The Westchester College Fairs are free to attend and open to the public. There is no need for students or parents to register. If you are a college representative, please visit wpccc.org

 

Southern Westchester College Fair

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

6:00 to 8:30 PM
The Galleria, 100 Main St.

White Plains, New York

Northern Westchester College Fair

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

6:00 to 8:30 PM

Jefferson Valley Mall, 650 Lee Blvd.

Yorktown Heights, NY

For Students & Parents

 
Westchester-Putnam College Fairs

Representatives from more than 300 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools and business schools will participate in the Westchester Putnam College Conferences. The Southern Westchester College Conference will be held at the Galleria Mall in White Plains, NY on Tuesday, October 18  and the Northern Westchester-College Fair will be held at the Jefferson Valley Mall in Yorktown Heights, NY on Wednesday, October 19. 

There is no need for students or parents to register nor is there any fee whatsoever. You may attend at any time and for as much time as you need between 6:00 and 8:30 pm.

Students and parents are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to meet face-to-face with admissions representatives from hundreds of colleges throughout the country.  Officers and enlisted personnel from the various branches of the military will also be on hand to discuss the military’s enlistment and education programs such as R.O.T.C., the military academies, and the GI Bill.

 

The College Conference is a timesaving opportunity for students and parents to gather a lot of information in one night. In addition to asking questions, students and parents will be able to set up college interviews, pick up literature and learn about the various financial aid programs available.

 

For Counselors

Please inform your students of the upcoming College Conferences in Westchester County. College Fairs are time-saving opportunities for students and parents to gather a lot of information from a number of colleges, universities and military services in one day. 

 

Copies of College Fair Guide will be distributed to guidance offices three weeks prior to a College Conference. 

Why associate a College Conference with career guidance?

Colleges and career schools are stepping stones to careers, therefore, a College Conference is an excellent opportunity to gather information for career preparation. The more you put into the College Conference, the more you will get out of it.

 
 

About The Westchester-Putnam College Conferences

By Louis C. Brunelli

What happens at the College Conference?

The College Conference is an important event to help you plan your future. Primarily, it is an information gathering day, a time for you to learn about many different schools and colleges.

 

How does the College Conference fit into my guidance program?

Guidance is indeed a curri­culum in which school counselors do not simply advise and counsel but attempt to teach students how to make decisions, how to collect information, and how to develop effective plans.

 

How does this affect college selection?

College selection – the de­cis­­ion whether or not to go to college or some kind of post-secondary school, as well as which college to go to – is one of the most important decisions a person has to make in life. The better your guidance program has prepared you to make decisions, the better your college selection decision is bound to be.

 

Will there be any special services?

Professional counselors will be available to speak with students and parents about college selection and financial aid. Financial aid information, as well as a variety of banking programs for financing an education, can be discussed with representatives from a number of local banks. In addition, representatives from the military services will be there to discuss direct enlistment as well as ROTC and other college programs.

Who represents the colleges and schools?

In almost all instances, a full-time employee of the college or school’s admissions office attends the conference. Some schools are represented by alumni who have donated their time to speak with prospective students.

 

Can’t I just take a virtual tour online?

Be sensible. Sure you’re busy but one look in person can be worth a thousand views on a Web site. Plus, you don’t know how old those images are. You want to see what’s happening now. The feelings you get by spending a day visiting classes, dorms, the cafeteria, admissions staff, etc. usually are the real deciding factors in making a good college selection. Students should always visit a campus before making their final decision. Also, many colleges expect you to visit and assume you’re not too interested if you don’t make the effort. College visitation policies vary greatly. Talk to your counselor about various colleges.

My SATs and ACTs really are low compared to my high school average. I guess this eliminates me from a highly competitive college, doesn’t it?

This is a major reason why college conferences are so helpful. Talk to the admissions representatives and explain your concerns. Most colleges look at many factors especially high school average, when reviewing a person’s overall potential.

 

Participating Colleges and Universities

 

SW=Southern Westchester College Fair only

NW=Northern Westchester College Fair only

Adelphi University, NY
Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Services, NY   SW
Alfred University, NY
Allegheny College, PA
American College Dublin, DE
American International College, MA
American Red Cross, NY   SW
American University, DC
Bard College, NY
Bard College at Simon's Rock, MA
Bates College, ME
Belmont Abbey College, NC
Belmont University, TN
Beyond the Bell, NY
Bryant University, RI
Bucknell University, PA
Butler University, IN
Cabrini University, PA
Cairn University, PA
Catholic University of America, DC
Cazenovia College, NY
Cedar Crest College, PA
Centenary University, NJ
Central Connecticut State College, CT
Christopher Newport University, VA
Clarkson University, NY   SW
Cochran School of Nursing, NY   SW
Colby-Sawyer College, NH   SW
College for Creative Studies, MI
College of Mt. St. Vincent, NY
College of New Jersey, NJ
College of Westchester, NY
CUNY Baruch College, NY
CUNY Hunter College, NY   SW
CUNY Lehman College, NY
Curry College, MA   SW
Daemen College, NY
Dean College, MA
DeSales University, PA
Dominican University, NY
Drew University, NJ
Drexel University, PA
D'Youville College, NY   SW
East Stroudsburg University, PA
Eastern Connecticut State University, CT
Eastern University, PA
Eckerd College, FL
Elizabethtown College, PA
Elon University, NC
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, FL
Endicott College, MA
Fairleigh Dickinson University, NJ
Fisher College, MA
Five Towns College, NY
Florida Atlantic University, FL
Florida Institute of Technology, FL
Florida Southern College, FL   SW
Fordham University, NY   SW
Fordham U-School of Professional & Continuing Studies, NY
Franklin & Marshall College, PA
Franklin Pierce University, NH
Franklin University Switzerland,
Frissora College, NY
Frissora NJ College,    SW
Gettysburg College, PA
Gordon College, MA
Hampton University, VA
High Point University, NC   SW
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, NY
Hofstra University, NY
Houghton College, NY   SW
Huntington Learning Center,
Indiana U of Pennsylvania, PA
Iona University, NY
Iowa State University, IA
Ithaca College, NY
Jacksonville University, FL   SW
James Madison University, VA
Johnson & Wales University, RI
Keene State College, NH
La Salle University, PA
La Salle University, NY
Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, NY
Lafayette College, PA
Lawrence Technological University, MI
Le Moyne College, NY
Lehigh University, PA
Life Stream Digital Innovations, NY
LifeStream Digital Innovations, NY
LIM College, NY
Louisiana State University, LA
Loyola  University Maryland, MD
Maine College of Art, ME   SW
Manhattan College, NY
Manhattanville College, NY
Marist College, NY
Marywood University, PA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, MA   SW
McDaniel College, MD
Mercy College, NY
Merrimack College, MA
Merrimack College, MA   NW
Miami University of Ohio, OH
Molloy University, NY
Monmouth University, NJ   SW
Monroe College, NY
Moravian University, PA
Mt. St. Mary College, NY
National Student Leadership Conference, IL
New York Film Academy, NY   SW
Niagara University, NY
North Carolina State University, NC
Nova Southeastern University, FL
NY School of Interior Design, NY   SW
Pace University, NY
Palm Beach Atlantic College, FL   SW
Pennsylvania State University, PA
Providence College, RI
Quinnipiac University, CT
Ramapo College of New Jersey, NJ
Red Cross,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY
Rhode Island College, RI
Richmond,American Internatonal. U-London, MA
Roanoke College, VA
Rochester Institute of Technology, NY
Roger Williams University, RI
Russell Sage College, NY
Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ
Sacred Heart University, CT
Salem State University, MA
Salve Regina University, RI
San Diego State University, CA
Sarah Lawrence College, NY
Siena College, NY
Skidmore College, NY
Southern Connecticut State University, CT
Springfield College, MA
St. Anselm College, NH
St. Bonaventure University, NY
St. Edward's University, TX
St. Francis University -PA, PA
St. John's University, NY
St. Joseph's University, PA

St. Joseph's University NY
St. Lawrence University, NY
St. Leo University, FL   SW
St. Louis University, MO   SW
St. Michael's College, VT
St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY
Stevenson University, MD   SW
Suffolk University, MA
SUNY Alfred, NY
SUNY Brockport, NY
SUNY Buffalo State, NY
SUNY Cobleskill, NY
SUNY College at Old Westbury, NY
SUNY College of ESF, NY
SUNY Cortland, NY
SUNY Delhi, NY
SUNY Farmingdale, NY
SUNY Fredonia, NY
SUNY Geneseo, NY
SUNY Herkimer CC, NY
SUNY Maritime College, NY
SUNY Morrisville, NY
SUNY New Paltz, NY
SUNY Oneonta, NY
SUNY Oswego, NY
SUNY Plattsburgh, NY
SUNY Polytechnic of Technology, NY
SUNY Potsdam, NY
SUNY Purchase, NY
SUNY Rockland CC, NY
SUNY Stony Brook, NY
SUNY Sullivan County CC, NY
SUNY University at Albany, NY
SUNY Upstate Medical Center,
SUNY Westchester CC, NY
Susquehanna University, PA
Syracuse University, NY
Temple University, PA
Texas A & M University, TX
Texas Christian University, TX
Towson University, MD
Tulane University, LA
University of Alabama, AL
University of Connecticut, CT
University of Delaware, DE
University of Florida, FL
University of Hartford, CT
University of Maine at Orono, ME
University of Maryland-Baltimore County, MD
University of Massachusetts-Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts-Lowell, MA
University of New England, ME
University of New Hampshire, NH
University of New Haven, CT
University of Pittsburgh, PA
University of Rhode Island, RI
University of Rochester, NY
University of Scranton, PA
University of South Carolina, SC
University of South Florida, FL
University of St. Joseph, CT
University of Tampa, FL
University of Tennessee, TN
University of Vermont, VT
Ursinus College, PA
Utica College, NY
Vassar College, NY
Vermont State University, VT
Virginia Tech, VA
Wagner College, NY
Wells College, NY
Western Connecticut State University, CT
Western Governors University, UT
Western New England University, MA
Wheaton College, MA
Wilkes University, PA   SW
Wittenberg University, OH