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Q and A on applying to college Wednesday in Bay Shore

When parents hear that Trish Portnoy teaches a class at West Islip High School called “College Freshman Seminar,” they frequently say, “I wish my child’s school offered that class.” Portnoy helps high school seniors during the fall of their senior year narrow down college choices and tackle the application process.

So Portnoy asked herself, “How can I share this information? I’m...


Sayville Resident Hosts Book Signing Wednesday

The college application process can be a daunting experience for many high school students as they weigh their higher education choices. 

To help simplify the process, Sayville resident and West Islip High School teacher Trish Portnoy has written “College Apps: Selecting, Applying to and Paying for the Right College For You.”  The book addresses the needs of students and parents and offers guidance through...



New Book from Course Technology PTR Helps Students and Parents Make the Transition from High School to College

‘College Apps:  Selecting, Applying To, and Paying for the Right College for You’ helps students and parents navigate the process of selection, application, financial aid and more

BOSTON, MA – Course Technology PTR, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of professional, technical and reference materials, today announced the availability of College Apps: Selecting, Applying To, and...


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