Apr. 4: College Fair at HVCC

The Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) and the Capital District Counseling Association (CDCA) will host a regional College Fair on Tuesday, April 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in the McDonough Recreation Center. A list of participants and sample questions for college representatives can be found below.

List of participants

  • Air National Guard
  • Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Alfred State College
  • Alfred University
  • Baruch College
  • Binghamton University
  • Bryant & Stratton College
  • Bryant University
  • Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Champlain College
  • Clarkson School
  • Clarkson University
  • Colby Sawyer College
  • College of Mount Saint Vincent
  • Curry College
  • CUSP Educational Services
  • Dean College
  • Drew University
  • Dutchess Community College
  • Elmira College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Endicott College
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Florida Institute of Technology
  • Franklin Pierce University
  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College
  • Glenmont Job Corps
  • Hartwick College
  • Herkimer College
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • Hofstra University
  • Houghton University
  • Hudson Valley Community College
  • Ithaca College
  • Iona University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Keene State College
  • Keuka College
  • Lasell University
  • Lees-McRae College
  • Le Moyne College
  • Manhattan College
  • Manhattanville College
  • Maria CollegeMarist College
  • Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
  • Merrimack College
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • National Guard
  • Nazareth College
  • Niagara University
  • Pace University
  • Paul Mitchell the School
  • Paul Smith’s College
  • Providence College
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ringling College of Art and Design
  • Roberts Wesleyan University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
  • Roger Williams University
  • Russell Sage College
  • Rutgers University – New Brunswick
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Saint Michael’s College
  • Saint Peters University
  • Salve Regina University
  • Siena College
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • St. Bonaventure University
  • St. John Fisher University
  • St. John’s University
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Peter’s Hospital College of Nursing
  • St. Thomas Aquinas College
  • Sterling College Vermont
  • Suffolk University
  • SUNY Adirondack
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Buffalo State University
  • SUNY Canton
  • SUNY Cobleskill College of Agriculture and Technology
  • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
  • SUNY Corning Community College
  • SUNY Cortland
  • SUNY Delhi
  • SUNY Farmingdale State College
  • SUNY Fredonia
  • SUNY Geneseo
  • SUNY Mohawk Valley Community College
  • SUNY Morrisville
  • SUNY New Paltz
  • SUNY Oneonta
  • SUNY Oswego
  • SUNY Plattsburgh
  • SUNY Polytechnic Institute
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • SUNY Schenectady
  • SUNY Ulster
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Sylvan Learning Center
  • Syracuse University
  • The College of Saint Rose
  • The University of Maine
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College
  • Union College
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy
  • United States Navy
  • University at Albany (SUNY)
  • University at Buffalo
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Massachusetts – Lowell (UMass Lowell)
  • University of New England
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of New Haven
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Tampa
  • Utica University
  • Vermont State University
  • Wells College
  • Western New England University
  • Westfield State University
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Sample Questions for College Reps

1. What do students like most about your school? What is the biggest complaint from
2. What kinds of students are happiest at your school?
3. Where do students hang out on campus? Do students mostly live on or off campus?
4. What financial aid programs does your college offer? Do you offer merit based aid based
on academics?
5. What academic programs are the most popular at your college?
6. What are the requirements needed to get into a (major/minor) program?
7. Does the major I choose on the application impact my chances of being offered
8. Do admission officers make decisions solely on numbers and stats, or do extracurricular
activities truly matter at your school?
9. How would you describe the academic pressure and workload?
10. How does your career planning department compare to other colleges/universities?
11. What are the faculty like and how accessible are they outside of class?
12. Are there internships available specific to my major?
13. Is there job placement help for graduates?
14. Are you able to give me the names of a few students that I can talk to about their
experience at your school?
15. Do you suggest applying Early Decision/Early Action over Regular Decision? If so, why?
16. What is the average class size of students in your school?
17. Does your school offer any unique opportunities for studying abroad?
18. What do students do in their leisure time both on and off campus?
19. Do you have any open houses or visit days coming up that I should plan to attend?
20. Can I please have your contact information in case I have any follow up questions?