More Information and Links

College Visits

You can get ACE credit for any college visit including the four ACE coalition colleges. If you visit a college on your own, bring the College Visit Form (PDF) and have a college representative sign it. Return to ACE to receive credit.

Campus Visits

ACE presents educational workshops at our participating campuses for each grade level. These ACE field trips are called: "Campus Visits."

Visit the ACE Coalition Colleges:

NYS Practice Tests

Both of these links will take you to pages with practice questions and tests. Use them to test yourself in any subject.  Some are in online quiz format with answers for each question, or you can print pdf versions to practice taking a whole 'paper' test.
     Regents Exam Prep Center (Oswego School District Site) Tips and Tests...Explore all the individual subject links for practice tests (more tests are under 'Old Regents Exams' see below)
     Elementary-High School NYS Tests  This NYS Ed. link has test links for Elementary, Intermediate and High School Regents practice tests. Great for printing and practicing with.

A great site for high school students/parents.
It has a vast assortment of fantastic information on all things college related, and multiple links on every subject.
  General college planning resources:
  Here are some of their specific link examples:
     PSAT/SAT; 'Know Yourself'; College 101; Parent Action PlansSelecting a College; Choosing a Major;
    CareersPaying for college-the basics; Financial Aid PackagesScholarships; Scholarship Search; etc.

You can go! Everyone was talking about going to college and I was like, “Oh, I can’t do that.”
If you think you can't go to college for whatever reason, check out these testimonials from students who thought that they COULDN'T go to college. They give a variety of reasons they believed they would not be able to attend college...(Cost, Grades, Responsibilities, etc.)  

The SAT: See our links to all things SAT: 
"Find your dream college and a way to pay for it" 
Another great source for info. on Scholarships, Financial Aid, Career Planning and College Search/Selection.
Search for scholarships with their free scholarship matching service, get student financial aid and find money to pay for college.

FAFSA on the Web 
Colleges require you to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available at your school guidance office.
     ~You don't have to pay to apply for federal student aid, and you can even apply online.
     ~The FAFSA is required for all federal financial aid as well as some state financial aid programs
        (including New York State TAP grants).  
     ~ Your FAFSA should be filed after, but as close to January 1 as possible. 
     ~ Deadlines vary.  The sooner you submit the better, in order to get available monies.
     ~ Student Aid on the Web: U.S. Dept. of Education tips and links on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

Community Financial Aid Support - (No web links. Please call the Extension Centers directly)
Did you know...Tompkins-Cortland- Community College (TC3) offers community Financial Aid support. You do not need to be enrolled in TC3 to access this program.
   WHEN:  The Second Thursday of every month from 4:00-6:00 pm 
   WHERE: Cortland and Ithaca extension centers
   CONTACT- Walk-ins are welcome but individuals are encouraged to call for an appointment:
           ~ TC3 Cortland Extension Center  607-756-5275
           ~ TC3 Ithaca Extension Center 607-272-3025

Internet safety: These 2 informative sites are by The Federal Trade Commission and also contains links to other ‘on-line safety’ sites for everyone:
    On Guard Online 
Kids and Socializing Online: Social networking sites, chat rooms, virtual worlds, and blogs are how teens and tweens socialize online; it's important to help your child learn how to navigate these spaces safely. 
    Social Networking Sites: A Parent’s Guide  
“It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?"
Remember that phrase from your own childhood? It’s still a valid question, but now, it comes with a twist: “Do you know where your kids are — and who they’re chatting with online?”

Occupational Outlook Handbook
Learn specifics on a variety of different, jobs and careers such as:
Computer Programming, Graphic Design, Nursing, Construction Trades, TeachingLaw, Veterinarians, Chiropractors, Athletic Trainers, Engineers, etc.
Find out: job descriptions; working conditions; future job prospects;  expected earnings; training & education requirements; etc. 

ACE District BOCES:
Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES
Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga BOCES



Nov. 2
College Theatre
Ithaca College:
"A Chorus Line"
8:00 pm Showtime

Nov. 5
Regional Institute at
6:45-8:30 Pm
Agenda/Workshop list

Nov. 11
College Theatre
Cornell University:
"On the Verge"
7:30 pm Showtime

Dec. 2
11th Grd. ACE Campus Visit
"Dollars & $en$e"

SUNY Cortland

See your ACE Liaison NOW!

Check the Newsletter and Calendar for more ACE info.

ACE Office
Cornish Hall, Room 1312B
SUNY Cortland
Cortland, NY  13045
Phone: 607-753-5662
Fax: 607-753-5561
Hours: 8:00-4:00 M-Th
Closed Fridays

Carol Clarke,
ACE Coordinator

Lisa Petracca,
ACE Staff