College and Career Prep
Gathering and comparing information about colleges will help you in your selection process. Here are some suggestions that can help you make the college choice that's right for you. Here are some things to consider as well as a College Prep Checklist to assist you:
- Curriculum/Courses Offered
- School setting (urban, suburban or rural)
- Financial Cost
- Extra-Curricular events/activities
- Personal fit
Writing the College Essay
College Essay Advisers - This link will take you to a series of YouTube videos designed to help you write your college essay. There are videos about "Do's and Don'ts" the specific essay topics and the ways to present information. This is a great resources to get you started!
As rising seniors are preparing for their college visits, SUNY Upstate Medical University has launched their NEW Upstate Accelerated Scholars Program -- designed for high school seniors (application timelines may vary by parterning undergraduate institution) who wish to apply to both an undergradute instutions and medical school simultaneously.
If accepted, students are guaranteed accepted to Upstate College of Medicine upon completion of their undergraduate degree and completion of conditional acceptance requirements (participation in summer programming and minimum GPA).
Some benefits of Upstate Accelerated Scholars:
- NO MCAT required
- Avoid traditional medical school interviewing/application cycle and costs associated
- Summer programming and community-building at Upstate during undergraduate years
- Major in topics of interest rather than those simply a fit for medical school
MORE UNDERGRADUATES HAVE BEEN ADDED and more to come - Specific details vary by undergraduate partner and are listed online at; www.upstate.edu/uas
The following colleges will be visiting the guidance office. Please see guidance for a pass if interested.