What’s a College Fair and why should I care? A college fair is where representatives from numerous colleges from across the nation come together under one roof, so that students and parents can ask lots of questions and learn more about a specific college. The information gained from attending this event is valuable in the student’s decision-making process.
Here are a few updates and FAQs to maximize your College Fair experience:
Q: How much does it cost to attend?
Nothing! It’s FREE for students and parents!
Q: When should I attend?
There are five college fairs scheduled in Nebraska this spring:
- Lincoln − March 19, 2017
- Grand Island − March 26, 2017
- Scottsbluff − April 2, 2017
- Omaha − April 9, 2017
- South Sioux City − April 23, 2017
Find out more details by visiting the Spring College Fairs page from EducationQuest.
Q: Juniors (and parents of juniors), I’m talking to you!
With the mutual efforts of Apply2College and the early FAFSA, the timing of the spring college fairs is now ideal for juniors. Yes, juniors! This event helps kick start the college decision-making process, as juniors will soon be busy in the upcoming fall semester of senior year applying for admission, looking for scholarships, and of course, filling out the FAFSA!
Q: Can I still create a barcode for the college fairs?
YES! Register for a barcode at NebraskaCollegeFairs.org to avoid having to write out your contact information at every college table you visit at the college fair. Instead, spend your time actually conversing with college reps! Barcodes allow the representatives to follow up with you later for additional admissions deadlines and financial aid guidance.
Q: Do I have to ask the college reps some questions?
Absolutely! Attending a College Fair will help students learn more about all the different college options. Also, it’s important for students to ask questions, not just parents. For some example questions to ask college representatives, click HERE.
Q: Where can I find out more?
Talk to your school counselor or contact your nearest EducationQuest office.