Upcoming Programs

Join us at an upcoming program. Download a list of our monthly programs.

Upcoming SAT/ACT Test Dates

SAT Upcoming Dates

ACT Upcoming Dates

Upcoming College Fairs

NACAC Virtual College Fair
Date: September 11, 2022
Location: Virtual

HBCU College NYC Fair
Date: September 16, 2022
Location: BMCC Campus

Long Island SUNY College Fair
Date: September 18, 2022
Location: Farmingdale State College, Nold Athletic Complex

SUNY College Fair
Date: September 29, 2022
Location: Jacob Javits Center, Exhibit Hall 1E

HBCU College Fair
Date: September 30, 2022
Location: Walton Educational Campus

Annual New York Black College Expo
Date: October 1, 2022
Location: Medgar Evers College Campus

UFT College and Career Fair
Date: October 2, 2022
Location: UFT Learning Center

Big Apple College Fair
Date: October 2, 2022
Location: Jacob Javits Center, Exhibit Hall 1A

NACAC Virtual College Fair
Date: October 9, 2022
Location: Virtual

HBCU NYC College Fair
Date: November 12, 2022
Location: Riverbank State Park

NACAC Virtual College Fair
Date: November 16, 2022
Location: Virtual

CollegeReadiness Workshops

Join us at the library to prepare for college.

Queens Public Library offers free workshops that target youth, parents/caregivers, and adults seeking guidance about college admissions, career exploration, and financial assistance. Moreover, we aim to support schools and other community-based organizations that provide college readiness advice.

Our College Readiness Program consists of three segments.

1. Life Skills Programming: focus on helping individuals identify and develop the practical skills needed to prepare for college.

2. Informational Workshops: for both students and families, scheduled during selected afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Some examples of our workshops include The College Selection Process, Scholarships and Financial Aid, How to Complete the FAFSA, How to Write Your College Essay, Public Speaking, Brainfuse Tutorial (student tutoring support), and Virtual College Tours.

3. Access to College Readiness Resources: connecting students and families to information about educational and financial options. These resources are available electronically as well as in paper form.

Queens Public Library's College Readiness team is available to support you. Our goal is to keep you informed by providing workshops as well aslinks to college readiness articles and Queens and community-based organization events. We can be reached at College.Readiness@queenslibrary.org

College Readiness on the QPL Blog

Access Queens Public Library blog posts on College Readiness here.

Volunteering at Queens Public Library

Showcasing volunteering experience on your college applications can increase your chances of acceptance. Learn about all the volunteering opportunities available at QPL here.

Resource Links

Navigating High School

10 Tips for High School Freshman

SAT and ACT Tests

SAT and ACT Test Preparation from Method Test Prep

College Application Process: A Step by Step Guide

My Fit Custom College Ranking

NextStop College NYC

Student Search Service

A Complete Guide to the Application Process

How to Apply to College

College Board

CUNY Admissions

Getting Ready for College

Big Future from The College Board

Big Future from The College Board (PDF Flyer)

New Visions for Public Schools-College Enrollment Guides

Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships

High School Juniors: Start Planning to Finance College

NYS Grants, Scholarships and Loan Programs

National Merit Scholarship

New York State Resident Scholarships

New York State Financial Aid Administrators Association

Scholarship for Certified Nursing Assistant Training