College Corner

Saint Demetrios Prep has a comprehensive guidance program which continues through the student’s four years of attendance. The guidance program consists of individual guidance consultation services which are available for all students.
The services we provide:

  • School Transition
  • Individual counseling
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management Skills
  • High School Course Options
  • Career Paths
  • PSAT/SAT/ACT Exams
  • College Search
  • College Application Process
  • College Preparation
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Monitoring Student’s Academic Success and ensure they meet NY State requirements for graduation

The guidance department also has many guest speakers and college representatives who visit the school each year. Students are made aware of opportunities for internships, special programs, and seminars. In addition, there are a number of College Fairs our students attend where colleges are represented and college visits. Each year guest speakers are invited to the school to conduct college presentations for parents and students. The speakers answers questions regarding financial aid and the application process, which is often a vital part of the student’s consideration of a college choice.

Standardized Testing
The SAT and ACT are an unavoidable part of the college admissions process. There are a very small number of schools that are test-optional, but the majority of schools require standardized testing.

Colleges and universities do not have a preference as to whether you take the ACT or SAT. If you have questions about which test to take, please see your counselor.

The SAT assesses a student’s critical thinking skills and knowledge in the areas of reading/writing and mathematics. Registration is available online at

The ACT is a curriculum based test and is considered at all schools. The ACT tests your academic skills in English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing. Registration is available online at

o SAT Registration
o SAT Fees
o SAT Calendar

o ACT Registration
o ACT Fees
o ACT Calendar

o Redesigned PSAT/NMSQT® Practice Test
o My College QuickStart


The Common Application
Connects your child to unparalleled opportunities by providing access to nearly 700 Member colleges through one convenient platform. We help your child chart the path to his or her future. Instant access to more than 700 colleges and universities around the world, the Common App is the most seamless way to manage the application process.

Macaulay Honors College

CUNY is a highly selective college where New York’s most promising students receive the financial and academic support to realize their leadership potential and graduate debt-free.
The student-to-advisor ratio at Macaulay is among the highest at US honors colleges, providing exceptional academic and professional guidance to each student

The State University of New York

The largest comprehensive university system in the United States. Our impact in New York State and across the globe begins with our 64 institutions, including research universities, academic medical centers, liberal arts colleges, community colleges, colleges of technology and an online learning network. SUNY offers an amazing depth and breadth of academic programs-over 7,000 in all. Explore these programs and see how just about every academic program you could pursue is available somewhere within SUNY