Choosing Your 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.

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Resources for Students 

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

The Next Steps Advising service is available every Monday through Friday, from 4:30pm - 8:30pm, and Saturday through Sunday from 10:00am - 2:00pm. 

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

Sign up here to get Next Steps Texts and 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 one-on-one 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 the Understanding FAFSA website.