College Search Resources

  • Students can use the Career Center to begin their college search process. The Career Center has hundreds of current college catalogs and/or DVD’s.

    In addition, open houses are scheduled regularly at most college campuses. Contact the school directly or get the date's from the school's website.



    College Fairs 

    Online College Fair

    www.collegefairsonline.com     December 9-14  2019  Must Pre-register


    Gates Chili College Fair    

    9/25/2019 (10:30-12:00) and 9/26/2019    (10:30-12:00)

    Over 90 colleges and universities will be attending

    Rochester Area Colleges College Fair          

    10/3/2019                     10:15-11:00                14 Schools Attending

    SUNY Alfred State                        Alfred University                 FLCC

    Genesee CC                                 Keuka College                     MCC

    Roberts Wesleyan College              RIT                                    St. John Fisher

    SUNY Brockport                           University of Rochester         Houghton

    Nazareth College                          SUNY Geneseo


    SUNY College Fair

    Go to  https://www.suny.edu/attend/find-a-suny-program/  to register and the schedule of events

    Other Fairs

    Sept. 25, 2019 Rochester College Night Eastview Mall 7-9 p.m. 

    Sept. 26, 2019 Rochester College Night Marketplace Mall 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

    Sept. 27, 2019 Rochester College Night Greece Ridge Mall 6:30-8:00 p.m. 

    Oct. 10, 2018 Music College Fair Eastman School of Music 5-7 p.m.    https://www.esm.rochester.edu/admissions/college-fair/


    Christian University and College Fair

    Cost: Free
     Monday, September 23, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Where:  2530 Browncroft Blvd. Rochester, NY 14625
    Location: Browncroft Community Church,
    Parking: Behind the school
    Questions: 585-387-3770 ext. 233

    REOC College Fair

    10/1/2019   6:00-8:00pm

    Blue Cross Arena  or visit www.reoc.brockport.edu

    Toronto College Fair

    October 23 Tuesday 5PM to 9PM
    October 24 Wednesday 9AM to 2PM

    The Ontario College Information Fair is a one-stop shop for all your college information needs.

    Enercare Centre
    100 Princes' Blvd | Hall B - Exhibition Place | Toronto
    View map and get directions  

    National College Fair

    Rochester Riverside Convention Center
    Empire Hall
    123 East Main Street
    Rochester, NY 14604-1619

    Fair Hours:

    Sunday, March 15, 2020
    1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Monday, March 16, 2020
    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m

    Go to https://www.nacacfairs.org/ncf to register. 


     2019-2020 College Visits      Located in the Career Center

     *Make sure you have a pre-signed pass to attend the informational sessions. 





    SUNY College at Brockport


    Career Center

    9/17/19 11:15 AM

    Le Moyne College


    Career Center

    9/18/19 9:30 AM

    Mohawk Valley Community College


    Career Center

    9/24/19 11:30 AM

    Hobart and William Smith Colleges


    Career Center

    9/27/19 11:15 AM

    Thiel College


    Career Center

    10/2/19 12:00 PM

    Tulane University


    Career Center

    10/4/19 12:30 PM

    University at Buffalo The State University of New York


    Career Center

    10/8/19 10:30 AM

    SUNY College at Geneseo


    Career Center

    10/8/19 11:00 AM

    Daemen College


    Career Center

    10/21/19 10:30 AM

    Keuka College


    Career Center

    10/21/19 1:00 PM

    Finger Lakes Community College


    Career Center

    10/22/19 11:00 AM

    Syracuse University


    Career Center

    10/28/19 10:30 AM

    Monroe Community College


    Career Center

    10/29/19 10:30 AM

    Roberts Wesleyan College


    Career Center

    11/4/19 10:30 AM

    Monroe Community College


    Career Center



    Instant Admission Days

    Monroe Community College Instant Admissions Day

    11/29/19    9-1   @ Career Center. Please complete MCC application first. Sign up in Counseling Office

    3/10/20      9-1   @ Career Center. Please complete MCC application first. Sign up in Counseling Office


    Monroe Community College is offering seniors at Gates Chili the opportunity to apply for admission and to receive an on-the-spot decision on their admission to MCC!

    Many students wait to submit their MCC application until late spring, but at that time class choices are limited and some academic programs, as well as EOP, are closed. Don’t be closed out of the majors or classes you want! Begin the enrollment process now to ease the transition to college.



    You will meet one-on-one with an admissions counselor from MCC and you should be able to receive an acceptance decision immediately if the following conditions are met:


    To participate in all Instant Admission Days, you must make an appointment in the Counseling Office or Career Center. Don’t delay…appointments are limited.










    October 22, 2019                        

    9-11 am




    GCC Registration and Testing day              April 15, 2020                      10:30 in Career Center

    MCC Applied Technology Center Information Sessions
    Automotive, HVAC, Solar Thermal, Precision Machining

    College Preview Nights

    (Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford)   
    Rochester, NY arrow 
    Monday, September 16, 7:00 pm
    Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/University & Medical Center
    30 Celebration Drive, Rochester, NY 14620
    RSVP @ www.exploringcollegeoptions.org
    Marist College
    Office of Special Services Learning Disabilities Support Program announces the 24th annual Learning Disabilities Support Program Informational Open House  Students, parents, and professionals are encouraged to attend. Details: www.marist.edu/specserv  or 845-575-3274.

    Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Rice University, University of Chicago

    Roberts Wesleyan College

    Receipt of a completed undergraduate admissions application by October 1 provides students with an Early Application Fee Waiver of $1000 on their Financial aid Package. Apply online at www.roberts.edu/apply.


    Penn State: Rochester Accepted Student Program


                       Location: Hilton Garden Inn  Rochester/Pittsford

                                      800 Pittsford, Victor Rd.

                                      Pittsford, NY 14534                      Register @ https://apply.psu.edu/register


    Multicultural College Opportunities

    Trinity College in Hartford, CT

    Sponsoring a Preview Weekend Sunday, November 3– Monday, November 4, 2020. This is an overnight program designed to give seniors in high school an opportunity to explore both the academic and social aspects of the Trinity community, with a focus on the experience of our students of color. If you are selected to attend Preview Weekend, financial assistance for your transportation, housing, and meals is available. If you would like to apply, go to www.trincoll.edu/StudentLife/Diversity/Preview. Applications are due by October 13, 2018. For questions, contact the Admissions Office at 860-297-2180 or e-mail at anthony.berry@trincoll.edu.

    Smith College

    Smith College in Northampton, MA, will host Women of Distinction, a three day program for high school seniors November 2-3, 2020. The program highlights the opportunities at Smith for African American, Asian American, Latina and Native American students. Participants will have the opportunity to attend panels and workshops on student life and the college admission process, meet faculty, live in student houses, and explore Northampton. Smith will provide all selected participants with round-trip transportation, meals, and accommodations. The application deadline is September 20, 2020.

    Applications are available at: www.smith.edu/admission/wod . The program is competitive; acceptance is based on academic and personal qualities. Your high school transcript and counselor signature is required, so plan accordingly. For more information call 413-585-2141 or visit the website at www.smith.edu/admission.

    Bates College

    Bates College in Lewiston, ME, invites First Generation to College or Multicultural seniors to explore the opportunities that Bates has to offer in their Prologue to Bates Program November 1-4, 2020 Participants will experience activities and programs designed to acquaint them with the College’s academic and co-curricular offerings. Students chosen to participate are provided with housing and meals as guests of the College. Bates will make transportation arrangements for attendees and offers scholarships to students who need assistance with travel costs. Apply online at www.home.bates.edu/admission/prologue by October 1, 2020. For more information, call 1-855-BATES55.

    Miami University

    Miami University in Oxford, OH is proud to present the 2020 Bridges Program. This experience is designed for high achieving underrepresented high school seniors (Class of 2020) from all over the nation interested in learning more about the educational opportunities at Miami. This is an expense paid (meals, lodging, entertainment, etc.) selective overnight visit program on Miami's campus in Oxford, Ohio. Students who successfully complete the program and apply for admission for Fall 2020 will have their $50 application fee waived. If they are accepted and enroll at Miami University, Oxford campus, will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Applicants must be from underrepresented populations, have at least a 3.0 GPA or be in the top 25% of the graduating class. They must be taking a college prep curriculum and have demonstrated leadership or co-curricular involvement. Apply online at www.muohio.edu/bridges.  For more information, call 513-529-2531 or email: outreach@muohio.edu.



    EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application

    EDU, Inc. is a service that has been developed to augment the recruitment efforts of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and to increase the number of educational options for students throughout the country. The use of the EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application creates the possibility for students to potentially receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages, and scholarship offers from several different colleges.

    You are able to use the EDU, Inc. Common Black College Application and apply to 36 member institutions for a one-time fee of only $35.00. Clark Atlanta University, Morgan State University, South Carolina State University, and Virginia State University are examples of member institutions. Apply online at www.eduinconline.com. Information is available in the Career Center. Over 97% of the students who have used the services, have been accepted to at least one of the HBCUs that accept the EDU, Inc. Application.


    Villa Maria College Art Portfolio Day

    February 13, 2020


    College Information Links:

    The following link can be used to research any college by state in the United States.


    All other links are listed below:

    National Portfolio Day Review

    Sunday, Nov 3, 2019 @ Syracuse University

    12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


    November 10, 2019 Gene Polisseni Center

    Rochester Institute of Technology

    College of Visual & Performing Arts

    Time: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    National Portfolio Day is an opportunity specifically for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art.

    National Portfolio Day is designed to help further the artistic development of young artists by bringing together experienced college representatives to review artwork and offer feedback. Understand that some people make certain kinds of art more successfully than others. Don't be discouraged if you see work that is "better" than yours. A National Portfolio Day may be the first time you have seen so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to the arts.

    National Portfolio Days are also about the exchange of information about your work, yourself, your college plans, and your concerns. Your portfolio should include your best and most recent work, but it can also include works in progress, sketchbooks and tear sheets. You'll hear many different opinions of your work. Don't hesitate to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to go with them. No admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at National Portfolio Day. Some colleges represented may accept your portfolio as the visual portion of your application. Other colleges have restrictions that prohibit them from making a definite portfolio decision at the time of your review. We urge you to discuss your work with as many representatives as possible.

    Check the website for further information and for a list of art schools with contact information. https://rit.edu/artdesign/prospective-students/portfolio-guide A copy of this list is available in the Career Center.