fee waiver. SUNY uses their own process to determine eligibility, you can view their fee waiver below. If you are eligible for a fee waiver, you will have unlimited score sends of your SAT to colleges and up to 20 ACT score sends for free. Opportunity programs: Please visit the EOP and CUNY requirements to determine eligibility for opportunity programs available at these colleges.
College Admission Testing
SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Exams
The SAT is one of the Standardized tests required by colleges. It measures three skill categories: Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing. Each section is worth 800 points, with a total of 1600 points. The SAT test has 4 sections, and writing is optional.
The SAT Subject(s) Test is required by several private colleges. Check their websites. The test measures a student's knowledge in a particular subject area. Each test is worth 800 points. A student can take up to three subject tests in one sitting. The subject areas include Languages, History, Science, English and Mathematics.
The ACT is one of the standardized tests required by colleges. It has five categories: English, mathematics, reading, science and an optional writing section. Each section is scored separately and combined together for a composite score. The highest score a student can receive is 36.
Please use the links below to learn more about financial aid. For the Class of 2021, to apply for financial aid you will need copies of your parents 2019 Federal and State Tax Returns. If your family did not file taxes, they will need copies of their 2019 benefits.
Below are links to available scholarships. I encourage you to do google searches and check out your community and/or religious institution to see available scholarships!
Students interested in obtaining career training without committing to several years of school can earn a Certificate of Achievement in a shorter period of time. Certificate programs are designed for students interested in career training that leads to a specialized career field. Students who earn certificates can earn more money than someone who simply holds a high school diploma. Programs vary in length and generally require less than 2 years of full-time study to complete. Successful completion of certificates is notated on official college transcripts. There is no limit to the number of certificates a student can earn.
Career Program Degrees (AA/AS)
These programs are designed to provide better-rounded career training than in a certificate program and typically require 1½ to 3 years to complete. Career degrees include requirements for a major, which are specialized occupational courses, and general education courses that broaden a student’s understanding of self and the surrounding world. Some units/credits in career programs may transfer to 4-year colleges and universities and may fulfill lower-division requirements.
Junior Jumpstart Resources
Junior Jumpstart is designed to help current Juniors navigate the College and Career Process. The information will assist students in learning about options available to them. Below you will find a range of resources from Powerpoints to Worksheets in order to facilitate the post-secondary planning.
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