Southern Westchester College Conference

***Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, the Southern Westchester College Conference has been cancelled.***

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. 

Financial Aid Information
New York State Financial Aid

New York State student financial aid is available to help pay for college. Click below for information on grants, scholarships, work-study opportunities, loans, and loan forgiveness programs in New York.

Four full days of virtual presentations for juniors to explore college opportunities

Monday, April 20 - Friday May 8

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Adelphi University

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

Private

Undergrad Students

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

Alvernia University

400 St Bernardine St, Reading, PA 19607, USA

Alvernia University is a private Franciscan Roman Catholic university in Reading, Pennsylvania. Once known as Alvernia College, the school gained university status in 2008.

School Type

Private

Undergrad Students

2176

Total
Cost

$53k

Average Cost
After Aid

$27k

Acceptance
Rate

68%

Average
Test Scores

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.

School Type

Private

Undergrad Students

1515

Total
Cost

$56K

Average Cost
After Aid

$40K

Acceptance
Rate

24%

Average
Test Scores

n/a

Central Connecticut State University

1615 Stanley St, New Britain, CT 06053, USA

Central Connecticut State University is a public university in New Britain, Connecticut. Founded in 1849 as the State Normal School, CCSU is Connecticut's oldest publicly funded university.

School Type

Public

Undergrad Students

9317

Total
Cost

$25K

Average Cost
After Aid

$17K

Acceptance
Rate

67%

Average
Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 500–590
SAT Math: 480–570
ACT Composite: 19–24

Felician University

1 Felician Way, Rutherford, NJ 07070

Felician University is a private Roman Catholic university in New Jersey. It has two campuses, one in Lodi and one in Rutherford.

School Type

Private

Undergrad Students

1616

Total
Cost

$51K

Average Cost
After Aid

$18K

Acceptance
Rate

79%

Average
Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 450–540
SAT Math: 450–540
ACT Composite: 17–22

Hofstra University

1000 Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead, NY 11549

The largest private college on Long Island, New York, Hofstra University offers about 160 undergraduate programs and about 165 graduate degree programs.

School Type

Private

Undergrad Students

6783

Total
Cost

$63K

Average Cost
After Aid

$32K

Acceptance
Rate

65%

Average
Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 570–660
SAT Math: 560–650
ACT Composite: 24–29

Monmouth University

400 Cedar Ave, West Long Branch, NJ 07764, USA

Monmouth University is a private university in West Long Branch, New Jersey. Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, it became Monmouth College in 1956 and Monmouth University in 1995 after receiving its charter.

School Type

Private

Undergrad Students

4595

Total
Cost

$59k

Average Cost
After Aid

$29k

Acceptance
Rate

77%

Average
Test Scores

New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY

New York Institute of Technology offers 90 degree programs, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, in more than 50 fields of study, including architecture and design; arts and sciences; education; engineering and computing sciences; health professions; management; and medicine.

School Type

Private

Undergrad Students

3619

Total
Cost

$54K

Average Cost
After Aid

$22K

Acceptance
Rate

77%

Average
Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 510–610
SAT Math: 520–620
ACT Composite: 21–27

Niagara University

5795 Lewiston Rd, Niagara University, NY 14109

Niagara University is a private Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition in Lewiston in Niagara County, New York. It is run by the Congregation of the Mission. Niagara has 3,300 undergraduate students in 50 academic programs.

School Type

Private

Undergrad Students

2902

Total
Cost

$49K

Average Cost
After Aid

$19K

Acceptance
Rate

84%

Average
Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 510–600
SAT Math: 510–600
ACT Composite: 21–26

Rockland Community College

145 College Rd, Suffern, NY 10901

Rockland Community College is a public community college in Ramapo, New York. It is part of the State University of New York. The college, established in 1959, became the 18th community college to join the SUNY system. The college offers 51 programs and offers associate degrees and certificates.

School Type

Public

Undergrad Students

5595

Total
Cost

$20K

Average Cost
After Aid

$9K

Acceptance
Rate

Open

Average
Test Scores

n/a

SUNY Oswego

7060 NY-104, Oswego, NY 13126

State University of New York at Oswego is a public college in the City of Oswego and Town of Oswego, New York. It has two campuses: historic lakeside campus in Oswego and Metro Center in Syracuse, New York.

School Type

Public

Undergrad Students

7090

Total
Cost

$24K

Average Cost
After Aid

$15K

Acceptance
Rate

54%

Average
Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 545–610
SAT Math: 530–615
ACT Composite: 22–27

St. Thomas Aquinas College

125 NY-340, Sparkill, NY 10976

St. Thomas Aquinas College is a private liberal arts college in Sparkill, New York. The college is named after the medieval philosopher and theologian Thomas Aquinas. It was founded by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkill, whose headquarters are in the town.

School Type

Private

Undergrad Students

1114

Total
Cost

$49K

Average Cost
After Aid

$21K

Acceptance
Rate

78%

Average
Test Scores

SAT Reading and Writing: 440–560
SAT Math: 440–550
ACT Composite: 17–23

Westchester Community College

75 Grasslands Rd, Valhalla, NY 10595, USA

Westchester Community College is a public community college in Valhalla. It is sponsored by Westchester County and the State University of New York.

School Type

Public

Undergrad Students

11223

Total
Cost

$20K

Average Cost
After Aid

$7K

Acceptance
Rate

Open

Average
Test Scores

n/a

Western Connecticut State University

181 White St, Danbury, CT 06810, USA

Western Connecticut State University is a public university in Danbury, Connecticut, United States. It was founded in 1903 as a teacher’s college and is part of the Connecticut State University System

School Type

Public

Undergrad Students

4872

Total
Cost

$28k

Average Cost
After Aid

$19k

Acceptance
Rate

79%

Average
Test Scores

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