Walter Panas High School

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Notify Your Counselor of Your College Acceptances

If you have been accepted to more than one college, you may find it difficult to make a decision.  If so, refer back to your list identifying why you applied to each college, check out the campus again, compare financial aid offers and speak to your counselor who can help sort out your options.  When you decide what college to attend, notify the other schools that accepted you of your decision to go elsewhere.  This allows students on the waitlist to be admitted.

Did You Know…

  • It’s Not Too Late to Apply to College. Some colleges with rolling admissions accept students until the class is full or until the first day of classes.  Call the admissions offices of the colleges to see if they are still accepting students. Colleges have the right to revoke an acceptance. Once you are accepted, it is wise to continue to have a strong senior year.
  • All mid-year grades have been sent to colleges. Should you receive a notification from a specific college, please bring it to the attention of your counselor. 
  • You should be regularly checking your email and/or college portal regarding college, housing, financial aid, and scholarship information.

Check out for scholarships and you will continue to receive scholarship information while in college!

Financial Aid

Every family should file a FAFSA form regardless of whether they believe they are eligible for aid.  You never know what type of aid might be awarded and tuition loans are only available to students who have completed the FAFSA.   Go to to apply.

SAT & ACT Scores

You are responsible for contacting the College Board or ACT to request official scores be sent to a college or university.  Use the SAT score sender service at and make your request at least five weeks before the date you want your report to arrive.  Score reports from ACT can be requested at


An Admission Ticket and an acceptable photo ID are required for entry into the Testing Area—no exceptions.  Changes to the test type, test date or test center cannot be made at the test center on test day. Standby/Walk-in testing is not permitted. Test-takers who miss the last registration deadline for an administration may request Waitlist Status online up until five days before the test

SAT/ACT Test Dates

Many colleges will accept either SAT or ACT scores when making admissions decisions.  Registering early gives you the best chance of being assigned to the test center you want.  Note:  Regulations require that you submit an acceptable photo when registering for the SAT or ACT.  Register online for the SAT at or for the ACT at


SAT Test:  
March 11, 2023

April 15, 2023,
Regular registration deadline, March 10, 2023
                         Late Registration deadline March 24, 2023

WALTER PANAS HIGH SCHOOL, 300 Croton Avenue, Cortlandt Manor, NY  10567
PH:  (914) 739-2823 (press 3, Guidance), FAX: (914) 739-3545
ADMINISTRATION:  Joseph Spero, Principal, Samantha Sherwood, Asst. Principal, Christian Clarke, Asst. Principal
COUNSELING OFFICE: Frank Gizzo , Director of Guidance
SCHOOL COUNSELORS:  Chelsea Aversano, Dale Chappelle, Laurainne Mosca, Sonia Recuppio, Brandon Thomas
Mary Ellen Brown, Kathy Giordano, Carole Henkin, Kathy Zadra, College and Career Ct