How to make the most of a College Fair
Before the COLLEGE FAIR:
J Make cards or labels to give to college representatives with the following information on them:
o Name (no nick names), address, email address, date of birth, phone number (optional), current school and WHS CEEB code 050972, year of graduation, possible major, ethnic background (optional).
DO NOT include Social Security number
J Prepare questions: Here are some possibilities:
o What kind of students fit here best?
o What kind of students are you looking for?
o What are some features of a program I am interested in?
o On average, how many years will it take to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree?
o What do graduates most remember about your college?
At the COLLEGE FAIR:
J Collect brochures
J Sign up on mailing or email lists
J TALK to the college representatives-they want to interact with you! And they will be reading your college application, so make a good impression!
J Consider lots of colleges, don't let cost limit you and don't get your heart set on one college!
J If a line is long for one college, come back later; the lines will die down
After the COLLEGE FAIR:
J Complete post cards and send them to colleges you are interested in
J Read brochures and show them to your parents
J Any brochures you dont want, take in to the Career Center for other students to use
J Explore college websites! You'll find a wealth of information. www.californiacolleges.edu will give you information about every college in California with links to each plus matching colleges to your interests.
J Visit college campuses and take a tour. College students lead the tours and they are very truthful about what the college is like.
J Email your questions to the admissions offices of perspective colleges
Take the time to find the college that is right for you!