The High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology
College Office: Room 104
CEEB code: 330743
Now is the time to get ready for college!
Seniors, click here for a step by step guide on applying and financial aid.
Juniors, click here to get started on your college Research.
Remember, you are applying as an undergraduate freshman.
1. Create a professional email account. Do not use addresses such as email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. Remember to be professional in all of your communication with colleges. For more information on email etiquette click here.
Sign up for the SAT, SAT Subject Tests and the ACT. * Fee waivers available for eligible students in room 104.
For more information on the SAT click here.
For more information on the ACT click here.
3. Ask for 2 teacher recommendations. If a college asks for the e-mail address for your teacher who is writing an academic recommendation, use their @hstat.org account. It is the first initial and last name of the teacher. For example, Denise Basso is DBasso@hstat.org.
4. Forms will ask for your counselor and school address and phone numbers, you can find them here: Our School Info
5. The best way to research schools is to visit them or speak with an admissions officer. See the calendar below for a schedule of open houses, college trips and admissions officers' visits to HSTAT. Click here to learn how to apply to fly in programs where schools will cover your travel expences in order to visit their campus!
6. The White House has created a great website with lots of data about colleges. Check out "College Scorecard."
7. Do a college search on the College Board website's "Big Future". Research the recommendations made by the College Board College Search.
9. Research SUNY schools. Review SUNY Admissions Profile (also check out the admissions profiles for SUNY's EOP and Community College applicants). The SUNY application can be confusing. Click here to learn more about applying to SUNY.
10. Research College Access and Opportunity Programs:
CUNY : SEEK/CD
SUNY : EOP
Private New York State Colleges: HEOP
11. If you are applying to colleges that use the Common App, create an account with the Common Application: commonapp.org Click here for an application tutorial and other FAQs. Do an Advanced Search on the Common App website. Research the recommendations made by the Common App Advanced Search.
12. Research Historically Black Colleges on the Common Black College Application.
13. Visit Unigo the college search website for students by students.
14. Check out this article (and list) about colleges that show a commitment to ecominic diversity.
16. What do I put in those darn college application envelopes?? Familiarize yourself with the procedure for submitting your applications. Click here for an explanation. Fill out and paperclip a checklist to each envelope.
17. Consider whether or not to apply Early Decision or Early Action. Click here for information.
19. Here is a calendar to keep you on track and up to date (Click +GoogleCalendar to add it to your own Google Calendar):
21. Click here for information on financial aid.
22. You've been accepted to several schools? Now you need help deciding on which college to attend. Check out College Pick.
The Common Application accepted by many top colleges and universities and a great college research tool
The Common Black Application accepted by many of the Historically Black Colleges
Unigo Everybody's talking about it. The college search website made by students for students.
Here is a calendar to keep you on track and up to date (Click +GoogleCalendar to add it to your own Google Calendar):
1. Your email address is often the first "e-contact" you make with a person/organization. It should be short and professional. (Do not use addresses such as email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc.) These are unacceptable.
2. E-mails are electronic communications between people, like letters, and should be written in good style, with correct grammar and punctuation.
3. E-mail is not private. Even though it is treated confidentially, it is monitored and logged.
4. The subject line of your e-mail should contain a short statement pertaining to the content of your message. The recipients of your e-mail will be able to better organize and save their incoming e-mails. Subject lines will also help administrators combat spam mail and help spam filters to identify legitimate mail from spam mail.
5. The body of the message should state the problem or question clearly. It should be written without internet short-hand.
6. Always include your full name when communicating via email, preferably at the end of the message. You should include your name, address and telephone number on each email as a formatted ending.
7. Spell check is a good thing. You can set your e-mail options to automatically spell check each e-mail before sending.
8. You should always re-read your messages before sending. Don’t be too hasty to send an e-mail. With the convenience of e-mail, people are quick to send e-mails or reply in a hurry; however, some responses need thought and some time, and you may regret a hasty response. E-mails are communications in writing, and, as such, are documents that may contain information that you decide you don't like a letter than a telephone call.
9. Write with professionalism. High standards are appreciated in all aspects of life.
Thank you so much for supporting our students on their journey to college!
Our students are given teacher recommendation forms in the spring of their Junior year (and then again in the fall of their Senior year) and are given the responsibility of asking 2 of their Junior year teachers to commit to writing them letters of recommendation. The forms, once filled out, should be returned to Kitty in room 114 in order for the college office to keep a record of who is writing a letter for who.
Here are some links to help support you in the recommendation writing process:
Give us a call at 718-759-3435
Or email us at HstatCollegeOffice@gmail.com
High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology
350 67th Street