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Should I attend a college fair?

Hello! I'm a high school junior and I'm considering attending a college fair in my area. Is it worth going? What can I expect and what should I ask the college representatives? I'd appreciate any advice you can give! Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi there! Attending a college fair can be a great opportunity for you to get more information about various colleges and what they have to offer. It's definitely worth going, especially if you're in the early stages of your college search.

At a college fair, you can expect to see representatives from many colleges and universities, each with their own booths or tables where they'll provide brochures, flyers, and other information about their schools. In addition, you'll have the chance to speak with these representatives and ask any questions you may have. To take full advantage of this opportunity, try to ask questions about more subjective elements of the experience at their school, rather than factual questions about class size or available majors that you could answer for yourself on their website. Some questions you might consider asking include:

1. What are some of the things students usually say when people ask them what their favorite part of attending your school is?

2. What are some of the most popular traditions on campus?

3. If you had to describe your school's campus culture in three words, which ones would you pick?

4. Which attributes do you most value in your applicants?

You should also free to ask more detailed questions about particular departments, clubs, study abroad opportunities, etc. that you have already researched on their website.

Remember to bring a notepad and pen to take notes, as well as a bag to collect any materials you receive. You'll be presented with a lot of information, and you want to make sure you keep it all organized. Good luck and enjoy the fair!

9 months ago

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