College Readiness

Through Terra’s FREE College Readiness Program in Syracuse and Utica, students will engage with specialists during workshops and seminars to complete a personalized college portfolio containing sample FASFA, Scholarship, and College Applications. The program includes a special focus on SAT prep with test examples and sample questions. Students entering grades 9-12 are eligible to participate in Terra’s FREE College Readiness Program.

Topics include:

    • SAT Prep and practice exams
    • Financial Aid
    • FASFA Application Practice
    • Personal Statement/College Essay
    • College Application Process
    • Common Application
    • College Selection tools (College Board)
    • Scholarships
    • College Tours
    • College Student Panel

Application Deadline: June 28, 2019. Complete a paper application and a teacher recommendation.

Notification: Students will be notified of acceptance no later than July 3, 2019.

Program Schedule: July 8 – August 2, 2019. Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

College_ReadinessCosts/Fees: The Terra Summer Leadership Program is free of charge to participants.

However, participants are expected to manage their own lunch and transportation to and from the Syracuse Academy of Science Charter School High School Campus (SASCS).

Financial Need: CNY Works has offered to pay hourly wage support to our participants who meet their need criteria. The application must be approved separately from the Terra program application and must be printed and submitted by mail or in person to CNY Works. Their application is available at Please note that this application must be approved separately from the Terra program application. This funding will require that students attend three trainings at CNY works before the start of the summer.

Program Application: To apply, please fill out and return the application via email at by June 28, 2019 deadline. The paper application must be received before June 28, 2019 if sent in the mail. Please mail paper applications to the following address:

Terra Science and Education
835 W Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13204

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