Dear Class of 2023 and Parents,
Congratulations on reaching the end of the school year! It is super important to review the Junior Checklist to ensure you’re on track and feeling good about your college planning so far. We have a few important updates to share before we all head out for the summer, so please read below.
Write Your College Essay!
Summer is an optimal time to get started on writing your college essay. It is a process and not something that happens in just one try! Congratulations and thanks to those of you who attended the College Essay Workshop. You’re off to a great start! 
Below are the essay prompts for some commonly applied to colleges. We encourage you to get started with your writing or keep up your momentum!  
  • Macaulay Honors College (CUNY) essay prompts are here
  • The Common Application essay prompts are here
  • Yeshiva University (YU) essay prompts and application requirements for Fall 2023: Click here to view general freshman application requirements. Click here to view requirements and essay prompts for YU Honors. 
Research Colleges and Visit Schools
  • Macaulay Honors College (CUNY) is hosting a virtual event for prospective students on August 11. Click here for more info and to register. 
  • NYU is offering in person as well as virtual tours. Click here to register. 
  • Our list of links to virtual tours/events of many popular colleges for Flatbush students.
  • OU-JLIC is also an incredible resource, as is Hillel.
  • As you search, we encourage you to copy and use College Essay Guy's College List Research & Essay Tracker to stay organized.
Standardized Testing
You will find the most up-to-date information about college testing requirements on colleges’ admission office websites. For your convenience, we keep track of many colleges on a sheet here. We continue to update the sheet as we learn more information.
Registering for SATs and ACTs
SAT: The very first time you register for the SAT, you must submit College Board’s online form and upload a completed clergy letter. Please get a clergy letter from the College Guidance Office. Click here for instructions for first-time registrants and to complete the form to switch to a Sunday test date. This process takes days to complete. The deadline to register for the August 28th test is July 29, 2022! 
ACT: Students may register for ACT Sunday testing online. Be sure to select a non-Saturday test center and date.
Do NOT wait until the last minute to register for standardized testing!
We realize that there will be a number of transitions in the college office over the summer. We will keep you abreast of these changes. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to your current college counselor at any point throughout the summer. It may take us a little extra time to respond, but we are here for you if you have any questions. We are all committed to ensuring that the college search and application process is seamless for each of you. Have a wonderful and restful summer!  
Ms. Long, Rabbi Rosenblum, Ms. Natov, Mrs. Dressler,
Rabbi Schwartz, and Mrs. Kuznicki

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