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College Fair Tips – Part 3

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Questions you may want to ask:

  • How can I arrange a campus visit?
  • Are there any special visiting days coming up on campus?
  • What types of internships or co-op programs are available?
  • How many of last year’s freshmen returned for their sophomore year?
  • What percentage of a typical freshman class will graduate from your college?
  • What is the average high school grade point average of the entering freshman class?
  • When must I declare a major?
  • What is the average student GPA after freshman year?
  • What sort of guidance do you offer students who are undecided on a major?
  • What are the application deadlines for admission and financial aid?
  • What kinds of extracurricular activities are there on campus?

Excerpts from Cappex

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College Fair Tips – Part 2

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Things to do at the fair:

  • When you enter the fair pick up a directory listing all the colleges and the locations of their booths. Identify the schools you want to learn about, seek them out.
  • Take brochures from colleges you’re not familiar with. Don’t just spend time with the colleges you know.
  • Plan to attend one or more information session.
  • Make notes about the colleges you speak with and get a business card from the representative.
  • Take your time. Don’t feel you have to speak with every college. Don’t leave a college booth until you have all of your questions answered.
  • Stay focused on college. Lots of your friends may also be attending, so beware of turning this into a hang-out. Make plans to spend time with them afterwards. Make your time at the college fair count.
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College Fair Tips – Part 1

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Things to do before the fair:

  • Find out which colleges will be at the fair. Make a priority list of
    schools you want to investigate. Which colleges are a “must see”?
  • Discuss your plans for college with your parents, teachers and friends.
  • Use the internet to search the websites of the colleges and make a list of questions to ask.
  • Invite your parents to attend with you; they need to learn, too.

What to bring to a college fair:

  • Small bag to hold college information
  • Notepad and pen/pencil to take notes
  • Specific questions for specific colleges
  • Open mind to learning about new colleges

What not to bring to a college fair:

  • Your application
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Gifts for the college reps
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