Remote College Process

Resources to support college research


You should create an account on College Greenlight.

1. Go to and Create Account.

2. When it asks "If you are part of a college readiness program, college success program, or charter school" Click YES.

3. Type in Yonkers Partner in Education and select that as an option.

4. Where it says "Include your counselors" choose your college advisor from the pull down menu.

Good places to start:

1. List of selective colleges that meet 100% of demonstrated need

2. SUNY 2019 Freshman Profile

3. CUNY 2019 Freshman Profile 

4. Watch this overview of the college process

5. Learning more about the downsides of for-profit colleges


Exploring Colleges Online

Because we cannot visit colleges in person right now, these virtual tours are the next best thing during the quarantine!​ You should plan to "go" on 2 virtual tours or virtual information sessions from each of the following categories. Here are some questions to consider as you participate in virtual tours or online information sessions.



SUNYs (short for State University of New York) are not only great academic options but they also offer financially safe options for many of our students. Because financial aid is so specific to each family, please discuss​ financially safe options with your YPIE College Advisor. See EOP qualifications here. However, it is important to know that YPIE counsels our students to seek out affordable options in the college process. 

1. SUNY Plattsburgh

2. SUNY Oneonta 

3. SUNY Cortland

4. SUNY Stony Brook

5. SUNY Binghamton

Info sessions:

1. SUNY Albany

2. SUNY Binghamton

3. SUNY Oswego

4. SUNY Purchase


Selective Colleges:


What are selective colleges? Selective colleges are colleges where the majority of accepted students have a high GPA and high standardized tests scores. These schools often have high graduation rates (above ~85%), meaning most students who start at these schools finish with a degree, which make them good options! Take a look at virtual tours and info sessions from the following selective colleges

1. University of Chicago 

2. Williams College

3. Bowdoin College

4. Colorado College

5. Lehigh University

6. Franklin & Marshall College

7. Vassar College

8. Smith College

Info sessions:

1. Trinity College

2. Bowdoin College 

3. University of Chicago

4. Williams College

5. Franklin & Marshall 

6. Boston University

7. Smith College


CUNYs (short for City University of New York) are known for their upward mobility potential, commuting options and affordability. All students should plan to apply to the CUNYs.  


1. CUNY Baruch

2. Borough of Manhattan Community College (2 year school)

3. CUNY Lehman 

4. City College of NY (CCNY)


Upcoming Events

- Monday July 13th: SUNY Binghamton

- Monday July 20th: Columbia University

- Monday July 27th: CUNY Macaulay Honors College

- Thursday Aug 13th: New York Summer Virtual College Fair


College Essay

We're going to have essay workshops for juniors starting in late April/early May.  
Sign up for the next workshop dates here

Standardized Tests ​

SAT Prep via Khan Academy

Resources for letters of recommendations​

Brag sheet

Learning More About Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Calculators:

1. MyinTuition

2. SUNY Net Price Calculator

Fly-In Programs

Info compiled by College Greenlight

Updates on the college process in the news

College Admissions Deans sign statement regarding student priorities during COVID
College Admissions Deans speak about grades and testing

College Admissions Deans speak about extracurriculars and summer opportunities 

College Admissions Deans speak about financial aid, essays and recommendations

Ask the experts video series from Bates College

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