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.
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
Brooklyn College of the CUNY
SUNY Alfred State College
Marymount Manhattan College
SUNY Buffalo State 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
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
Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College of the CUNY
Queensborough Community College of the CUNY
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)
St. John Fisher College
University at Buffalo The State University of New York
St. Thomas Aquinas College
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the CUNY
State University of New York at New Paltz
York College of the CUNY