• College Information

    The College Search

    The college search can be a very stressful one for students and parents. Everything from registering/taking the SATs or ACTs, to finding the right college that fits your needs, Financial Aid – to name a few. Below are some helpful links that can help you as you begin and go through your college search.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by and see Ms. Smigelski in the guidance office, call (518) 273-1422 or email tsmigelski@greenisland.org.


    CEEB codes are identification numbers for specific locations and organizations. They were created by the College Board (CEEB simply stands for College Entrance Examination Board, i.e. the College Board) to prevent confusion and ensure things like test scores, transcripts, and applications go to the right places.  For example, including a CEEB code on a score report meant for Columbia University helps to make sure that it doesn’t go to Columbia College instead.

    Though the original use of CEEB codes was to send SAT scores, their uses have expanded and there are now codes for colleges, high schools, countries, majors, scholarships and test centers.

    • Heatly’s CEEB School Code - 332-180

    The Right College

    • College Board – A comprehensive site that allows you to search by major, cost, geographic region, student body size and/or activities and sports offered.

    Applying to College

    • The Common Application – The Common Application is the recommended form for a number of colleges and universities for admission to their undergraduate programs. Many of these institutions use the form exclusively. All give equal consideration to the Common Application and the college’s own form.
    • SUNY Application

    Financial Aid

    Deciding to pursue a college education is an important and rewarding decision. However, with college tuition and other education-related expenses rising steadily, figuring out how to pay for it can be both challenging and a little overwhelming. Fortunately, there is an estimated $136 billion in financial aid available to help students and their families afford the cost of a college education.

    • FAFSA is the first step in applying for over 90% of this aid. FAFSA is a form completed by current and prospective college students (graduate and undergraduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.
    • HESC is the Higher Education Services Corporation, New York State’s higher education student financial aid agency.


    If you need a copy of your high school transcript, please contact Mrs. Zeppieri.