Early College Awareness / Preparation

Finding the Right College 

Your College Search 2017 Proof Positive–Your College Search: 2019-20

Features: Campus Profiles of New York's 100+ private, not-for-profit colleges and universities, a Locator Map, academic programs avaialble and financial aid information.


Campus Locator Map 2019-20Campus Locator Map: 2019-20


Features: Looking for the right college? This helpful map breaks down New York's 100+ private, independent colleges and universities by region with Web addresses and phone numbers.



Paying for College

Affording College 2016 | Cómo pagar la universidad 2016

Features: an overview of the financial aid process and descriptions of the major financial aid programs, plus a locator map containing contact information for the 100+ private colleges and universities in New York state.


Middle School Awareness Resources

Making College Possible

Helpful tips on beginning the college search and college admission and financial aid resources.


Getting 2 College for Students

A publication to help middle school students and families start thinking about college.


Getting 2 College - A Guide for Families | Llegar a la Universidad - Una Guía para las Familias

A guide for middle school students and families with tips on paying for college, factors in the admission decision, NYS Regents Diploma requirements and a helpful timeline for college preparedness from middle to high school.


Paying for College/Como pagar la universidad

A one-page, concise guide for parents of middle-schoolers about saving and paying for college.


Middle School to College/Escuela intermedia hasta la universidad

A brief timeline of the path from middle school to postsecondary education.


Set the Bar High. Expect the Best/Establezcan metas altas. Esperen lo major

A quick guide on the importance of academics in middle school and its impact on high school and college success.


Enrichment, Access, and Opportunity Programs

New York's Private Colleges and Universities Outreach and Enrichment Programs for junior high and/or high school age students - 2016

Features: Learn about enrichment programs -- summer, semester, academic year, or special day-long activities for middle school and high school students offered at New York's 100+ private, independent colleges and universities!


Access and Opportunity Programs

Features: The listing of programs is a sample of programs at independent colleges and universities in New York that provide opportunities for access to higher education for students who have demonstrated high potential for a successful college experience but who may be from lower income circumstances and attending lower achieving high schools.


For a comparison of eligibility amoung CUNY, SUNY, and the Independent Sector's Opportunity Programs, click here.