Counseling Department

Welcome to the SWMHS
Guidance Department Website!
Fax 732-316-9307

Office Hours:  Monday -Friday, 7:15 am - 3:30 pm.  

* * Mr. Joseph Abruscato, our ninth grade counselor has retired. All counselors will now have caseloads of grades 9-12. * * 

Your student may have a new counselor. Please click on "Counseling Staff" below for a list of the counselor caseloads.

Counseling Staff and Contact Information.

If you've lost your Naviance registration code or are having difficulty logging in, please contact one of the Counseling Office Secretaries.  Family Connection Link:

Education Verification: Please call Mrs. Appleby Ext. 8061 or Mrs. Jones Ext. 8062. 

Junior Parent Night 1/9/18 6PM

The Counseling Office of Sayreville War Memorial High School will be presenting a Junior Parent Night Tuesday, January 9th at 6:00 PM in the HS auditorium. This program is being held one hour before the high school evening conferences.  Information about college and post-secondary planning will be presented so that you can guide your junior though the college application and post-secondary planning process. 

Course Descriptions 2017-2018

Course Descriptions/ Course Description Book  2016-2017

School Profile

Senior Parent Night Power Point (September 2016) 2017 Coming Soon!

Freshman Electives 2016-2017

STAFFS Prep / SAT and ACT Test Prep Program:

STAFFS Prep will be holding a SAT/ACT Prep Course at Spotswood, North Brunswick, Edison, JP Stevens and Metuchen High Schools. The class will prepare students for the upcoming SAT. The course is being offered to Sayreville students at a special price of $250 for 18 hours of prep which includes all material. Please visit to view the schedule and sign up for the course.

Register online at

Free College Search Process and Financial Aid Programs at the Sayreville Public Library
Check out their website: 

The College Search Process

Thursday, November 2, 6:30PM

Does the idea of selecting a college and going through the admissions process seem overwhelming? Is the terminology confusing? High school sophomores and juniors and their parents should attend this seminar to demystify the steps needed to complete a successful search.  

Applying for Financial Aid for College
Thursday, October 26, 6:30PM

Without financial aid, the cost of attending college would be beyond the reach of most families.  Trying to understand the terminology, the types of aid available, and how to get through the process of applying for financial aid can be daunting. High school juniors and seniors and their parents should attend this seminar to hear an experienced professional clarify the process so they can obtain the aid they need to attend college.

AP Informational Session:  Power Point available if you missed our program. 

AP Night PowerPoint Presentation 2017

Freshman Orientation:
   Power Point available if you missed our program. 

Freshman Orientation PowerPoint Presentation 2017

Freshman Electives 2017-2018

Freshman Elective Descriptions 2017-2018

Need Help filling out the FAFSA? Free FAFSA Workshops!

NJ College Open Houses : it is strongly recommended you attend an open house to the colleges you plan to apply.

DE, DC, MD, NY AND VA College Open Houses

Testing 2017 All test dates for In-District (PARCC, NJASK Science, EOC Biology), SAT, ACT, PSAT AND AP EXAMS

Graduation Requirements Classes of 2017-2019
(Also on this page are the Graduation Testing Requirements.)

Course Descriptions 2015-2016

Armed Services and Military Academies

Scholarship Opportunities- this page is updated often...keep checking back!

Crisis Contacts and Referral Agencies

The Collegeboard (Register for the SAT's on

Armed Services

ACT : Sign up for the ACT's here! 


FAFSA : Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid...required for all students planning to attend college in September 2018. Juniors can create their account now!!

FASTWEB SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH: Scholarships are available starting as early as freshman  year! Sign-up now for your free account.


NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER: Do you want to play college athletics? You must register with NCAA....don't wait until senior year!


NJ FAFSA DAYS (COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY) These free workshops will assist families with their FAFSA application.

Here are the 5 best sites for searching for scholarship cash — along with one scholarship from each to get you started! (From USA Today)


Zinch is a college students one-stop-shop for scholarships that are creative, easy and fun to apply for and win. To apply for scholarships via Zinch, you’ll have to create a username and profile that will help the site find scholarships that are specifically relevant to you! One of Zinch’s most popular awards is the Weekly Three Sentence Essay Scholarship, where applicants must generate a 280-character essay (that’s only two tweets!) while vying for $1,000 of cold, hard cash.

Visit for more scholarships.


Fastweb is another terrific, free resource where you’ll find thousands of scholarships at your fingertips. Not only does Fastweb offer a massive database of monetary awards, but it also features helpful career planning services and learning tools for its registered users! One of Fastweb’s most recently featured scholarships is the “Natural Disaster” PSA Video Contest, a $3,000 scholarship offered to creative undergrads with an eye for cinematography and knowledge of the consequences of natural disasters.

Visit for more scholarships.


You know how you always seem to receive a new, complimentary gift after so many purchases at that favorite beauty counter of yours? ScholarshipPoints works the same way! Well, kind of. The site’s users rack up points through a rewards system, making them eligible for different scholarships according to how many points they have earned. Members can earn points through fun, day-to-day activities like reading blogs, taking quizzes and playing online games. ScholarshipPoints offers a rolling, monthly $1,000 for its members and a quarterly $10,000 scholarship . Join today and start earning your points!

Visit for more scholarships.


You may remember being advised by your high school guidance counselor to make a Cappex account to help narrow down your college search, but don’t delete that online profile just yet! The site is still helpful during our undergrad years, offering ample scholarship opportunities and financial advice. Once we’re undergrads, Cappex graciously bumps us up to “College Pro” status, where we’ll be eligible to apply for a $2,500 College Pro exclusive scholarship! Don’t wait, and check out all of the fine print of the Cappex College Pro scholarship today.

Visit Cappex for more scholarships.


A no-brainer of a URL, are we right? is a wonderful resource for college students who aspire to kill two birds with one stone—the site finds both scholarships and colleges that are perfect for you! If you’re looking to transfer to a school that is dying to recruit you and offer you scholarships, this is the site to visit. The site allows you to pinpoint specific scholarships by your major, year in school and location, increasing your chances for receiving awards and saving you tons of time. For meticulous proofreaders and aspiring editors, you may want to check out Scholarship Program featured on! Although an essay is required, the $1,500 you could earn is definitely worth the time spent behind the keyboard.

Visit for more scholarships.


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