At the High School of American Studies at Lehman College, Ms. Harris counsels students and families as well as provide college advisement and counseling. Please check the website frequently for updated news, events, and bulletins.

Our contact information:

Michelle Harris
Guidance Counselor/College Advisor
Phone: (718)329-2144 ext. 1221
Fax: (718)329-0792

College Bulletins for 2018-19:

College Bulletins are updated throughout the school year, and are a supplement to the HSAS college application procedures. The college bulletins contain detailed information to keep the students on track with the college process.

Bulletin #1: September 13, 2018 >
Bulletin #2:  September 26, 2018>
Bulletin #3:  November, 2018>
Bulletin #4:  December, 2018>
Bulletin #5:  January, 2019>
Bulletin #6:  March, 2019>

 College Visits

The list of college visits is updated regularly September — November on the college bulletin board outside of Room 117.

Here is a list of great questions to ask colleges when visiting, or when representativs are visiting our school

College Fly-Ins

Colleges offer students opportunities to visit them — often for free. These opportunities are called “College Fly-Ins.” Two links below offer the most comprehensive list available at this time. Please review the information to see if any colleges offer visits you may be interested in. Many are called “multicultural” programs, and each has different criterion. If you are interested in visiting a particular college, please look at the college link to see if there is a program that you may qualify for.

List and links of colleges participating in this program

College Path Link

Get Me To College Link

Transcript Requests

For Current Students

The Application Process

View Application Procedures Snapshot and Calendar

Forms for our college applicants

Class of 2020 College Application Procedures

Teacher Letter of Recommendation Request Form

Template for Activities, Honors, Work Experience (Adobe PDF)

Template for Activities, Honors, Work Experience (MS Word Document)

Template for early decision withdrawal (MS Word Document)

Spring Junior College Planning Documents

Common Application

CUNY Application

SUNY Application


College Admissions Resources

CUNY – link to City University of NY system The Education Conservancy is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide equity the college application process. View this site

College Planning Tools

For a glossary of College Admissions terms, please click here. In addition, these are some great questions to ask colleges when visiting. View link

Academic Enrichment Opportunities

College Now (College Now is a free program designed to prepare New York City’s public high school students for college.) Lehman College Continuing Education This program has a well established reputation for educational, creative, and athletic courses specifically designed for young people. Many courses are offered for teenagers that include test preparation, study skills, music, art, and theatre.


Housing for college students in the New York City area >

The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP)

The Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) is an academic support program established by the state of NEW YORK in 1970. It enables motivated students who lack adequate preparation and financial resources for college attendance to pursue a college degree. To meet the specific need of its students, HEOP primarily provides testing, counseling, tutoring. academic advisement and financial assistance. To see a complete list of colleges in NEW YORK STATE that have HEOP programs click here for a pdf attachment

SUNY Metropolitan Recruitment Center

The State University of New York Metropolitan Recruitment Center will be hosting Group Information Sessions regarding SUNY academic programs, applications, and financial aid. More information can be found by clicking here.

SUNY Educational Opportunities Program

The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) offers disadvantaged New York State residents who wish to attend the State University achieve this goal. More information can be found by clicking here.


SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) and CD (College Discovery) are the two City University higher education opportunity programs, designed to assist high potential, low income students who otherwise might not be able to pursue a college degree because they are not academically well prepared for college level. View Site

In Addition
Counselor’s Pick

The State University of New York Metropolitan Recruitment Center will be hosting Group Information Sessions regarding SUNY academic programs, applications, and financial aid. More information can be found by clicking here.

Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL)

This is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We support the goal of each student finding a college that develops a lifelong love of learning and provides the foundation for a successful and fulfilling life beyond college. View this site

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

View a state by state listing > View a list of notable graduates from historically black colleges >