Counseling Department
(518) 237-1510

Click the link above for counseling office staff and e-mail addresses.


Click on the link above for current scholarship opportunities.


To view a letter sent home to senior families about Naviance, click here.




Hudson Valley Instant Admission Day

HVCC Instant Admission Day

November 10, 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Fall 2014 counseling office college representative visits

November 5 - Cornell University @ 10 a.m.

November 6 - The Sage Colleges @ 1 p.m.

November 13 – MCLA (Mass. College of Liberal Arts) @ 8:30 a.m.

November 14 – Castleton State College @ 8:30 a.m.

November 17 – Western New England Univ. @ 9:30 a.m.


What you may not know about financial aid and the FAFSA

Think applying for college financial aid is too time-consuming or that you won’t qualify for college aid? Student Financial Aid Awareness Month, recognized this January throughout New York State, aims to dispel the misconceptions about college financial aid and make it easier to apply. Learn more here>>


College bound? This brochure can help...Inset photo

The CHS Counseling Center is making available a very useful brochure for college-bound high school students designed to help students and families make important education decisions. The brochure is a product of Naviance, the web based software program that helps CHS students make career and college plans.

The easy-to-read brochure includes a timeline for college-bound students; important reminders about financial aid and the college application process; and guidance in making important decisions like pursuing a bachelor's degree vs. an associate's degree or choosing an in-state school over an out-of-state school.

A copy can be viewed or downloaded here>>


2014-2015 Cohoes High School profile

The 2014 Cohoes High School profile that includes current enrollment figures and statistics related to the graduating class of 2014 can be found here>


Here's WHAT'S HAPPENING in the Cohoes Counseling Center

Admissions representatives from state, regional and national colleges visit the Cohoes High School Counseling Center each fall.

Please note: for all college visits – Students must receive a pre-signed pass from the Counseling Office prior to the visit. College visit information will be updated regularly.


JUNIORS have Naviance accounts

Naviance is an online web-based program for college research, applications, and family connection that includes career research as well. It is required for each student intending to apply to college. If you have any questions please contact the high school counseling office at 237-1510.


Cohoes CEEB/High School Code 331-425

The focus of the Cohoes City School District's Counseling Department is to provide a Developmental School Counseling Program consisting of a comprehensive plan of academic, career, and personal development. The program is an essential part of the total school program and supports the goals established for all students.

Through a series of sequential and developmental activities, the counselor ensures that he/she is meaningfully involved with each student during each year of the secondary school experience. In this way the student is in the best position to learn, plan, and make positive decisions with the ongoing support and assistance of a school counselor.

A team approach is necessary for the overall success of a comprehensive, developmental program that requires the involvement of parents, staff members, and community organizations.