North Shore Counseling Department

September Edition

Rob Franek Is Coming To North Shore - See him in person January 15th at 7 pm in the Theater

About Rob Franek

Editor-in-Chief, The Princeton Review

Updated May 2018

Robert Franek, Editor-in-Chief at The Princeton Review is the company's main authority on higher education and a college aficionado: he visits more than 50 colleges a year. Over his 24-year career in education, he has been a college admissions administrator, test prep teacher, publisher, author, and lecturer.

As the chief college expert at The Princeton Review, Rob is author of the company's five college-related books. His newest book is College Admission 101: Simple Answers To Tough Questions About College Admissions and Financial Aid, (May 2018). He is also author of the company's two popular annual guides -- The Best 382 Colleges (August 2017) and Colleges That Pay You Back (January 2018) -- and Colleges That Create Futures (2nd Edition May 2017), and co-author of If the U Fits: Expert Advice on Finding the Right College and Getting Accepted (March 2014).

As Editor-in-Chief of The Princeton Review Books, Robert oversees a line of 150 titles available from Penguin Random House which include best-selling test-prep guides, college- and graduate school- resources and study aids. He also directs The Princeton Review surveys of college administrators and of students in colleges, business schools, and law schools upon which the company bases its annual school rankings.

As a lecturer, Robert gives dozens of presentations a year to audiences of teachers, parents, and students on trending education and college topics. He has also delivered commencement addresses at universities, keynote talks at national conferences, and led panels at the National Association for College Admission Counseling conferences that have drawn standing room only audiences.

Rob has been sourced by media from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal to The Chronicle of Higher Education. His broadcast appearances include over two dozen guest segments on NBC "TODAY," plus interviews on ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and NPR programs.

Prior to joining The Princeton Review in 1999, Rob was a college admission administrator at Wagner College (New York City) for six years. He earned his B.A. at Drew University in Political Science and History, and is a member of the university's Board of Trustees. A lifelong history buff, he conducts historical walking tours of New York City for Sweet City Tours, a company he founded. Rob, 46, lives in Manhattan. Follow his Tweets at @RobFranek.

See Rob in some of his 2017–2018 national television interviews:




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Welcome Jane D'Agate

A new school year is always an exciting time. New clothes, new shoes, new classes and for the high school counseling office a new face. Jane D'Agate was transferred to our office from the middle school so a few of you may recognize her already. Jane's first day was last Thursday so we ask for patience as she learns and adapts to her new position. Jane will directly support Ms. Nelson and Mr. Gyarmathy. She is replacing Ashley Baker who is now in the High School Office.

Upcoming Events

Financial Aid Workshop: September 18th at 6:30 in the High School Theater

College Fair: October 16th from 11:30 am - 12:00 pm in the High School Gym

*Students will attend earlier in the morning.

Naviance Workshop November 27th at 7 pm in the High School Theater

Finding Your Best Fit College with Rob Franek January 15th at 7 pm in the High School Theater

These are our confirmed events. We expect to add additional opportunities. Follow us on twitter @nshorecounselor or on the web for updates.


Senior Meetings And Counselor Appointments

In September, high school counselors will talk with seniors in small groups about the college admissions process. As a parent, you may have many questions as well and you are encouraged to schedule a time to sit down with your child's counselor to plan alongside your student. We have also created a new interactive time line that will help keep you on track (see welcome to senior year below).

Our counselors enjoy talking about the admissions process and again, we encourage you to meet with them. If you wish to speak with your child's counselor, the best way to schedule an appointment is by calling 516-277-7030. Students may find it easier to stop by the office to schedule an appointment.

College Recruiting Visits (see the chart below)

Several college recruiters visit the counseling office annually. Yet, very few students attend one of their sessions. It is important to note that the the representatives visiting our office are often the one reading your application for admissions. You definitely want them to meet you and know who you are. This list is continually growing please visit your Naviance account and look at the "what's new" tab for a complete list of college visits.
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College Fairs - There are many to choose from!

  • · NACAC College Fair September 23 11am-3PM in the Nassau Veterans Memorial Collesium. Register at
  • · NACAC STEM College Fair October 14th 1-4pm Jacobs Javits Convention Center
  • · Performing and Visual Arts Fair November 5th 6:30-9:00 Jacob Javits Convention Center
  • · Fall College Expo September 16 12-3 SUNY Old Westbury Clark Athletic Center