Students who attend strong match colleges graduate at higher rates. Consider these three factors:

  • Match for Admission– Are you eligible academically based on your GPA and test scores?
  • Match for Affordability- What is my family income? How much financial aid is being offered by the college/program?
  • Match for Student Success Supports- What type of learning environment and services do you need to be successful? Do you qualify for opportunity programs?

What type of college might be a strong match for me?

Choose the academic profile that's closest to yours:

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Students with GPAs and Math Regents above 85 often find their fit at selective colleges and universities, but every student is different. Talk to your counselor to set a college goal that's right for you.

Download the student checklist for selective colleges and universities.

Students with GPAs and Math Regents between 75 and 85 often find their fit at 4 year colleges, but every student is different. Talk to your counselor to set a college goal that's right for you.

Download the student checklist for 4 year colleges.

Students with GPAs and Math Regents between 65 and 75 often find their fit at 2 year colleges, but every student is different. Talk to your counselor to set a college goal that's right for you.

Download the student checklist for 2 year colleges.

There's a place in college for anyone who graduates from high school! You could graduate on track to attend a 2 year college. Talk to your counselor to set a college goal that's right for you.

Download the student checklist for 2 year colleges.

Make a college list with between 10-20 colleges. Include CUNYs, SUNYs, and Private Colleges.
Consider match for post-secondary pathway, affordability and belonging and support.

  • 6 CUNYs- 1 CUNY fee waiver allows students to apply to 6 CUNY colleges.
  • Up to 7 SUNYs- 1 SUNY fee waiver allows students to apply to up to 7 SUNY colleges.
  • Up to 7 Private Colleges- 1 Common Application allows students to apply to over 500 Private Colleges.
  • Add “Reach schools”– Schools that have admissions standards at the high end of what you can meet, and that you’d love to go to if you get in.
  • Add “Match” schools- Schools that are the best fit for you academically and financially.
  • Add “Likely” schools- Schools that you are very likely to get into and which are affordable for you and your family.