Fri, Oct 21 | 10 AM–2 PM | Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Register now to join the Library for our fourth annual College Fair! Meet representatives from colleges, universities, and community-based organizations, and pick up free information and resources for students and families. Throughout the day, there will be workshops that you can join to find answers to all your questions about postsecondary readiness. NYPL’s College Fair is free and open to all teens and their families. We look forward to seeing you there!
Whether you’re working on college applications or trying to figure out what career is best for you, NYPL’s College and Career Pathways program is here to help with our Intensive College and Career Access Network (ICCAN).
Whether you're looking for college guidance, career readiness, or adulting skills, The New York Public Library's College and Career Pathways program is here to help! Check out these informational videos to give you guidance on different topics that will help you prepare for what comes after high school.
Sign up for a one-on-one session (30 minutes to an hour) with a College and Career Pathways librarian to get individual postsecondary readiness assistance online. We will get in touch with you to schedule appointments at a time that is convenient for you. Our regular office hours are Monday through Friday, from 3 PM to 5 PM, EST.
Discover a wide array of free programs across the Library, including at our neighborhood branches in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
Would you like to receive updates about virtual events, scholarship/grant opportunities, and more direct to your Google Calendar? Check out our College and Career Pathways Resources Calendar! Subscribe with your Google account to keep track of upcoming news, events, and deadlines!
Additional Online Resources
These resources come from a variety of trusted sources and NYPL partner organizations. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
General College Information Resources
Check out which colleges and universities are still accepting freshmen and transfer applications using the National Association for College Admission Counseling's College Openings Update List.
Explore the National Association for College Admission Counseling's resource for speaking with admissions representatives, attending webinars, and planning tours of hundreds of colleges and universities.
Discover online resources from our friends at Collegewise.
Financial Aid/Financial Assistance Resources
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NACAC’s Inclusion, Access, and Success (IAS) Committee addressed the financial micro-barriers students from low-income backgrounds face in the college admission process. Given these obstacles, the committee suggested NACAC offer an enrollment deposit waiver for students experiencing significant financial hardship. Similar to NACAC’s current application fee waiver, the enrollment deposit waiver is used by students to request a fee waiver or deferral.
CUNY/SUNY Updates and Information
Find individual checklists and guides to admissions and enrolling in various City University of New York schools.
- Take virtual tours of several CUNY Campuses.
- Take virtual tours of several CUNY Campuses.
Find individual checklists and guides to admissions and enrolling in various State University of New York schools.
SAT / ACT Exams
More schools are going SAT/ACT optional for the 2020-2021 academic year. Find schools with test-optional policies for Fall 2021.
Check out these exciting opportunities that will help you explore your interests and build out your resume from home! Opportunities are organized by service, writing, STEM, athletics, the arts, study abroad/languages, exploring archives, and museums.
- Find tips about accessing IEP meetings remotely.
- Access a recorded webinar that addresses standardized tests, college tours, and college applications for those with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Wondering how to utilize virtual college tours to check on a school's accessibility? Check out this article: Assessing Virtual College Tours for Students with Physical Disabilities and Health Conditions.
- Find various tips for researching campuses' disability services from the HBCU Disability Consortium.
The New York Public Library is here to support kids of all ages, educators, and parents and caregivers with an array of programs and resources, both in person and online. Discover what we’re doing for kids and teens as New Yorkers return to school this fall—plus books, free homework help, learning tools, and fun, engaging activities to help you develop all your skills.
Everything early learners, kids, and teens need to become lifelong learners.
College & Career Pathways has been made possible thanks to the generous support of The Helen Gurley Brown Foundation.
Major support for educational programming is provided by Merryl H. and James S. Tisch.