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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339




Pupil Personnel

Guidance Office

Ms. Colleen Cushing, 7-12 Counselor, ext. 2129 colleen.cushing@fortplain.org

Mrs. Kayla Mahoney, 7-12 Counselor, ext. 2130, kayla.mahoney@fortplain.org

Mrs. Lara Gordon, Psychologist, ext. 2131 lara.gordon@fortplain.org

Ms. Andrea Bouck, Secretary ext. 2128 andrea.bouck@fortplain.org   


Helpful Links:

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College Admissions Guide:

Junior Year

- Think about your college choice. Talk with your counselor about your options.
- Use http://www.fastweb.com to find money for college.
- Take the PSAT: consider taking the ACT/SAT in the spring.

Summer after Junior Year

- Visit college campuses; ask college friends for advise.
- Request applications and brochures from your top college choices and visit their web sites.
- Practice application essays by writing sample drafts.

Senior Year: Fall

- Organize your applications by creating files for your choices. List application requirements and deadlines.
-Take the ACT and/or SAT. Listen to announcements for application deadlines. Dates and locations of exams will be announced.
- Request letters of recommendation from teachers and community leaders early.
- Talk to your parents about college costs. What can you afford?
- Visit http://www.finaid.org to learn about financial aid.
- Attend FPCS financial aid night and FMCC college night. Listen to announcements for date and time.

Senior Year: Winter

- Work on college applications. They are due to FPCS Guidance Office late December.
-January: File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid as soon after Jan. 1 as possible. Check out http://www.fafsa.ed.gov
- Check with your prospective colleges about additional financial application forms and requirements. 

Senior Year: Spring

- Check the mail for admission letters and financial aid awards.
- Compare your admission offers. Ask your counselor to help you weigh your options.
-Time for a decision! Most schools ask you for a decision by May 1.
-May: Don't forget to notify schools you have decided not to attend.
- Double check deadlines for housing, financial aid, etc.
- Send your final high school transcript to your new school.



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