“What does it mean to get a financial aid verification letter?” “What’s a placement exam?”
These are just some of the questions that graduating seniors may ask themselves in the months between college acceptance and the first day of class. Between submitting immunization records, verifying financial aid documentation, attending orientation, paying tuition and registering for classes, students have to navigate a number of complicated processes as they prepare for the start of college. A misstep can result in a student starting classes already behind.
To support the transition to college, New Visions would like to highlight key resources and programs available for students, their families and college counselors:
In order to help students navigate the college enrollment process, New Visions has partnered with a number of community-based organizations and school support organizations (Bottom Line, College Bound Initiative, College Now, Goddard Riverside Community Center - Options, Graduate NYC!, iMentor, Linct to Success, New Settlement Apartments and the Urban Assembly) to develop a series of matriculation guides with specific tips for enrolling in more than 60 colleges throughout New York State. Each guide serves as a checklist, providing students with links to school specific information on what’s needed to enroll successfully.