Strong Plan: College Access - Choosing A Path After High School 

Chancellor Banks has outlined a bold vision for New York City: through a reimagined student experience that centers career-connected learning, all students will reach long-term economic security. In line with that vision, with the support of College and Career Advising programs, NYC high school students and their families can take advantage of the robust resources listed below to continue their journey with passion and purpose!

Students celebrating after high school opportunities

Resources for Students

Next Steps Advising: Live 1-on-1 College and Career Advising

Next Steps Texts: Reminders with Deadlines, Information, and Opportunities 

Sign up here to get Next Steps Texts to receive weekly texts that will help you lock in your plans and get the help you need to explore, prepare, apply and transition to your chosen path.

Connect with Your School Counselor

Students should schedule a 1:1 meeting with their school counselor or someone they trust at their school to discuss their postsecondary plan and the transition support they need. To get prepared, use the following 12 questions to prepare for these meetings, available in English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Haitian Creole, Urdu, Korean, Bangla, Arabic, Russian

Remember, the goal of this meeting is to: 

Resources for Families

Parents and guardians can find resources to help students in their New York City Schools Account (NYCSA)


Financial Aid is available for every pathway a student might choose. Learn more about these options on theUnderstanding FAFSA website