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Focus on your future: College fairs!

College fairs enable you to meet representatives from many different college admissions offices. Go to some local college fairs and talk with college staff. Make the most of your time by being prepared.

At the fair

Time saver!

Admissions counselors often have mail-in cards so they can add prospective students to their contact lists. You can use your time more effectively by bringing self-addressed labels to the fair with the following information:

  • your name, address, and phone number
  • your high school and graduation year
  • intended major (or “undecided")

At each table you visit, affix a label to the school’s mail-in card and leave it on the table. This will provide you with more time to talk with the representative.

Questions to ask

Time will be limited, so ask whatever questions address your specific interests.

  • What housing options are available?
  • What percentage of the student body lives on campus?
  • What are the admissions requirements for my major?
  • How do first-year students choose their classes?
  • What tutoring or learning support services are provided?
  • What options are available for study abroad?
  • What percentage of last year’s first-year students returned for sophomore year?
  • What services are available to help me with career planning?
  • What percentage of your first-year students eventually graduate?
  • When and how should I schedule an interview?
  • What is your admissions deadline?
  • Does your college require its own financial aid application? What is the deadline? Do you require the CSS Profile?

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