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FARMINGDALE, N.Y.: Adult learners seeking to further their education or expand their workplace skills are invited to attend the SUNY Adult Learner College Fair on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at the Farmingdale State College Campus Center. The fair, specifically created for adult learners, will feature SUNY’s downstate colleges and the Long Island Educational Opportunity Center.

According to recent statistics, nearly half of those enrolled in undergraduate higher education today are adult learners. The SUNY Adult Learner College Fair aims to assist this growing population by providing information, advice, and assistance on various topics, including financial aid, admissions, transfer credits, online learning, veterans’ services, programs for adults who are not “college-ready,” prior learning, microcredentials, and small business development.

The fair will not only offer information about degree programs but also certificate programs and microcredentials that can be stacked towards a degree. Long Island EOC will also be present to assist those who need additional preparation to begin achieving their academic goals.

“I am so proud of the continued evolvement of the Adult Learner Fair. I meet with so many adults who wish to pursue a degree or complete one and don’t know where to begin. This college fair is just for them,” said Judi Cestaro, director of transfer services, who leads the adult learner initiative at Farmingdale State College.

To learn more about the SUNY Adult Learner College Fair, please contact 934-420-2733 or email Judith Cestaro.

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About Farmingdale State College

Dedicated to student success, Farmingdale State College is a recognized leader in applied learning. With nearly 10,000 students, Farmingdale delivers exceptional student outcomes and opportunities through teaching, scholarship and applied research for Long Island, New York, and beyond. As one of the largest institutions in the State University of New York system, FSC’s commitment to student-centered learning and inclusiveness is unparalleled, preparing graduates to be exemplary citizens equipped to excel in a competitive, diverse, and technically dynamic society.  Farmingdale was the first institution of public higher education on Long Island and has long been a cornerstone of the region’s economy with 96% of graduates working in New York State and 75% working on Long Island. Farmingdale prepares emerging leaders in the growing technology, engineering, business, and health care fields.

The College is home to the Broad Hollow Bioscience Park, which supports the development of biotech start-up companies and partners with surrounding businesses and research institutions along the growing Route 110 Business Corridor. FSC proudly hosts one of New York State’s leading Small Business Development Centers which provides professional business advisement, education, network resources, and advocates for small business and entrepreneurs.