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Virtual Guidance & COVID-19 Resources

Please use the resources below as general reference for academic items pertaining to the COVID-19 situation.
 
SUNY Virtual Events:

SUNY will host the following Information Sessions in August:

How to Apply to SUNY
Wednesday, August 12, 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 26, 3:00 p.m.

Which SUNY Are You?
Wednesday, August 19, 3:00 p.m.

EOP Information Session
Thursday, August 13, 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 27, 3:00 p.m.

Financial Aid Session
Friday, August 14, 6:00 p.m.


Students can register at www.suny.edu/studentevents or by calling 1.800.342.3811. 

 
Virtual College Fairs:
 
 
The College Board (SAT & AP Exams):
 
Collegewise Virtual Tours and Information Spreadsheet:
Utilize this extremely detailed and informational spreadsheet to find quick information about thousands of schools and easily find links to virtual tours and resources.
 
Long Island Spring College Virtual Guide:
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the annual Spring College Expo for this year had to be cancelled. Please use their online resources, provided here, to still explore participating colleges and access the digital College Fair Guide publication.
 
NCAA Student-Athlete Eligibility:
For information on changes to NCAA eligibility, click here.
In an effort to provide clarity to students and parents making decisions regarding the 2020-2021 academic year, the NCAA Eligibility Center is providing additional guidance regarding distance, e-learning or hybrid options made available by schools with NCAA-approved core courses. The Eligibility Center will continue to monitor the environment and make determinations on extension of other COVID-19 relief policies as more information becomes available.

 

The 2020-21 Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete is now available for download! The guide is designed to assist college-bound student-athletes and their families with understanding the initial-eligibility process.

The College-Bound Student Athlete guide can be found below as a pdf as well as a FAQ on remote learning.
 
New York State Education Department (Regents Exams):
 
SUNY Virtual Events:
Utilize the links below to explore virtual offerings from the SUNY system in exploring SUNY colleges and universities. Additional information and instructions on how to register can be found at the full events and activities page on the SUNY Virtual Events site. For responses to Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
 
SUNY Albany Virtual Event:

To support students in their college exploration and admission process, SUNY Albany is hosting a College Planning Day on Friday, August 21.

Sessions will be online and include:

  • What a First Generation Student Needs to Know
  • The Common Application or SUNY Application?
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility
  • Experiences for Highly Motivated Students
  • Student Life on Campus

 

Click the following link to register for the event: https://admissions.albany.edu/register/augustcpd

 

CUNY- Test Optional Policy:

CUNY has announced the decision to temporarily suspend the use of standardized tests for undergraduate admissions.  Effective immediately, students applying to the University for spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 will not be required to submit SAT or ACT test scores as part of their application, nor shall any submitted scores be considered in evaluating their applications. More info can be found here: https://www.cuny.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/covid-19-standardized-tests/

 
Test Optional Institutions:
To view the most current list of colleges not requiring SAT and/or ACT test scores as part of the admission process, go to this consolidated list here or the Fair Test website here.