Guidance and Counseling

  • Jason Stanton

    Director of Careers and Student Services
    Jason Stanton
    East Islip High School


Guidance Announcements

  • Please see the below letters and link for information regarding Local Scholarships:

    Class of 2023 Letter

    Scholarship Application Due Dates 2023

    Local Scholarships 

    College Application Deadline Date          Pink Sheet Due Date

    November 1, 2022                          October 25, 2022  
    November 15, 2022                         November 4, 2022
    December 1, 2022                          November 22, 2022
    December 15, 2022                         December 8, 2022
    January 1, 2023                            December 19, 2022
    January 15, 2023                           January 9, 2023
    February 1, 2023                           January 25, 2023

    Teacher Letters of Recommendation Requests:
    You can view your “requested” teacher letters in Naviance.
    “In Progress” means your teacher has completed the letter of recommendation
    and it is ready to be sent to colleges.
    “Requested” means you have requested the letter, but it is not complete.

    It is your (student) responsibility to:

    • Make sure you talk to teachers prior to requesting a letter of
      recommendation. We recommend you request 2 teacher letters.
    • Let your teachers know of any deadlines, especially “early’ deadlines. Make
      sure your deadlines in Naviance are accurate.
    • Follow up with your teachers about your letters.
    • Complete your “Senior Brag Sheet” – This information is used to help your
      teachers/counselors write your letters of recommendation.

      If you need help adding teacher recommendation requests to your Naviance account, please see your School Counselor.




    SUNY Farmingdale University in the High School - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED


    LIU High School Scholars -

    LIU registration has been extended for fall and full year courses through 10/14/22 - $290 per course.
    Late registration will run from 10/15/22 through 10/28/22 - $290 plus $50 late fee for a total of $340 per course.




    Beacon registration has been extended to 10/13/22 at 11:59 pm


    Stony Brook University's ACE Program - REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED


    Common App & Naviance Matching Tutorial: Please click here

    College Visits:
    For juniors and seniors, there is a detailed listing of scheduled college visits posted outside the guidance department for your information. This list includes specific dates and times and can also be found in Naviance.

    Seniors and parents may start their FAFSA application by clicking here for access to resources available to guide them through the FAFSA process.

    SAT/ACT Prep Online:
    Get free SAT/ACT prep through your Castle Learning Account. Click here for more info.

Scholarship Announcements

  • Please visit our HS Scholarship page to view our monthly Scholarship Bulletins

    Please join the Scholarship Group in ParentSquare for updates on Scholarships.  Students may also visit the Scholarship link in Naviance for any new scholarship information.

    NYS Excelsior Scholarship:  The Excelsior Scholarship provides tuition awards to eligible students attending New York State's public colleges and universities (SUNY and CUNY). This scholarship, in combination with other student financial aid programs, allows students to attend a SUNY college tuition-free. Click here for information.

    NYS Scholarships for Academic Excellence Selection Criteria: The nominees for the NYS Scholarship for Academic Excellence are chosen based on a students weighted grade point average at the end of their junior year. Each school is given a set number of students who can be nominated based on the graduating class size.

    STEM Incentive Program: Seniors ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school graduating class, who attend a SUNY or CUNY college in a program leading to a degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, may be eligible for the New York State STEM Incentive Program, which provides a full tuition scholarship and includes a service requirement. Click here for more information.