Pre-College Outreach

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Building Promising Pathways to Postsecondary Education

Building strong educational foundations for future success

The Vision

As a member of the local community, Fredonia is committed to helping identify and communicate transformative pathways to post-secondary educational opportunities. Connecting the community to resources that are important to future career success allows us to build a college-going culture together within Chautauqua County and the surrounding regions.

"College-going culture refers to the environment, attitudes, and practices in schools and communities that encourage students and their families to obtain the information, tools, and perspectives to enhance access to and success in post-secondary education." - University of California, College Tools for Schools

Studies show that post-secondary education in linked to greater lifetime earnings, better health outcomes, and more engaged community members, just to name a few of the positive impacts (How College Shapes Lives: Understanding the Issues, October 2013).

Individuals, families, and communities all benefit from the ripple-effect of a more educated and skilled society. We can work together to improve our region and our communities by continuing students’ strong educational foundations beyond high school.

Discover a pathway to your future by exploring different career options, academic majors, and options for education beyond high school.

Explore Career Pathways

MyFuture Pathways - You path could lead you to a four-year university, a two-year college, to a vocational trade school, Military Service, or even the Peace Corps!

Promising Pathways Partnership Program for School Districts and Parents.

Fredonia's Early College Admit Program, also known as The 3-1-3 Program, is an opportunity for area high school seniors to earn college credit by enrolling in Fredonia courses. The program is intended to ease the transition from high school to college by providing students with opportunties to get involved in clubs and organizations, learn valuable skills that lead to success, discover what it's like to be a college student, and also assists in completing high school graduation requirements.

Learn More & Apply!

There are many ways for students in grades K-12 to connect with Fredonia's campus.

Summer Camps

Visiting School Groups or Community Organizations

Events & Performances

Fredonia Exploration Days & Daily Admissions Visits

Upcoming Signature Experiences

  1. February 3, 2018 - National Girls & Women in Sports Day: A look into Collegiate Athletics.
  2. February 9, 2018 - Musical Journey's: Studying music in college, the audition process, & how to prepare now.
  3. February 10, 2018 - Early College Admit Program Meeting (3-1-3)
  4. February 10, 2018 - Fredonia Exploration Day
  5. April 11, 2018 - Media Day: College & Career exploration within Communication and Media Professions.
  6. May 22, 2018 - Promising Leaders Conference: A day of skill-building and interactive activities for students grade 8-10. Local School District's may nominate 2-3 students to attend.
  7. June 7, 2018 - Living History Day: A event that transports you back to early American history

Fredonia has compiled easy, low-cost ways to reinforce the importance of education beyond high school. Here are some helpful toolkits designed for students and families who are learning to navigate the college-going process, as well as for School Districts.

RESOURCE TOOLKITS (Students, Families, and School Districts)



First-Year and Transition Office

608 Maytum Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063