New York City National College Fair

***Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the New York City College Fair has been cancelled. Please visit nacacnet.org for more information.***

Colleges are Eager to Meet High School Students

 

Although high school students may be stuck inside their homes, college admissions offices are anxious to connect with sophomores, juniors and even some seniors who are looking toward postsecondary education.

 

Almost every college has sent their students home for the semester but the admissions staff at each school is working hard to make their school accessible to future candidates. Colleges want students to contact them now.

 

While students are adapting to learning online via video conferencing, they should continue to prepare for what happens after graduation. In addition to watching their instructors and perhaps speaking with teachers online, students should also take this opportunity to reach out to their college counselors. Like teachers, guidance office personnel are working remotely to make sure students have the tools they need to search for the right college.

 

Whether a student is thinking about a community college vs. a four-year college, public vs. private, in-state vs. out-of state, a career in the military, a gap year, or  getting a job after high school, now is the time to start preparing for the future.

 

A Virtual Reality

A majority of in person visits and open house events have been cancelled, but many colleges provide a virtual tour of their campus. Most schools also offer an opportunity for students to have an online chat with an admissions officer. Colleges will also strongly encourage you to join them for a virtual event or speak with a representative via phone or email. Admissions offices may even allow you to set up a time for an official interview.

 

Online Resources

Students and parents may visit multiple campuses using these links:

• www.youvisit.com/collegesearch

• www.eCampusTours.com

• www.campustours.com

 

For students who may wish to connect with multiple schools at once, a virtual college fair is taking place the week of April 20. Students may visit www.strivescan.com to register for this online event.

 

Military Options

Many recruiting stations have been closed for personal visits, but are still available to discuss your future in the military. You may ask a recruiter about education programs such as R.O.T.C., the military academies, the Post 9/11-GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program. Serving in the military is not only an honor but can be a great way to finance your education.

 

Test Dates for ACT, SAT and AP’s

As of publication date, students registered to take the April 4 ACT, will be allowed to sit for the ACT on June 13 or a later date. For updates, visit www.act.org

The SAT scheduled for May 2 and June 6 have both been cancelled. The College Board, who administers the SAT is looking to add a date in September. For updates, visit www.collegeboard.org.

For each AP subject, there will be two different testing dates. The full exam schedule and specific free-response question types will be available by April 3. 

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1 South Ave, Garden City, NY 11530

Adelphi University is a private university in Garden City, New York. Adelphi also has centers in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Suffolk County. It is the oldest institution of higher education in suburban Long Island.

School Type

Undergrad Students

Private

5162

Total
Cost

$58K

Average Cost
After Aid

$28K

Acceptance
Rate

73%

Average
Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 530–620
SAT Math: 530–620
ACT Composite: 22–27

American Musical and Dramatic Academy

211 W 61st St, New York, NY 10023

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy is a private college conservatory for the performing arts located in New York City and Los Angeles, California. The conservatory offers both Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees and two-year Certificates in Professional Performance.

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Undergrad Students

Private

1515

Total
Cost

$56K

Average Cost
After Aid

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Acceptance
Rate

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Test Scores

n/a

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Brooklyn College is a public college in Brooklyn, New York City, with about 14,700 undergraduate students and 3,100 graduate students on a 35-acre campus. It is part of the City University of New York.

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Undergrad Students

Public

13712

Total
Cost

$28K

Average Cost
After Aid

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Acceptance
Rate

40%

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Test Scores

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SAT Math: 530–610

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Private

1596

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Cost

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After Aid

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Acceptance
Rate

64%

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Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 470–570
SAT Math: 460–580
ACT Composite: 17–22

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06053, USA

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Undergrad Students

Public

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Cost

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After Aid

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Test Scores

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SAT Math: 480–570
ACT Composite: 19–24

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Cost

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After Aid

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After Aid

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Private

614

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Cost

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After Aid

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Test Scores

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Cost

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After Aid

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Private

1904

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After Aid

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Acceptance
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Cost

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After Aid

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Test Scores

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Private

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Cost

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After Aid

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Acceptance
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70%

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Test Scores

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SAT Math: 490–570
ACT Composite: 19–24

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Test Scores

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ACT Composite: 21–25

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After Aid

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