Welcome to College Counseling at BPCS
Lena Chao, College Counselor
Donna Choi Ellis, Learning Specialist / College Counselor
Jamie Vaughan, Guidance and College Counselor
All colleges on the following list have accepted students in Brooklyn Prospect's Classes of 2016 through 2018. Congratulations, Green Knights!
Timeline for Senior Year
We know that the process can be intimidating, but here is a timeline to help you get organized for this year.
Here is a Comprehensive Guide to College Admission and Financial Aid.
Attention, Seniors! Fill out your financial aid forms starting October 1st, 2018. All students must file FAFSA through here.
For underclassmen:It's never too early to get a better sense of what your family will be expected to contribute to college. It is important to note that the financial aid estimator only calculates your estimated need, not how much of that need will be met by each school you apply to.Use FAFSA4Caster to learn more.
All colleges and universities are required to have a Net Price Calculator on their website. A simple search will allow you to get a better sense of what families will pay to attend a specific university or college. Click here to learn more.
Donna Choi Ellis
Learning Specialist/ College Counselor
Guidance and College Counselor
Welcome back to the 2018- 2019 academic year!
Seniors, start logging into your Naviance account and get reacquainted with the resources available.
Juniors, we look forward to teaching you in college readiness class and getting you started understanding college admission.
Upcoming BPCS Events
October 10th, 2018: PSAT 10/ NMSQT
Upcoming College Events
CIS-IB International College & University fair in New York: Register here
BPCS Spring College Tours
The College office took 10th and 11th graders to visit 2 college campuses this spring! One bus went to Philadelphia to see Haverford College & Temple University. The second bus went to Quinnipiac University & University at Bridgeport. Thanks to the schools on hosting us and giving us invaluable info!
Students listening to our tour guide, Michelle on Haverford's campus
Group picture at Temple University
College Admissions News
- Stanford's Take on the IB Diploma Programme
- 5 Myths About College Admission
- Social Media and College Admission
- DREAMER Loan Fund
- Advice College Admissions Officers Give Their Own Kids
- Projected Income for College Graduates
- Campus Tour Tips for Students and Parent
- NYTimes' 4 Standout College Application Essays
- How to Conquer the Admissions Essay
Khan Academy has teamed up with College Board to offer extensive, free online SAT prep here for 2018's Redesigned SAT. Make sure to connect your College Board account to Khan Academy so you get the best help!
Thinking about SAT Subject Tests? College Board offers practice questions online for students deciding on SAT Subject Tests at this link.
Internships and Summer Opportunities
Check out our great CAS Page for a wide range of opportunities.
See the College Counseling Page on the BPCS Library Website for our list of recommended titles.
The College Office also has books where you can learn more about college options!