College Fairs 101: How to Find a College Fair Near You
College fairs are a great way to meet admission representatives and learn information about colleges you may not have thought to consider. They’re a unique opportunity to ask questions about college majors, student activities and scholarships available at a particular school. You’ll also start to learn about what the colleges really value by what information the admission reps share with you.
There are many college fairs with events in the fall and some in the spring. Here’s a look at college fairs you could attend.
NACAC National College Fairs
Each fall and spring the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) holds free college fairs in cities across the country. See the full schedule to find a college fair near you.
Online College Fairs
In recent years, virtual college fairs have been emerging. These fairs allow you to meet admission reps from the comfort of your own home by offering live online chats with admission reps. Sites like CollegeFairsOnline.com and CollegeWeekLive.com offer these types of fairs. Check their websites for specific college fair dates.
State and Regional College Fairs
Several regional and state organizations host college fairs. To find a college fair in your state, Google the terms college fair with your state’s name, such as college fair connecticut or college fair texas. For example, the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling hosts college fairs in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.