Why Should You Care About College Fairs or College Visits?

College Visits College Fair

Who better to learn about a college than from a college representative?  There are two ways to meet representatives from colleges:

  1. College visits to your school
  2. College fairs in your area

College Visits

Check your school calendar for dates/times of college visits.  Mark these on your calendar.  Research the college before you go into meeting. Have 5 questions to ask the college representative.

College Fairs

Check for college fairs in your area.  There are several different types of fairs.  These fairs often have representatives from hundreds of colleges attending.  You have the opportunity to explore lots of colleges in one place.Some of the most popular fairs are:

Be sure to ask your counselor about other college fairs in your area. Plan to attend and invite your parents. They have questions too!  Have the same 5 questions from college visits ready to ask the college fair college admissions representatives.

Specialties too!

You may be interested in some special programs. They have fairs too!

  • Performing & Visual Arts college fairs.  For the budding artist, dancer, musician or others with an artistic flair.
  • Gap year programs fair. Ever thought about taking the time to do something else between high school and college? That is what gap years are all about.  Find out what is available at a gap year fair.

Get Prepared

NACAC (National Association for College Admissions Counseling) offers lots of tips for how to make best use of college visits or college fairs.

Your Clark College Consulting Tip:

GuidedPath Edge is designed to help you stay on track with your college fairs and visits.

  1. Check dates of fairs and set up tasks in Edge to remind you of upcoming fairs.
  2. Use the discussions feature to record your notes on each college you talk to.

It’s always nice to have colleges coming to your neighborhood. Take advantage of the opportunity.

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