College Office  2020 - 2021 School Year

    Carol Dennison, MSW College Advisor

     Room B6



    This year, due to Covid 19, I am working remotely.  You can always 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 16th year as the college advisor for Petrides and my 42nd year with the New York City Department of Education!

    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 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. 
    In October, most seniors received a 48 page booklet entitled, "How to Apply to College."  Please read it thoroughly before contacting me as it will answer most of your questions. Mr. Olah posted the booklet on his Senior Seminar site.  If you did not receive the booklet please contact Mr. Olah at dolah@schools.nyc.gov  or see him in the College Office.  Thank you!