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School Counseling Department

Valerie Feit, Ed.D.
Co-Director of School Counseling/Enrichment


Corinne Ryan
Co-Director of School Counseling/Chief Information Officer


Important Links

•  Rye Neck UFSD Comprehensive K-12 School Counseling Program 2019-2020
•  Course Catalog 2019-2020
•  Elective Courses 2019-2020
•  Focus Electives 2019-2020
•  How to Use the Course Catalog
•  New Student Survival Guide
•  RULER Presentation
•  Social and Emotional Learning in Rye Neck K-12


ACT Meeting for Parents and Students with Learning Disabilities

There is a meeting on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the MS/HS Library with the Special Services and School Counseling Departments to discuss the ACT test, preparation and the college application process.

College Night for Juniors and Parents/Guardians - Mandatory Meeting

There is a mandatory meeting for Juniors and Parents/Guardians on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center of the MS/HS.  Admissions counselors from Binghamton University, Dominican College, Lehman College, Miami University, University of Rochester and Sarah Lawrence College will share their insights into the college search and application process.  The panel will discuss elements of the process including the essay, extracurricular activities, interviews, grades, cumulative GPA's, strength of academic program, testing, recommendations and the roles they play when colleges review your applications.

Presentation of the College Process in Spanish

On Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the MS/HS Library, Mr. Richard Alvarez, Vice President of Enrollment at Queens College (CUNY), will conduct a presentation of the college application process in Spanish.  Parents and Guardians of students in Grades 8-11 are invited to attend this presentation.


The Guidance Department receives many scholarships for Rye Neck seniors.  They are posted on the Scholarship Bulletin board outside the Counseling Department office.  We continually add to the list so check back often for new ones.  Please see Mrs. Kane in the Counseling Department for applications or if you have any questions.  Click HERE to view the current scholarships.

Scholarship searches are an important part of the college process.
This link is a valuable resource for you and your family.

Scholarships 360

Federal Student AID (FSA) and the Financial Aid Toolkit

Resources available in the Financial Aid Toolkit include: • Outreach resources such as financial-aid-night materials, fact sheets, videos, infographics, and PowerPoint presentations; • Suggested messages for social media in the form of tweets, Facebook posts, and blog posts; • Information on embedding videos and infographics in your website; • Sample articles for organization newsletters and sample e-mails; and

• FSA publications

You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to receive notification when resources are updated or are added to the website.

New York State HESC Introduces College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool

The Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool helps you evaluate your financial aid packages and determine the bottom line cost – the difference between the cost of attendance and your financial aid package – for each college.  To access this tool please click on College Financial Aid Award Letter Comparison Tool.

AP Credit Policy Search

Find colleges and universities that offer credit or placement for AP scores.  
Click HERE for the web site.

University/College Representative Visits to Rye Neck High School

Approximately 95 Directors of Admissions and Assistant Admissions Deans are coming to the Counseling and Guidance Department.  College representatives provide information and an important opportunity for students to ask questions and speak with the people who may read their applications. Please click HERE for a listing of the college/university visits.

Progress Reports 

Please check the portal regularly to avoid surprises, and discuss what you see with your child.  If you are unsure how to use the Parent Portal, please visit this prezi to answer any questions you may have.