College Readiness

College Application, Financial Aid, and Success Links 

Federal Financial Student Aid Application:

NYC TAP Financial Aid Application: NYC TAP Financial Aid

CUNY Application: CUNY Application

SUNY Application: SUNY Application

The Common Application: Common App Apprenticeship Resources by State

U.S. News 2020 Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Niche's 2020 Best Colleges in America: 2020 Best Colleges in America

The College Board: College Board

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Questions about applying for financial aid? Do I Qualify for Financial Aid?

College Access for All

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In the Summer of 2017, New Dawn became 1 of 100 high schools in NYC who receives training and funding to build school-wide college and career culture with the Department of Education’s College Access For All initiative. During the 2017-2018 school year, we increased student awareness of post-secondary options and fields of study by building curricula used in all core and elective/advisory courses starting in the 9th grade. Additionally, the CARA (College Access: Research & Action) College Bridge Program addresses the gap in college guidance by training college students, called College Coaches, who support our graduating seniors in during their senior year and the summer before they go off to college. The College Coach, as long with the College Counselor, help students navigate the college application and financial aid processes, assist with budgeting for textbooks, arranging transportation to college and register for courses.