The National College Fair Helps prospects Navigate Complex Decision-making Process
College-bound students and their families will be able to meet representatives from more than 200 colleges and universities nationwide at the Greater Fort Lauderdale National College Fair -- an event that, organizers say, greatly simplifies the complex and competitive process of applying to and selecting a college.
Set for Wednesday at the Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, the fair is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling (SACAC) and Broward County Public Schools. Visitors are welcome from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and, organizers say, the event at the Convention Center requires visitors to present identification and parking is $5.
The college fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information relevant to the college-selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss individual needs with college experts. Students with special needs will be able to learn about programs and services at colleges and universities for students with disabilities.
Evening workshops will cover such topics as Financial Aid and the Bright Future Scholarship Program, Highly Competitive Colleges, Hot Jobs and Majors in the 21st Century and Preparing Your NCAA Athlete. Translators will also be available.
“The resources and opportunities that the National College Fair provides for students and their families are invaluable,” said Greg Ferguson, NACAC Director of National College Fairs Programs and Services.
For registration, information and a schedule of evening information workshops, visit (browardschools.com/collegefair). Students are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. By pre-registering, students can print a barcode or use a QR code if they have a smart phone. With this code, students will be able to place themselves on the mailing lists for specific schools. They will also be able to inform these schools of their personal interests and intended majors.
For information, contact College Fair Chair Ralph Aiello at 754-321-2119.