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Q. What is the college application process at Bayside High School?
A. Counselors review the college application process with all students through a series of lessons through Grad Prep/Google Classroom. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact them.
Q. How many colleges can I apply to?
A. Please discuss this with your Guidance Counselor, as you should pick a variety of schools including “reach,” “target,” and “safety” schools in order to ensure that you get into a place where you will thrive. Typically the limit for applications is: Up to 6 CUNY schools + as many SUNY schools as you would like + a maximum of 6 other colleges. All students are STRONGLY advised to apply to CUNY, as CUNY schools are the most affordable, and will automatically guarantee you a spot in a 4 or 2-year college depending on your GPA and SAT scores.
Q. When should my child take the SAT's for the 1st time?
A. Springtime (May or June) of their Junior year.
Q. How do I apply for financial aid?
A. You can apply for financial aid beginning October 1st of your child's senior year. At that time, fill out a FAFSA form online at FASFA. FAFSA is the form that ALL colleges will require to receive any type of need-based aid. Need-based aid is determined strictly by the family's annual income while merit-based aid is determined by the student's grades and SAT scores.
Q. Can my child walk in graduation if they do not meet the criteria for graduation in June?