Counseling, College, & Career Center of Pawling High School
New Yorkers can call the COVID-19 Emotional Support Hotline at 1-844-863-9314 for mental health counseling.
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|NYSED Certified School Counselor||NYSED Certified School Counselor||Senior Typist|
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Please consider being a resource for our current juniors and seniors by becoming part of our district's collegiate database. Due to social distancing, colleges have closed and cancelled their events so juniors are unable to visit colleges this spring, an important part of the college research process. Our current seniors are also unable to visit, an important part of making the final decision in where they will deposit and attend. While many colleges are delaying their deposit dates, time is of the essence for our seniors. Simply Fill in the form with contact information, your college or university, degree and major, and any other pertinent information so students may contact you for your perspective.
In order to receive contact information from the collegiate database, students must fill out this form and return to your counselor. Collegiate Database Waiver November 2019 FINAL.pdf )
Virtual College Fairs
Students go to https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students for updates on AP exam schedule and important information about taking exams.
If a student is 100% certain they do not want to take the AP exam, log in to your TR account using this link and request to cancel. There is no penalty and you will receive a full refund minus a $4 processing fee.
Please refer to our current curriculum guide for our Advanced Placement course offerings. These courses are college level with the potential to earn college credit upon the successful completion of coursework and AP exam results, and depending on the college's policy. Students must meet requirements in order to be eligible to take these courses which are detailed in our curriculum guide. ALL STUDENTS TAKING AN AP COURSE ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE AP EXAM, OTHERWISE THE WEIGHT AND AP DESIGNATION WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TRANSCRIPT. Cost for each AP exam is $99. AP Seminar and AP Research cost is $145. See your counselor if you believe you may be eligible for a fee waiver.
Students who need to access scores and/or send scores to colleges: LOG ON to apscores.org
Updates From Your Counselors
Email to students and families.pdf March 18, 2020
Students with Disabilities
Applying for SAT and ACT Testing Accommodations
Applying for Services in College
Program adjustments for students with documented disabilities are not covered by FAPE at the post-secondary level of education. A student must actively seek out and advocate for their right to academic adjustments. Below are some links and documents to help. There are procedures for students with documented disabilities seeking program adjustments at the post-secondary level:
2. Student (not parent) will decide whether or not to disclose a disability to colleges.
3. Student (and parent if under 18) will sign a release (available to print from files below) allowing IEP/504/Declassified Document and Psychoeducational Report to be forwarded to the college office that provides adjustments.
4. When the student makes the final college choice, it is the student's responsibility to access services through the college's office that provides academic adjustments.
- Dutchess Community College Self-Assessment Survey.pdf
- IEP-504-Declass Doc Release Form.pdf
- Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education
- Tips for Students with Disabilities to Increase College Success
Applying for Services After High School
Naviance is a college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to postsecondary goals, improving student outcomes and connecting learning to life. This is where all of our grade level resources for students can be found.
Students: contact your School Counselor to reset your account if you're having trouble logging in.
Parents: contact your child's School Counselor for an access code to create your own account.
- Logging in: https://student.naviance.com/pawlinghs
- Instructions for Naviance Student for Parents.pdf
Scholarships and Financial Aid
When you type scholarships into Google, there are about 158,000,000 results. Trying to find help for paying for college is overwhelming. The point of scholarships and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is to get money for college; you should never have to pay to apply or file with the exception of the CSS Profile which some schools require as part of the college application process. The following are resources you may find helpful. For a list of scholarships available to PHS students, log in to your Naviance.
- FAFSA 18-19 Worksheet
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid
- Federal Student Aid Resources in English and Spanish
- NY's 529 College Savings Program
- Understanding FAFSA A How-To Guide
- NYS Higher Education Services Corporation
- CSS/ Financial Aid Profile (required by some colleges)
Pawling High School Profile 2019-2020
official transcript request 3.pdf for alumni
ALUMNI Transcript Request:
To request a transcript once you've graduated PHS, you must fill out our transcript request form
and submit to our office along with a copy of your photo identification.
The form can be found and downloaded from the forms box on this page.
We cannot release transcripts without written permission from the alumni, and only the alumni due to FERPA.