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college fair flyer stating the fair will be held on Wednesday, September 19, from 6-8:30 pm.College Fair set for September 19, 6:30-8 p.m.

The Schalmont Central School District is hosting a College Fair on Wednesday, September 19, 6:30-8 p.m. Admission is free, and students are encouraged to prepare ahead of time to get the most out of the fair experience.

The fair is intended to get information to make the best decision for post­high school careers.

Here are some tips for those looking to attend:

Before the fair

  •  Decide what types of colleges you are interested in (2-year or 4-year, large or small, urban or rural, etc.). Determine which of the attending colleges fit your preferences and decide which of these are most important for you to visit during the fair.
  •  Create pre-printed address labels with information most requested by admissions reps. This saves you time at each table and allows you to visit more schools. Info to include: Name, Address, Email, Phone, High School, Graduation Date, SAT/ACT Scores, Majors of Interest, Sports/Extracurriculars.

At the fair

  • Create a good first impression! Dress neatly. Have a firm handshake. Introduce yourself at each table.
  •  Prepare your important questions in advance. Ask questions with answers not easily found on a college’s website. Make sure your questions are particular to your needs and interests. Sample questions:
  • 1. What makes your college unique? 9. What’s the surrounding area like? Is it easy to get around?
    2. What academic programs is your college most known for? 10. What are the most popular majors?
    3. How would you describe the kids that go there? Where do most of them come from? 11. How would you describe the academic pressure and workload?
    4. Where do kids hang out on campus? 12. What support services are available (academic advisers, tutors, etc.)?
    5. What happens on weekends—are there things to do on campus or in town, or do most kids go home? 13. What’s the faculty like? How accessible are they outside of class?
    6. Are fraternities and sororities a big part of campus life? 14. Are there opportunities for internships?
    7. What are the housing options for freshmen? 15. Are any big changes in the works that I should know about?
    8. What are the most popular clubs and activities?  

Colleges/Universities coming to the fair

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Sacred Heart University
    Saint Joseph's College of Maine
    Saint Michael's College
    Schenectady County Community College
    Siena College
    Southern New Hampshire University
    Southern Vermont College
    Springfield College
    St. John Fisher College
    St. John's University
    St. Lawrence University
    SUNY Brockport
    SUNY Canton
    SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    SUNY Cortland
    SUNY Delhi
    SUNY Geneseo
    SUNY Morrisville
    SUNY Oneonta
    SUNY Oswego
    SUNY Plattsburgh
    SUNY Polytechnic Institute
    The Sage Colleges
    Unity College
    University at Buffalo, SUNY
    University of Maine
    University of New England
    University of Tampa
    Utica College
    Wells College
    Western New England University
    Westfield State University






  • Binghamton University, SUNY
    Brock University
    Bryant & Stratton College
    Canisius College
    Castleton University
    Clarkson School
    Clarkson University
    College of Saint Rose
    Elmira College
    Endicott College
    Franklin Pierce University
    Fulton-Montgomery Community College, SUNY
    Green Mountain College
    Hartwick College
    Herkimer County Community College
    Hofstra University
    Hudson Valley Community College
    Ithaca College
    Keene State College
    King's College
    Le Moyne College
    Manhattanville College
    Maria College
    Marist College
    Merrimack College
    Messiah College
    Monmouth University
    Mount Saint Mary College
    Nazareth College
    Niagara University
    Nichols College
    Northern Vermont University
    Pace University
    Paul Smith's College
    Penn State University