College Office  2019 - 2020 School Year

    Carol Dennison, MSW College Advisor

     Room: B6



    I am usually in the College Office on Mondays, Tuesdays, 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 15th year as the college advisor for Petrides and my 41st 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, all seniors receive 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!