Stacy Dumaresq and Samantha Sherpa
(718)759-3441 (Ms. Dumaresq)
(718)759-3435 (Ms. Sherpa)
Dear HSTAT Parents,
The HSTAT College Office is excited to work alongside you as we prepare our students for their post-secondary plans. Planning for college and careers is an exciting time here at HSTAT. As college advisors, we will be working with ALL cohorts to help prepare them for college and beyond. Below is a tentative plan for how we will work together to ensure our students are set-up for success and have exposure to the best opportunities possible.
- Students receive preparation for the PSAT and SAT exams
- Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students will receive college-related lessons in their classes.
- Beginning Junior year, students are scheduled for in-person meetings with college advisors to create a list of majors, colleges, and opportunity programs that are of interest.
- Seniors receive one-on-one guidance throughout the college application process, applying for financial aid etc.
- ALL students will use their Naviance accounts (student.naviance.com) to conduct research on college offerings on an ongoing basis
- To stay updated on presentations, tutorials and to-do lists, parents can access the “College Office” Google Classroom page by going to www.classroom.google.com and entering the class code for their student’s cohort.
We look forward to working together this year and will continue to provide guidance to your students throughout their senior year and beyond.
If you have any questions, please email us at HSTATCOLLEGE@HSTAT.ORG or call us at
(718) 759-3435 or (718) 759-3441. We speak Spanish!
Your College Advisors,
Ms. Dumaresq and Ms. Sherpa
Join the 12th grade Google Classroom page for important updates/tutorials/scholarships and all your college related needs (https://classroom.google.com/c/MTY3NDMwMjc4MjU2?cjc=o2zriiu)
12th Grade Application Timeline
Apply to CUNY on www.CUNY.edu
Apply to any non-CUNY school at www.commonapp.org
Making sure all colleges you’re applying to are updated on Naviance “Colleges I’m applying to” list
Make sure you have 2 teachers to write you letters of recommendation
Write your College Essay
Sign up to attend virtual college tours
Apply for scholarships HERE
Nov 23, 2021
By January, ALL of your NON-CUNY applications and financial aid (FAFSA/TAP) should have been submitted
- April 29: DECISION DAY! Commit to a college!
- By May 1st, send your deposit to hold your seat (if the fee wasn't already waived)
- May 23: Alumni Day: Talk with HSTAT alumni at the colleges you'll be attending in the Fall
- June 8: Senior Awards
Join the 11th grade Google Classroom page for important updates/tutorials/scholarships and all your college related needs
English and History teachers will be presenting the following college lessons in their classes. College advisors will also meet with 11th graders in small groups starting February 14th.
Lesson #1: College office Google Classroom and Naviance
Lesson #3: Letters of recommendation
Lesson #4: Types of degrees and Career research
Lesson #5: Types of Colleges (CUNY vs SUNY, Public vs Private, HBCU, Liberal arts, etc)
Lesson #6: CUNY research
Lesson #7: SUNY research or Trade school research
Lesson #8: “Other” college research or Trade school research
Lesson #9: Financial Aid
Lesson #10: Financial Aid/Summer to do list
Join the 10th grade Google Classroom page for important updates/tutorials/scholarships and all your college related needs
Stony Brook University is seeking students for a one-week, hands-on journalism workshop that Stony Brook University’s School of Communication and Journalism will offer in July.
Through the Robert W. Greene Summer Institute for High School Journalists, students will be able to work closely with journalism professionals, across media platforms, for one intensive week (July 24-30). They’ll report their own stories and work with cutting-edge journalism technology.
It’s free to apply, and tuition for those accepted is $500. That cost can be waived, so please don’t let it discourage you from applying. CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY.
Join the 9th grade Google Classroom page for important updates/tutorials/scholarships and all your college related needs
Minds Matter’s Class of 2025 applications are now open!
Minds Matter is a 7-year, college access mentoring program that works with low-income high school students around the city. Our mission is to connect driven and determined students from low- income families with the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college, create their future, and change the world. We work with high-achieving students, who are committed to going to a 4-year college or university, and are able to commit to our program, which runs weekly on Saturdays throughout the school year.
To apply to Minds Matter, students must meet the following requirements:
- A GPA of 3.0 or above
- Able/willing to commit to Saturday Programming
- Committed to attending a 4-year college or university
- Meet Minds Matter Income requirements*
- Be in the graduating class of 2025
CLICK LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION & TO LEARN HOW TO APPLY!
How can I support you
- Answer any financial aid questions you have over the summer
- Help with communication with your college
- Provide check-ins and support during your first year in college (i.e getting involved with extracurricular activities at your college)
- Follow our alumni instagram! @hstat.alumni