College Connections

College ConnectionsThe professional staff provides information and assistance with college admission procedures, financial aid programs, college survival skills and college preparedness. Staff also coordinate the SAT Preparation Program and Pre-College Institute for college-bound students as well as the areas below:

College Options

We will assist you in finding the right college for you.  By reviewing your academic background and expectations for preparation of your career, we will find the perfect match and plot your career pathway.

College Connection Workshops

College specific workshops will be held throughout the year on choosing a college.  College survival skills, study skills, college expectations and guests from local and SUNY colleges.

College Fair

Our Annual College Fair hosts over 85 colleges from both inside and outside New York State. Representatives are on hand to answer all administrative and program related questions. Financial Aid workshops are offered. Free and open to the public.

SUNY Outreach

SUNY (State University of New York) Educational Outreach was initiated by the Educational Opportunity Centers to provide urban area residents an opportunity to explore their college options. Since its inception in 1986, the office has offered assistance, advocacy, and referrals to over 12,000 potential college students.

SAT Prep

Juniors and Seniors in high school can take the SAT Preparation class free of charge at the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center. Students who have participated in the program have increased their SAT scores by an average of 80 points. Classes are approximately six weeks in length and meet Monday and Wednesday.

Financial Aid

Many students and parents become frustrated over the financial aid process. Financial aid does not have to be complicated. There are many resources to help you. The most important resource is the college itself. Every college has a Financial Aid office with experienced professionals that are available to answer your questions. Remember it is their job to see that each student can afford to go to their college.

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