SUNY Stony Brook Provides Guidance on the College Admissions Process

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Monday evening, September 18, 2017, in the Ebersole Auditorium, Bellport Senior High School guidance counselors were accompanied by Gerome Bell, Admissions Advisor at SUNY Stony Brook to present on the undergraduate college admissions process. Mr. Bell discussed the important components of the application and admission process for colleges all over the nation. Mr. Bell provided advice for students and their families on choosing the right college, planning college visits, developing a balanced college list, and a recommended timeline for students to follow. His comprehensive presentation included details on financial aid, application deadlines, and a description of state and private post-secondary institutions. The evening concluded with a question and answer session for both Mr. Bell and the Bellport Senior High School guidance counselors.

The high school guidance counselors will coordinate multiple programs over the following months to support students during the college application process, educate families on post-secondary options, and increase access to financial aid opportunities. Students at Bellport Senior High School will have the opportunity to participate in:

BHS Fall College Fair – October 4th, 2017
Classroom Guidance Lessons on College Admissions – various dates throughout the fall
Financial Aid Night – November 1st, 2017
Junior Planning Conference – various dates throughout the winter and spring
BHS Spring College Fair – March 5th 2018
BHS Career Fair – March 5th, 2018

Students and families are encouraged to frequently visit the Bellport Senior High School Guidance webpage at to learn of upcoming events, view recent presentations and access updated information on the college admission and financial aid process.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Justin Arini at 631-730-1608 or email