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AP Classes

AP Classes are yearlong classes that culminate in an AP exam. AP Classes can allow students to gain college credit before they graduate high school.

Independence High School currently offers four AP Classes:

  • AP Computer Science
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture

More information on AP courses and requirements offered through College Board.

College Bound

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To research different colleges and universities, and to learn about admissions, tuition, and majors offered, visit

For information about CUNY and SUNY schools, see below.

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You can find the Common App at

See Mrs. Hicks in G22 for more information or for help with your application.

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The City University of New York (CUNY) offers both two- and four-year degrees at schools throughout the five boroughs. For more information and a list of CUNY schools, visit

CUNY schools that our graduates have recently attended include:

  • BMCC
  • Bronx Community College
  • The College of Staten Island
  • Hostos Community College
  • Laguardia Community College
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The State University of New York (SUNY) offers programs at 64 sites throughout New York State.

For more information and a list of SUNY schools, visit

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financial aid information


Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid to pay for college. For more information and to apply visit

The New York State Dream Act:

Earlier this spring, the New York State Dream Act was finally approved, which will enable students who were previously ineligible for New York State financial aid due to their immigration status to now qualify for state funding like TAP or Excelsior. These awards can be worth over $5000 per year in grant aid. For more information and to apply visit

The Excelsior Scholarship:

The Excelsior Scholarship will offer free tuition to qualifying students. Families and individuals earning less than $125,000 per year will qualify to attend college tuition-free at all CUNY and SUNY two- and four-year colleges in New York State. In order to apply, students must:

  • Be residents of New York State
  • Attend a SUNY or CUNY two- or four-year degree program
  • Take 30 credits per calendar year (including January and Summer sessions)
  • Plan to live and work in New York following graduation for the length of time they participate in the scholarship program

Additional information on the Excelsior Scholarship.


sat and act registration

The SAT and the ACT are standardized tests used for college admissions. They are offered multiple times throughout the year.

Upcoming SAT dates:

  • December 7, 2019
  • March 14, 2020
  • May 2, 2020
  • June 6, 2020

To sign-up to take the SAT, visit

Upcoming ACT dates:

  • December 14, 2019
  • February 8, 2020
  • April 4, 2020
  • June 13, 2020

To sign-up to take the ACT, visit


test prep


Kaplan offers free online and in-person practice ACT and SAT exams. See for more information.

Khan Academy:

The Princeton Review:

The Princeton Review offers free online and in-person practice ACT and SAT exams. See for more information.