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Virtual College Fair on November 5 from 6-8 PM

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Financial Aid - What you need to know!

Dear WCSD Students & Families!

The WCSD is excited to announce that we will be hosting our first-ever Virtual College Fair Event!  College admission officers representing dozens of colleges will be available virtually on Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM to help make your college search and application process less stressful and more productive, despite world events. Since physical restrictions are in place, virtual college fairs are essential in helping colleges and students stay connected. Virtual College Fairs have proven to be extremely effective. It is for this reason that we STRONGLY ENCOURAGE your participation in this exciting event! Before the Virtual College Fair, Dutchess Community College will be hosting informational sessions on Navigating the College Search Process and Financial Aid.  Please see the information below regarding these workshops. This event is open to all WCSD high school students and their families.

Below is a list of the Pre-Event Workshops! Students and families will have the option of attending ONE of the informational sessions offered at 5:15 PM and then a LIVE College Fair Welcome at 5:50 PM. Please note that Navigating the College Process is a LIVE session and What you need to know about Financial Aid is a PRE-RECORDED session.

5:15 PM: Navigating the College Search Process - Learn the keys to finding a college that is the right fit and the next steps you should be taking now, based on your grade in school. Pre-registration is required for this session! Please use the link below.

Presenter: Michael Roe, Associate Dean of Enrollment, Dutchess Community College.

Register Now!  Navigating the College Search Process 


5:15 PM: What you need to know about Financial Aid - This session will go over the different types of financial aid and the financial aid application process. This 21 minute pre-recorded workshop is available to students and parents 24/7 via the DCC YouTube page. 

Presenters: Student Financial Services Staff, Dutchess Community College.

Click Here!  What you need to know about Financial Aid 

Students may submit questions after watching the workshop via

5:50 PM:  College Fair Welcome! - Tips and tricks for successfully attending a Virtual College Fair 

Presenters:  WCSD Administration and School Counselors

Click Here! College Fair Welcome

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM:  WCSD Virtual College Fair - Admission Officers from colleges will be available to share information about their schools and answer your questions. Before the event, a Google Site will be provided with active links for each participating college. Here are some of the schools already signed up for this exciting event!

Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Alfred University Rochester Institute of Technology
Allegheny College Sacred Heart University
Arcadia University Saint Elizabeth University
Castleton University Saint Michael's College
Clarkson University Siena College
College of the Atlantic St. Bonaventure University
Drexel University St. John Fisher College
Dutchess Community College (SUNY) St. John's University
Endicott College St. Thomas Aquinas College
Franklin University Switzerland SUNY Brockport
Hamilton College SUNY Buffalo State College
Hartwick College SUNY Geneseo
Hofstra University SUNY New Paltz
Hult International Business School SUNY Orange Community College
Hunter College SUNY Oswego
Iona College SUNY Plattsburgh
Johnson & Wales University Syracuse University
Lasell University The College of Saint Rose
Le Moyne College The Culinary Institute of America
Loyola University Maryland The University of Scranton
Lynn University The University of Tampa
Manhattan College UMass Amherst
Manhattanville College University at Albany (SUNY)
Marymount Manhattan College University at Buffalo
Mercy College University of New Haven
Monmouth University Utica College
Mount Saint Mary College Western Connecticut State University
Paul Smith's College Western New England University
Ramapo College of NJ Whitman College

Although we cannot be together in person, this presents a unique opportunity for the WCSD to create a spectacular virtual event! We recognize the importance of our students exploring college opportunities and the importance of the real-life and personable connection that has been formed at our previous College Fairs, so we are hoping to recreate this as closely as possible with this virtual event. We are excited at this opportunity for our students, grades 9-12 from all three high schools, to join together for this event and for our parents and families to be involved.  Once again, participation in Strongly Encouraged!

Your School Counselors,

Kalah Boscia (Ketcham), Alicia Aguado (John Jay), and Michelle Califano (Orchard View)