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 Spanish Language and Culture
More information on AP courses and requirements offered through College Board.
To research different colleges and universities, and to learn about admissions, tuition, and majors offered, visit www.princetonreview.com.
For information about CUNY and SUNY schools, see below.
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 www.cuny.edu.
CUNY schools that our graduates have recently attended include:
Bronx Community College
The College of Staten Island
Hostos Community College
Laguardia Community College
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 www.suny.edu/attend.
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 studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.
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 www.hesc.ny.gov/dream.
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
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:
To sign-up to take the SAT, visit collegeboard.org.
Upcoming ACT dates:
To sign-up to take the ACT, visit www.act.org.
Kaplan offers free online and in-person practice ACT and SAT exams. See https://www.kaptest.com/sat/free/events for more information.
The Princeton Review:
The Princeton Review offers free online and in-person practice ACT and SAT exams. See princetonreview.com for more information.