• Penn York College & Career Night 


    The Falconer Central Sr. High Guidance Department extends an invitation to all Juniors, Seniors and their parents to participate in the annual Penn/York College Night.  The program will be held at St. Bonaventure University on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Richter Center.


    Penn/York College Night is an excellent opportunity for students and parents together to meet with representatives from more than 100 four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, junior colleges, business schools, technical schools and military academies.  Financial Aid booths will also be open to provide financial aid information and answer questions regarding funding a college education.  There will be a “Disabilities Resource and Services” table for those students with disabilities. 


    The entire program will be held in the St. Bonaventure Riley Center gymnasium and will take place as follows:

    • Parents and students drive to St. Bonaventure University.
    • (Rt. 86 East - Exit at Allegany Exit - 45-60 minutes time)
    • Park in large lot behind Plassman Hall. (Follow directions from traffic police.)
    • Check in at the Riley Center gymnasium entrance.
    • Wander the floor of the gymnasium and meet with any of the college representatives of your choice.
    • Seek answers to the questions on the attached list of "Questions for college admission representatives". 


    Juniors should begin their college tours and interviews during the spring semester of grade 11.  Penn/York is a great start to the college search process.  This is a no-cost, non-threatening evening that can provide parents and students with a wealth of college information.


    Should you have any other questions about this event or the college planning process, feel free to call the Guidance office.  We hope to see you at Penn/York Night.                                                                                      


    1. What are the admissions requirements?
    2. What is the admissions policy of the school?

                (Application deadline, rolling admission)

    1. How many students attend the college?
    2. What is the student/faculty ratio?
    3. What is the average class size?
    4. How many students live on campus?
    5. How many students commute to school?
    6. Regardless of academic major, what other courses are required?
    7. Is a change of major permitted after the first year?
    8. Are there internships available?
    9. How much is tuition?
    10. How much is room and board?
    11. What types of Financial Aid are available?
    12. How many students receive financial aid?
    13. Is the location of the school rural, urban, or suburban?
    14. Is there a public transportation available?
    15. Is the school on a semester system?
    16. Is there housing available for students who want to live on campus?
    17. How many students live in a dormitory room?
    18. What meal plans are offered?
    19. Is there a cafeteria for commuting students?
    20. What type of social, cultural, academic, & athletic activities are available?
    21. Does the school have a Counseling Office?
    22. Does the school have a Placement Office?
    23. Does the school give credit for the Advanced Placement Examination?
    24. Are there academic or athletic scholarships available? 


    As you can see, there are numerous questions you can ask an Admissions Counselor.  These are just a few of the questions that are usually asked during an informal session with an Admissions Counselor.