Planning for College
One of Poly's main goals is to prepare each student for college. The information in this area is provided to help students and their families search for and apply to colleges, as well as to find and apply for financial aid. Students at all grade levels should familiarize themselves with this information.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO JUNIORS AND SENIORS
Selecting the most appropriate college or university is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Representatives from a number of institutions of higher learning routinely visit Poly in order to recruit promising students. They provide information about admissions, financial aid, and campus life.
Each junior and senior may sign-up to meet three (3) college representatives. A binder for this purpose is located in the School Counseling Office and you must register at least three days in advance of the visit. You will receive passes in homeroom and the teacher, whose class you will miss, must initial the pass.
Please do not come to meet college representatives if your teacher has not given his/her approval.
For on-line searches about colleges and financial aid, check out these sites:
The CollegeBoard, (Information about colleges, preparing and registering for college entrance tests, SAT and PSAT test dates, and applying for financial aid.)
Colleges That Change Lives, (Information about 40 private colleges identified by former NYTimes education editor Loren Pope.
United Negro College Fund (UNCF), www.uncf.org (Information on the 39 member historically black colleges and universities, and on many scholarship opportunities available to all students at more than 900 colleges.)
Visit to complete the on-line version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
For a partial list of local scholarships available to Poly students, including those offered by the BPI Foundation, please click here.