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Types of Colleges
As a student starts identifying college preferences, the classifications of colleges can be confusing to understand. Here are some common college types and their definitions, which you can use to have conversations with your mentee about their ...
Understanding College Fit and Match
This article helps provide information about the importance of your mentee's college list. You will be guided through the attributes of a college list, and why they are vital for your mentee to consider.  The following information is abrid...
Community Colleges: It's not what you think
This article is meant to provide you more information around the what community college is, and why it may be a viable option for your mentee to consider. Reach out to your Program Manager with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. ...
Transferring from Two to Four Year College - with checklist
This article is meant to help mentors gain a better understanding of the community college transfer process. Use the information below, including videos and a transfer checklist  to support mentees on their journey.  There are three main...
CUNY & SUNY Student Programs
New York State supports Opportunity Programs on many public and private campuses. They are admissions programs that enable students to enroll who do not meet the traditional academic guidelines but show promise as well as financial need. This articl...
Advice on For-Profit Colleges
For-profit colleges can provide features that are intriguing to prospective students, such as their high acceptance rates and the flexible schooling options. These are higher-education institutions that pay taxes and operate as businesses.  Th...