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Notify Your Counselor of Your College Acceptances
If you have been accepted at more than one college, you may find it difficult to make a decision.  If so, refer back to your list identifying why you applied to each college, check out the campus again, compare financial aid offers and speak to your counselor who can help sort out your options. When you decide what college to attend, notify the other schools that accepted you of your decision to go elsewhere.  This allows students on the waiting list to be admitted.

Did You Know…

It’s Not Too Late to Apply to College. 
Some colleges with rolling admissions accept students until the class is full or until the first day of classes.  Call the admissions offices of the colleges to see if they are still accepting students.

Colleges have the right to revoke an acceptance. Once you are accepted, it is wise to continue to have a strong senior year.

All mid-year grades have been sent to colleges.  Should you receive a notification from a specific college, please bring it to the attention of your counselor. 

You should be regularly checking your email and/or college portal regarding college, housing, financial aid, and scholarship information.

Check out for scholarships and you will continue to receive scholarship information while in college!

The LCSD Guidance page at Lakeland Central School District  is your source for a number of helpful links including:  college planning, college applications, financial aid, college/scholarship/career searches, testing, NCAA and access to your Naviance account.

(If you have never registered in Naviance, please email Mrs. O’Neill (LHS) – boneill@lakelandschools.orgor Ms. Zadra (WPHS)  - for your registration code.)

Don’t be fooled by scholarship scams.  Visit the Federal Trade Commission’s website for tips on what to look for. Federal Trade Commission’s Scholarship and Financial Aid ScamsWALTER PANAS HIGH SCHOOL, 300 Croton Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY  10567
PH:  (914) 739-2823 (press 3, Guidance), FAX: (914) 739-3545
ADMINISTRATION:  Joseph Spero, Principal, Samantha Sherwood, Asst. Principal, Doris Dapaah, Asst. Principal
COUNSELING OFFICE: Frank Gizzo , Director of Guidance
SCHOOL COUNSELORS:  Chelsea Aversano, Dale Chappelle, Laurainne Mosca, Bianca Raniolo (leave replacement for Sonia Recuppio) , Brandon Thomas
SUPPORT STAFF:  Mary Ellen Brown, Kathy Giordano, Carole Henkin, Kathy Zadra, College and Career Ctr