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Mike Campanelli, UAGC’s College Counselor

From which colleges do UAGC graduates earn acceptance letters?

Preparing your Child for

College and Careers

Now is the right time to start thinking about college and careers. No matter what grade your child is in, you can help them begin preparing for their future.

Getting ready for college

tips for Parents

  • Encourage your child to read every day for at least 30 minutes. Reading will help them do well in every subject.

  • Talk to your child about how important it is for them to go to school every day. Attendance is a strong indicator of your child’s academic success.

  • Help your child develop good habits such as being punctual, organized and working well with others. Tracking daily and weekly homework assignments is a great way to build time management organization skills. These are all habits they will need to be successful in college and in their career.

  • Help your child explore their interests. Encourage them to join clubs or programs at their school and in their local community, and ask them about their favorite subjects, hobbies, and activities.

  • Encourage your child, regardless of how they are doing in school, to go to college. All students, including those with disabilities or multilingual learners, can go to college.

  • Attend parent-teacher conferences and school activities. Talk with teachers about how your child is doing in school and monitor your child’s progress.

  • Talk to your child about getting good grades in high school and make sure your child is on track to graduate high school. Your child needs to get a high school diploma or get a GED/HSE to apply to college.

  • Meet with your child’s school counselor and teachers, ask them to share information on colleges that match your child’s interests, paying for college, and begin planning for their future as a team.

Alfred University

Kingsborough Community College of the CUNY

College of Staten Island - CUNY

Baruch College of the CUNY

Le Moyne College

Stella and Charles Guttman Community College

Borough of Manhattan Community College of the CUNY

Lehman College of the CUNY

Stony Brook University

Bronx Community College of the CUNY

Long Island University, Brooklyn

SUNY Albany

Brooklyn College of the CUNY

Marist College

SUNY Alfred State College

Canisius College

Marymount Manhattan College

SUNY Buffalo State College

Cazenovia College

Medgar Evers College of the CUNY

SUNY College at Cobleskill

City College of New York CUNY

Mount Saint Mary College

SUNY College at Cortland

CUNY New York City College of Technology

College of Mount Saint Vincent

SUNY College at Geneseo

Dominican College

Nazareth College

SUNY College at Potsdam

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology

SUNY College of Technology at Canton

Finger Lakes Community College

Queens College of the CUNY

SUNY Fredonia

Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College of the CUNY

Queensborough Community College of the CUNY

SUNY Morrisville

Fordham University

Siena College

SUNY Plattsburgh

Hostos Community College of the CUNY

St. Bonaventure University

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Hunter College of the CUNY

St. Francis College

Union College (New York)

Iona College

St. John Fisher College

University at Buffalo The State University of New York

Ithaca College

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Utica College

John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the CUNY

State University of New York at New Paltz

York College of the CUNY