NACAC College Openings 2015

More than 220 colleges and universities still have openings, aid and housing available to qualified freshman and/or transfer students for the Fall 2015 semester, according to the  National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC’s) annual College Openings Update (formerly the “Space Availability Survey”). The Update can be viewed at:

Now in its 28th year, the Update is a tool for counselors, parents and teachers as they assist students who have not yet completed the college application and admission process after the May 1 response deadline observed by many colleges. In cases where well-qualified students may not have applied to a range of institutions, or may have been turned down by all schools to which they applied, the Update provides an opportunity to be accepted by competitive institutions, and to obtain financial aid and housing.

Both public and private colleges and universities are listed on the Update.

It will remain on NACAC’s Web site through June 30.  Colleges have been asked to modify their listings as the number of openings at their institutions changes.

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New allegations of an SAT security breach, this time on a U.S. test

From the Washington Post:

SAT cheating investigations this school year have centered in Asia, where student scores have been withheld in October, November, December and January. Now there’s a new facet to the scandal: Along with allegations of cheating in Asia on the May exam, questions have been raised about a security breach of the SAT that hundreds of thousands of students took in the United States on May 2.

Read the full story here.

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Free College Essay Writing Workshop: Next Thursday, May 28

The College Directions Program at the Riverdale Neighborhood House is offering a FREE College Essay Writing Workshop.  It is on Thursday May 28th at 5pm.  An English teacher from Fieldston Ethical Culture will be helping students start their college essays.   Students can register for the event or show up the day of.  All are welcome.

Download the flier here!

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This Monday, 4/20: NYSACAC Regional Forum at Fordham University

Please see below about registering for the NYSACAC Professional Development Forum at Fordham Lincoln Center.

Check in and breakfast will begin at 8 am with the forum schedule as follows:

8:00 – 8:30: Check in & Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45: Welcome remarks

8:45 – 9:15: Round Table Rotation 1

9:15 – 9:45: Round Table Rotation 2

9:45 – 10:15: Round Table Rotation 3

10:15 – 10:45: Round Table Rotation 4

10:45 – 11:15: Round Table Rotation 5

11:15 – 12:00: Wrap up conversation & raffle for NYSACAC Utica conference grant

12:00: Optional campus tours depart

Please note the following directions & locations details

Date: Monday, 4/20/15

Registration:  Non-members, please make sure to pay the $20 fee prior to the forum, if you have not done so already, by contacting Kathleen at  Otherwise, only exact cash will be taken at check in.

Location:  Fordham University, 12th Floor Lounge of the Lowenstein Center.  Use the main campus entrance at 113 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023.  The attendant will direct Forum registrants to the Lounge

Directions/Parking:  Detailed directions and a campus map are available at  By subway, take the A, B, C, D or 1 train to the Columbus Circle station, which is one block east of campus. By car, use the GPS address above and see our list of area parking garages — including some that offer Fordham discounts — at

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Report on Challenges for High School Counselors in College Advising

From Inside Higher Ed:

High school counselors have significant time demands that keep them from spending as much time as many would like on college advising, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

Get the link and more info here.

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We support the New York State Dream Act Coalition!

Undocumented youth need your orgs help!

I am asking that all people who work with youth, sign the below letter — we need ALL the support we can get to make sure that every undocumented youth have access to state financial aid.

Sign it here by filling it out the quick Google Form!


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Lehman College Specialized Information Sessions

These are great opportunities for students to check out Lehman college for specific interests.  Open to 9th-12th graders.  Please encourage students to register.

Lehman College
Spring 2015
Specialized Information Sessions

Social Work
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Music Building, East Dining Room

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Music Building, Room 306

Nursing & Health Sciences
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Music Building, East Dining Room

Business, Economics, and Accounting
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Carman Hall, Room B04

(Early Childhood, Childhood, Middle, and High School)
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Carman Hall, Room B36

All sessions begin promptly at 6:00 p.m.

For a complete list of Information Sessions and to R.S.V.P at the website

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