You may be wondering, “Is attending a college fair really worth the time? I have so much other stuff I need to do.” Here are four great reasons that college fairs are beneficial:
- College fairs are a great way to learn a little bit about several different colleges in a short amount of time.
- College fairs generally last two hours. It's not enough time to determine if they are the right school for you, but long enough to get a feel as to whether or not you want to explore the school further.
- Admission counselors travel by territory. They want to know the students who are applying to their college from their local high schools. Shake their hand and ask a question. It's uncanny how they are able to remember students they met at college fair months down the road. But they do.
- And lastly, you are adding to your demonstrated interest in their college. They note interactions with students whether on campus, at a college fair, or at a high school. Every interaction adds up. For more tips and some questions to ask a college admissions counselor at a college fair, click here. For a list of upcoming college fairs, click here.