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  • Offers special testing with extended time and in alternative formats at specially arranged times for people with disabilities.
  • Information about SAT I, SAT II: Subject Tests, PSAT/NMSQT, AP, and CLEP
  • Spanish language version of Funding Your Education, a guide to financial aid provided by the federal government. Includes costs of education, eligibility requirements for application for financial aid, deadlines, and information on other college-based financial assistance programs.
  • Established in 1978, the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) at Baruch College, offers a range of non-credit computer classes in a college environment for beginners and experienced users. The Center provides information and training on assistive computer technology for professionals and the business community, and conducts research to explore innovative ways of using the computer to improve the quality of life for visually impaired people.
  • The financial aid application service of the College Board
  • Directory of institutions that provide distance education courses provided through the Internet or mail. Includes an index of subjects offered by institutions.
  • On-line registration and information on these tests, AP,CLEP,GMAT,GRE,PRAXIS, SAT etc.
  • Apply for federal financial aid online
  • Guide to financial aid provided by the federal government. Includes costs of education, eligibility requirements for application for financial aid, deadlines, and information on other college-based financial assistance programs.
  • Current information on GED (General Educational Development) Tests from the State Education Department.

  • Immunization and medical requirements for New York City schools
  • A 10-week program that teaches leadership and advocacy skills to older adults offered by the Joint Public Affairs Committee (JPAC) for Older Adults, sponsored by Jewish Association for Services for the Aged (JASA). Nominal fee is charged. Limited scholarships are available.
  • Eight information sheets created by the NY State Department of Education to help parents understand the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001. Topics include an overview of the NCLB Act, School Report Cards, and Teacher Qualifications. Available in English and Spanish. Other languages available by contacting the NYS Department of Education.
  • This free database created by the Childrens' Committee for Children of New York, Inc. provides statistical information on the well-being of children in New York City. Searches can be done by borough, community district, or school district. Statistics cover 200 different indicators, including child care, youth issues, and education.
  • The Common Core of Data (CCD), a program of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, is a comprehensive, annual, national statistical database of information concerning all public elementary and secondary schools (approximately 95,000) and school districts (approximately 17,000).
  • Admission and financial aid information for New York's private colleges and universities
  • From the NYC Dept. of Education, search for schools by name, number, or zip code. You may also search by region using the map or clickable links. Information about high schools, charter schools, alternative and special education programs is also available.
  • From the National Center for Education Statistics, the School District Demographics website provides access to geographic and demographic data for school districts nationwide.
  • The New York Public Library's literacy program, the Centers for Reading and Writing (CRW), offers free tutoring in reading and writing to English-speaking adults, 16 years of age and older, through small group instruction. Centers located in Manhattan including the Harlem, St. Agnes and Seward Park Branches. Please call to verify program times and service hours.

  • Information about the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)