Latino College Fair, Nov. 22

2014 Latino College Fair General Participant Registration

November 22, 2014 • Latino College Fair

The Latino College Fair allows students and parents/guardians to meet and talk with more than 50 independent college and university admission and financial aid representatives. The Planning and Paying for College Workshop will help students and their families better understand the admissions and financial aid process and programs. The workshop, simultaneously translated into Spanish via headphones, will cover college affordability, including explanations of grants and scholarships plus financial aid forms, terms and deadlines. The “Ask the Financial Aid Expert” stations provide students and families an opportunity to sit down with financial aid experts to get answers to their specific questions about paying for college.

This event is funded primarily through a federal College Access Challenge Grant (CACG) awarded to cIcu by the New York State Higher Education Services Corp, the state agency designated to administer CACG. Remaining funds come from cIcu, Fordham University, and cIcu member colleges and universities.

Preliminary Agenda

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2014

  • 11:30am – Check-in opens
  • 12:30 – 1:50pm: Planning and Paying for College Overview begins
  • 1:00pm – 3:45pm: “Ask The Financial Aid Experts” stations open
  • 2:00pm – 3:45pm: College Fair featuring campus information tables with admissions and financial aid representatives from 50+ private, not-for-profit undergraduate and graduate colleges and universities

Additional information about parking and other travel information will be e-mailed to those who complete the form below as the date approaches.

If you have questions, please contact Sabra-Joi Dingman, Assistant Director of Outreach Programs, cIcu, at 518-436-4781 x23, or via e-mail at

Click here to register

College Goal New York registration table will available for students and parents looking for assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and NYS TAP Application.

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Do This to Improve Your College Chances

From Huffington Post:

October is the busiest month in the college application process. Most public universities review applications on a “first come, first serve basis,” so it helps to apply now. Many private colleges will tell you before Christmas if you apply before Halloween, so it helps to apply now. Anxiety goes up when you run out of now — and that’s what October can be all about.

To ease the anxiety, students often turn to their college list for inspiration — but that can just make things worse. Every college you’re applying to has an acceptance rate lower than Congress’s public approval rating, and while most legislators will get admitted to the institution of their choice for next year, that can’t be said about everyone applying to the colleges you worship, including you.

So what can you do? Think about Plan B.

Read the full article here.

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SUNY Cortland Counselor Breakfast, Nov. 5

SUNY Cortland will be having an informational breakfast in New York City for school counselors at the SUNY Center for Student Recruitment.  We will be presenting on all areas of the college including admissions, EOP, student life, & financial aid. Details are as follows:

Cortland in NYC – Breakfast with School Counselors

Date: Wednesday, November 5 2014
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: SUNY Center for Student Recruitment (CSR)
33 West 42nd Street (across from Bryant Park)
New York, New York 10036

Feel free to bring your intern, secretaries, or anyone that could benefit from this information. This is a great opportunity to learn more about SUNY Cortland!
Please register for the event by clicking here: Cortland in NYC Breakfast. You can also register by calling our office at 607-753-4711.

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The New School Competition Scholarship for Fall 2015

I want to let you know about an exciting scholarship opportunity for students applying for Fall 2015 entrance: The New School Competition. It’s fun; it’s creative; and, it can win your students a full- or partial-tuition scholarship for a bachelor’s degree from The New School.

The competition consists of three multiple-choice quizzes and a creative case question – plenty of opportunity for your students to show off creativity and explain why they want to attend The New School. Complete details and rules are available at

Please let your students know to let their creativity and imagination flow. And, as you know, the best way to predict one’s future is to create it.

The deadline to enter the scholarship challenge is February 1, 2015:

We look forward to experiencing your students’ creativity and wish them the best of luck!

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National Portfolio Day NYC Events

The National Portfolio Day Association is a good resource for any visual or performing art student:  If you research their member colleges I think you’ll find a program for any art student.

From their website:

The Association consists of representatives from regionally accredited US colleges and universities that are accredited institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Canadian colleges and universities that are members of Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or that hold NASAD Substantial Equivalency status.

Upcoming area events:

Sun, Oct 26: New York City GRADUATE Portfolio Day, Parsons The New School for Design
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
event details

Sat, Nov 15: Purchase, New York, Purchase College, SUNY: School of Art & Design
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
event details

Sun, Nov 16: New York, New York, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
Exhibit Hall 1A
New York, NY 10001
Hosted by: Fashion Institute of Technology
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
event details

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Bryn Mawr Alumnae Panel and Interview Day, Oct. 25

Bryn Mawr Alumnae Panel and Interview Day in New York City

Saturday, October 25
2:00-2:30 p.m. Registration
2:30-3:30 p.m. Alumnae Panel
3:30-5:00 p.m. Interviews (optional)

Lycée Français de New York
505 East 75th St.
New York, NY 10021

During the event you will have the chance to:

  • Interview with an alumna or Admissions Officer.
  • Hear from alumnae about how Bryn Mawr prepared them for their careers.
  • Learn more about how the BMC community helps inspire passionate learners like you.

Space is limited, so RSVP today.

Questions? Please contact Marissa Turchi, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, at or 610.526.5151

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Science Technology Entry Program College Fair, Oct. 18 – Tables Still Available!

The Science Technology Entry Program (STEP) and the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) in the Bronx and Manhattan region will be holding a college fair for local STEP students at the City College of New York next Saturday on October 18, 2014. Over 500 hundred students and their parents/guardians are expected to attend. Our programs serve a population of highly motivated African-American, Latino, and economically disadvantaged high school students who are interested in entering the fields of science, technology, medicine or the allied health professions (

We have a few remaining tables for institutions or organizations that would like to be represented and have a table next Saturday. I have attached a flyer, an invitation letter, and a list of attendees as of this morning. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions about the fair.

Brian Kane
Director Baruch STEP Academy
Baruch College
One Bernard Baruch Way, B5-243
New York, NY 10010
Office:      646-312-4298
Fax:          646-312-4299

Download the student flyer here

Download the college recruiter flyer here

Download the college list here

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