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Sophomore Summit at SUNY Oneonta preps high schoolers for application process

By NICOLE PITT

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WKTV) - For students in high school, it's never too early to start thinking about college.

On Monday, hundreds of area tenth graders gathered at SUNY Oneonta to learn the ins and outs of the college application process.

They were given the rundown of everything from financial aid to career choices. More than 350 teens attended seminars and met with representatives from local colleges.

The Sophomore Summit is hosted by CFES, a national non-profit program that helps students meet their academic goals.

"So what their doing is having the opportunity to listen to college admissions folks, listen to people in the industry," said Dennis Fahey, Program Director for CFES. "We have local business leaders here to talk to them about what college is, about what is it that they're going to need in the real world to be competitive."

Students had the chance to learn about 25 colleges and not just their academic programs, but athletics and extracurricular activities as well.

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