College Office  2018 - 2019 School Year

    Carol Dennison, MSW College Advisor

     Room: B6



    I am usually in the College Office on MondaysTuesdays, and Wednesdays.  My schedule is on my door because I sometimes switch days in order to accommodate recruiters who come from out of town.  You can leave me a phone message at extension 22602, but it is easier and quicker to contact me through email, even at night or on weekends: cdennis@schools.nyc.gov

    I concentrate on the senior class in the fall and the juniors in the spring, but am always available to answer questions any student or parent may have.  This will be my 14th year as the college advisor for Petrides and my 40th year with the New York City Department of Education!

    Each senior is programmed to attend a college seminar class, with me, period 1, on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.  I will project sample applications onto the Smart Board while students use Petrides laptops to work on their own applications.  We will also use classroom time to work on college essays, learn about different majors, discuss how financial aid works, distribute information for outside events and scholarships, and anything else that pertains to the college application process.

    My professional degree is a 60 credit Masters of Social Work from Columbia University (1978).  I am also certified to teach nursery through grade 6 and English grades 7 through 12.  In my career, I have taught grades 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.  My Bachelor's degree is from SUNY Stony Brook (1975). I have an additional 57 extra credits in humanities from Brooklyn College, Kingsborough Community College, and the College of Staten Island.

    There are 4,200 colleges in the United States including 185 in the state of New York!  It is my pleasure to help you to navigate this often intimidating network of higher education. 
    I gave all seniors a booklet entitled, "How To Apply To College."  Please read it thoroughly before contacting me as it will answer most of your questions.  Also, please read the information in each tab on this website. Thank you!