College Resources


Naviance is the online system we use to provide students with college planning and career assessment tools.


Juniors use Naviance to begin the college application process. An important element is the “All About Me” section on Naviance, which Guidance uses to become more familiar with each student. If your student has not yet completed the “All About Me” section, please encourage them to log in to Naviance and answer the questions.


LaGuardia Administration has advised of a new Naviance Security Feature – If a student/parent has a valid email address in Naviance, they will be able to reset their own password. Students/ parents will receive an email with their temporary password to use to log in, and then will be required to reset their password to the new requirements.




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College Application, Essay Resources & More...


FAFSA and CSS Profile Applications

These are the two primary financial aid application sites used by colleges and universities.
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The FAFSA How-To Guide For College Students

What you need to know to fill out the FAFSA – read online!


Common App College

For families with current Juniors (and procrastinating Seniors), to view the Common Application Essay Prompts


College Essay Workshops

1 - Topic: Personal Statement: Brainstorming
Start Time : Apr 24, 2021 12:45 PM
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2- Topic: Personal Statement 2
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This is a great NY Times article about writing your college essay.
How to Write a Good College Application Essay


Finding Your College!

Lists & Surveys

It’s important to find the right mix of colleges to which to apply – these lists may help – but as with everything, we recommend using multiple sources to build your student’s list.


Georgetown University – Center on Education & the Workforce
Using data from the expanded College Scorecard, this report ranks 4,500 colleges and universities by return on investment. A First Try at ROI: Ranking 4,500 Colleges finds that bachelor’s degrees from private colleges, on average, have higher ROI than degrees from public colleges 40 years after enrollment. Community colleges and many certificate programs have the highest returns in the short term, 10 years after enrollment, though returns from bachelor’s degrees eventually overtake those of most two-year credentials. Read more!


The Washington Post, November 14, 2019
Is college worth it? A Georgetown study measures return on investment – with some surprising results.


The Wall Street Journal, November 5, 2019
For Sale: SAT-Takers’ Names. Colleges Buy Student Data and Boost Exclusivity
The Princeton Review released “The Best 385 Colleges,” entirely based on students’ feedback
These are the best colleges in the US


Pre-College Programs


The following colleges have shared their information with LaGuardia – You should reach out to a university to inquire about their pre-college offerings. To ensure you’re considered for summer programs apply by the deadline and inform your recommender(s) that you will need a recommendation!


Pratt Pre-College – Arts program during the school year on Saturdays
National Student Leadership Conference
SummerFuel – Pre college campuses: Oxford University, UC Berkeley, UNC Chapel Hill, Tufts, Stanford University, Columbia University, Esade Barcelona. Language study in: Barcelona & Andalusia. MIT Design Lab
Boston University (Music)
Susquehanna University (Music)
Sacred Heart University
Columbia University
The Oxbow School (Arts) – Financial Aid Priority Deadline: February 1st 2020
California College of the Arts – Earn 3 college credits | Priority Deadline: March 30th
Brown University
Oxbridge Academic Programs – Study abroad offered
The New School
Fashion Institute of Technology
Baruch College


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