22nd Annual Destination College - New Hampshire's Statewide College Planning Event
Saturday, March 20, 2021

Hosted by Plymouth State University (PSU)

Your Journey Begins Here

The NHHEAF Network’s signature event is designed to help high school juniors and their families prepare for entry into college. This annual statewide college planning convention is held each spring through the collaborative efforts of The NHHEAF Network and New Hampshire colleges and universities. All of the day's events are FREE to students and parents.

Attendees will have access to a variety of free college planning workshops, learn tips about the college application process from a student keynote speaker, have the opportunity to participate in scholarship raffles, and attend a college fair. Join us at Destination College 2021 and jumpstart your college planning experience!

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Questions? Call 1.888.747.2382, x119 or Email

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Speech Contest

Are you graduating from high school in 2021? If so, we encourage you to submit a three to five (3 to 5) minute speech for our DC Speech Contest. By submitting this short narrative about your path to college and navigating the college admissions process, you can win a $1,000 scholarship and have the opportunity to be a part of the event's opening ceremonies. Sit with our President and CEO Christiana Thornton and other dignitaries! Our contest has closed for 2021; applications were due Tuesday, February 09, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - Schedule of the Day

9:00 AM – 9:40 AM Opening Session
9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Session I (Click for Session Descriptions)
10:35 AM – 10:40 AM Speech Contest Winner Presentation
10:45 AM – 11:30 AM Session II (Click for Session Descriptions)
11:35 AM – 11:45 AM PSU President’s Address
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM College Fair

DC College Fair

Admission Representatives: Click here for details about participating in the 2021 College Fair. Please call 888.747.2382 x332 with questions.

Please check back later for College Fair updates.

Workshop Sessions

Sessions (I, II)

S: Especially for Students

P: Especially for Parents

SP: Student/Parents

Admissions Perspective (SP) [Session: I, II]
Everything you've always wanted to know about college admissions...but were afraid to ask! Gain insight and advice about selecting a college, the application process, and finding the right fit from an expert panel of college admissions professionals. Bring your questions!

Financial Aid 101 (SP) [Session: I, II]
Some of the best things in life are free, unfortunately college isn't one of them! Join a college financial aid expert as she discusses the basics of financial aid and how this aid can help families to manage college costs.

Paths to Choosing a Major (SP) [Session: I, II]
Learn how to explore career options and enhance your personal experiences through internships, part-time jobs, community involvement, co-ops, enrichment programs, and more. This workshop will get you started on the right path for your future career.

The College-Bound Student-Athlete (SP) [Session: I, II]
Join college athletes, current college coaches, high school athletic directors, and a college compliance officer to learn about recruitment strategies and eligibility requirements for NCAA division-level sports.

Two Year Degrees & Community College Options (SP) [Session: I, II]
Learn about the two-year advantage! Representatives from New Hampshire community colleges and two-year degree programs offer information and advice about special degree programs, financial considerations, and the many advantages of earning an associate degree.

It's a Digital World (SP) [Session: I, II]
Learn about online tools available to aid you in the college selection, application, and financial aid processes. Learn the best methods (and some helpful tips) for using social media to your advantage in your college search and how public information on your social media profiles can impact your life for many years to come.

Accessing College Accommodations (SP) [Session: I, II]
In this workshop, college accessibility services professionals discuss ways in which students with documented disabilities are supported through the process of requesting and obtaining reasonable accommodations for their college academic, housing, and dining needs.

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