College Corner

Union Square Academy for Health Sciences is dedicated to creating a college going culture for all students. Through a partnership with CollegeBound Initiative (CBI), Union Square Academy provides a full-time Director of College Counseling to assist students with their college application process. This includes essay writing, selecting colleges, one-on-one counseling, college trips, college fairs, College Admissions Counselors presentations, collecting letters of recommendation, applying to college, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, and reviewing all financial aid award letters to see which colleges are offering the best opportunities for students. The class of 2016 was the first graduating class of Union Square Academy. This class not only received over $1,000,000.00 in financial aid, scholarship, and grants, but 95% of graduating seniors matriculated into college. Students applied to over 1000 schools and below are the schools that students from the class of 2016 were accepted to: 
Academy of Art University
Adelphi University
Alfred University
Alma College
American University
Baruch College of the CUNY
Borough of Manhattan Community College
Brevard Community College
University of Bridgeport
Bronx Community College; Brooklyn College
SUNY Broome Community College
Buffalo State College of SUNY
Cazenovia College
City College of New York CUNY
Clinton Community College
New York City Technical College
Daemen College
Daytona State college
Farleigh Dickinson University
Farmingdale State College
Felician University
Finger Lakes Community College
Fiorello H. Laguardia Community College
Fordham University
Hofstra University
Hostos Community College
Hunter College; Ithaca College
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Johnson & Wales University (North Miami)
Johnson & Wales University (Providence)
Kingsborough Community College
Le Moyne College
Lehman College; Long Island University – Brooklyn
Manhattan College
Massachusets College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Medgar Evers College
Mercy College
Mount Saint Mary College
College of Mount Saint Vincent
University of New Haven
College of New Rochelle
New York City College ofTechnology
New York Institute of Technology
Orange Community College
Pace University
Pennsylvania State University
Plymouth State University
Post University
Queens College
Queesnborough Community College
Quinnipiac University
Rider University
University of Rochester
Saint Peter’s University
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Siena College
Southeastern University
St. Bonaventure University
St. John’s University
St. Thomas University
SUNY Albany
College of Staten Island
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College
Stetson University
Stony Brook University
SUNY College at Brockport
SUNY College at Cortland
SUNY College at Geneseo
SUNY Morrisville State College
SUNY College at Old Westbury
SUNY College of Technology at Canton
SUNY Fredonia
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
Susquehanna University
Syracuse University
Temple University
The George Washington University
University at Buffalo
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wells College
Wilkes University
York College
For more information or to set up an appointment to meet with the Director of College Counseling, please email 


Juniors will fill this form out in order to schedule a meeting with Mr. Ducos. This form will also assist in guiding juniors throughout the college application process. THIS FORM IS FOR JUNIORS ONLY.

Tuition Assistant Program (TAP) is a New York State grant that is awarded to students who apply.
This link can be used to apply for Federal Student Aid. If you apply with your student, please supply the Director of College Counseling with the Student Aid Report (SAR) for records.

Students can utilize this link to search for scholarships.

Students can utilize this link to research colleges as well as search for more than 3,000,000 scholarships.

Students can sign up for an account. They will use College Board to register for the SAT, as well as check on their scores for the PSAT and SAT. There are also useful tips, questions of the day, and scholarships on this site.

Students can create a profile and apply to schools through this link.


Students can apply to CUNY using this link. Please remember to write down your username and password.