Tips for Attending a NACAC National College Fair

Before the Fair...

Answer the following questions to help determine what kind of school would be best for you:
  • Do you want to attend a two- or four-year institution?  Co-ed or single sex?
  • What size school do you want to attend?
  • What programs of study are you considering?
  • How far from home do you want to go?
  • Do you wish to participate in any specific extra-curricular activities or athletics?
  • Do you want to attend a school in an urban, suburban or rural environment?
  • Do you require any special services (i.e. tutoring, note takers, readers, TDD or interpreters)?
  1. Discuss your college plans with your school counselor, family, teachers and friends.
  2. Research your colleges of interest on the Internet and in your guidance office/library.
  3. Check dates and registration deadlines for college entrance examinations.
  4. Register before heading to the fair! Watch the video about student registration.
  5. Watch this video for more information about what happens at a NACAC College Fair!
  6. Download and print the checklist to take with you to the Fair.  

At the Fair...

  1. Pick up a bag and a fair directory.
  2. Visit with colleges and universities which you feel meet your criteria.
  3. Talk with a college counselor at the Counseling Center if you have any questions or need help with your college search.
  4. Attend a workshop. 

 After the Fair...

Be sure to watch the following videos about preventing anxiety during your college search and financial aid options.