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.
- Open houses for private colleges in New York State can be found at http://colleges.campuscorner.com
- Western New York Colleges www.wnycollegeconnection.com
- Open houses for SUNY colleges can be found at SUNY.edu
- Trade Schools: http://www.trade-schools.net
- Cosmetology: http://www.spabeautyschools.com
- Parents, check out this powerpoint for information on your child's college search!
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
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
When: 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
Blue Cross Arena or visit www.reoc.brockport.edu
Toronto College FairOctober 23 Tuesday 5PM to 9PMOctober 24 Wednesday 9AM to 2PM
The Ontario College Information Fair is a one-stop shop for all your college information needs.
100 Princes' Blvd | Hall B - Exhibition Place | Toronto
View map and get directions
National College Fair
Rochester Riverside Convention Center
123 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604-1619
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
9/17/19 11:15 AM
Le Moyne College
9/18/19 9:30 AM
Mohawk Valley Community College
9/24/19 11:30 AM
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
9/27/19 11:15 AM
10/2/19 12:00 PM
10/4/19 12:30 PM
University at Buffalo The State University of New York
10/8/19 10:30 AM
SUNY College at Geneseo
10/8/19 11:00 AM
10/21/19 10:30 AM
10/21/19 1:00 PM
Finger Lakes Community College
10/22/19 11:00 AM
10/28/19 10:30 AM
Monroe Community College
10/29/19 10:30 AM
Roberts Wesleyan College
11/4/19 10:30 AM
Monroe Community College
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
GCC Registration and Testing day April 15, 2020 10:30 in Career Center
MCC Applied Technology Center Information SessionsAutomotive, HVAC, Solar Thermal, Precision Machininghttp://www.mccediws.com/infosessions/
College Preview Nights(Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Penn, Stanford)
Rochester, NY Monday, September 16, 7:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/University & Medical Center
30 Celebration Drive, Rochester, NY 14620Marist CollegeOffice 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 email@example.com.
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 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.