College Fairs

 

It is highly encouraged that students try to attend one or two college fairs. College Fairs are a must for Juniors and Seniors. These are also good for 9th and 10th grade students who are beginning to think about colleges and career choices.

Local College Fairs

 

  • National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair - Held at Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday, September 14th, 2019 from 2:00pm - 5:00p.m.

  • Columbus Area Christian College Fair - Held at Grove City Christian School (4750 Hoover Road, Grove City, OH 4313) on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 from 9:00-12:00p.m.

  • The Lancaster City/Fairfield County College Fair - Held at Ohio University – Lancaster (1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, OH 43130) on Thursday, September 26th, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Performing and Visual Arts College Fair - Held at Xavier University, Cintas Center on Monday, September 30th, 2019 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

  • The Columbus Kiwanis College Fair - Will take place at the Center for Science and Industry (COSI) on Monday, October 7th, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00p.m.

  • The Learning Differences College Fair - Held at Gahanna Lincoln High School on Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 from 6:30-8:00 pm.

  • Performing and Visual Arts College Fair - Held at John Carroll University, Dolan Science Center on Saturday, October 12th, 2019 from 1:00pm - 3:00pm

  • The Suburban College Fair - Held at the Clements Center at Otterbein University Sunday, October 13th, 2019 from 1-3:30 pm.

Virtual College Fair (Online)

  • CLICK HERE - Register now to participate in virtual college fairs. Through virtual college fairs you can get all the information you need to make a decision about where to attend college. You can get information about financial aid, cost, housing and anything else you want to know at each college/universities virtual booth. You can also ask college reps any questions.

College Fair Preparation

 

  • Look over the list of colleges participating. Target a few you want to see. Generally, the college tables are arranged alphabetically.

  • Introduce yourself to the college representative. Shake his/her hand. Make eye contact. He/She might ask you to fill out an interest card or sign your name to a list.

  • Ask questions that aren’t answered in books or literature such as, "How do you assign roommates in the dorms?" or "Is it hard to change majors at the college?"

  • Make sure you have the college representative’s name, telephone number and e-mail address. This is your personal contact at this college.

  • Remember to say "Thank You!" when you finish your conversations.

  • Give yourself some time just to walk around the tables. Learn about new colleges and their services.

 

Common College Fair Questions to Ask

  • Do many students go home on weekends?

  • Does faculty make time for individual students? Are they accessible outside of class?

  • Are there athletic facilities that are open to all students?

  • Does the college have academic programs that fit my several current interests?

  • Do the dorms have network wireless access so I can access the Internet and my e-mail?

  • Are many classes taught over the Internet instead of in classrooms?

  • Will I have access to special equipment (such as an electron microscope) as a first-year student?

  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the college’s advising system?

  • How many students will there be in courses I’m likely to take in my first year? Are those courses taught by professors or by graduate assistants?

  • What kinds of campus jobs are available for first-year students?

  • Will there be any new programs or facilities in the next two years?