CollegeWeekLive & NYC DOE Partner to Produce Virtual College Fair

3rd Annual New York City Virtual College Fair to take place October 29th


CollegeWeekLive and the New York City Department of Education and invite high school students and their families to meet top colleges and universities from around the country online at the NYC Virtual College Fair. Held in conjunction with College Application Week, this unique event is a chance for high school students to live chat with admissions counselors and current students from 100+ colleges and universities, including CUNY and SUNY schools.

New York City students can log in to the virtual event anytime from 11 AM-7 PM on October 29, 2015 to:

  •     Get their questions answered about degree programs, campus life, and more
  •     Gain personal advice from education experts on finding the best college match, getting admitted to their dream school, and accessing financial aid
  •     Enter to win a $1,000 scholarship, just for researching schools online
  • The event will be hosted at, a site where students and 100+ colleges chat online

    “Today’s students are smart consumers, and want to know all they can before they make their college choice,” said Sugeni Pérez-Sadler, Associate Director of College and Career Planning for the New York Department of Education. “The NYC Virtual College Fair is a convenient way for students to get a real sense of what each school has to offer—and gain access to expert advice to help them navigate the complexities of college admissions. These insights are important for students they embark on their college plans.”

    “Last year, more than 200 high schools and community groups across New York helped more than 7,300 students submit applications during College Application Week," said CollegeWeekLive President Sumant Mauskur. “We're pleased to build on this success with the largest NYC Virtual College Fair to date. Students can chat with colleges and universities to find the best college match, before they submit their applications.”

    ABOUT the New York City Department of Education
    The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is the largest school district in the US, serving 1.1 million students in over 1,800 schools. The NYC DOE is committed to working collaboratively with parents, educators, school communities, and external stakeholders to improve student achievement and ensure that every child graduates from high school prepared for college, a career, and a future as a productive, critically thinking adult.

    CollegeWeekLive is the leading channel where students and colleges chat online. More than one million students from 192 countries rely on CollegeWeekLive to help navigate college admissions. This live channel enables students to have unscripted conversations with college students and admissions counselors from hundreds of colleges and universities. Students, parents, and counselors visit CollegeWeekLive to engage directly with universities at every stage of the enrollment process. For more information, please visit