North Shore Counseling Department

December News

Waitlisted Or Deferred? What Does It Really Mean?

In the counseling office we enjoy when students visit us and bring their college acceptance letters. Some of our students have already been accepted and now are eagerly awaiting their freshmen year of college. However, there are times when a student may receive a letter stating that they are on the waitlist or deferred. This can be confusing and you may find yourself wondering what this really means. The first thing to be aware of is the fact that being on a waitlist is not the same thing as being deferred. If your application is deferred, it means that you have not been accepted yet. If you are on a waitlist it means that the admission staff has reviewed your application, but you will have to wait and see if they have space for you. If you are waitlisted or deferred please see your school counselor. We can explain the process in more detail and help you to make some good decisions. If you want more information click the link below.

Upcoming Events To Put On Your 2018 Calendar Now

PSAT Score Interpretation with the College Board January 8th at 6:30 in the Band Room. Bring your score report with you. This event is for sophomores, juniors and their parents.

Junior Night is January 9th at 7:30 PM in the auditorium. Rob Pertusati from Stony Brook will be here to discuss the college admissions process. Additionally, counselors will be talking about how to prepare for your upcoming junior meeting,

Parents of Special Education and 504 Students: Don't miss this event sponsored by SEPTA. I know that I will be there!

North Shore Special Education PTA presents

Preparing Your Student for College

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


High School Library.

Are you the parent or teacher of a middle school or high school student with an IEP or 504 plan? Don’t miss this presentation by Julia Yindra, Director of Student Access Services at Hofstra University. Ms. Yindra will discuss what skills your middle and high school student needs to learn now, in preparation for success in college. She will also provide information on how to select the right college to meet your student's needs. This presentation will also discuss the difference between IDEA and ADA, which self-awareness and self-advocacy skills are needed to be successful in preparation for college, the difference between services and accommodations in college, and what level of parental involvement is necessary, and appropriate, at the college level.

Parents, students, and teachers are welcome.

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