Preparing for a College Fair

Contributor: Shannon Malkovsky. Lesson ID: 10326

Wouldn't it be nice if all the colleges would just come to you? They do at a College Fair! From how to dress to what to ask, this lesson will show you how to successfully navigate a College Fair!


Preparing for College

College and Career
learning style
personality style
Lion, Otter
Grade Level
High School (9-12)
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Dig Deeper

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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Imagine that you just attended your first college fair. You believe it went very well. You were well-prepared and organized. You talked to all the schools in which you were interested, you learned a lot about each school and you made a great impression.

  • What did you do before the fair, during the fair and after the fair to make it a great success?

Today, you will find out!

A college fair is an event where college admissions representatives come together at a school, community-gathering place, or large convention center to meet one-on-one with high school students (and parents) to talk about their respective colleges and answer questions.

Sometimes held during the day, but more frequently in the evening, reps are usually at tables or in booths where they provide handouts and brochures about the campus, academic programs, course offerings, activities, and sports.

Please read Hey Guys! Let's Go to a (College) Fair!, from Huffpost College.

When you walk into a college fair, it can be overwhelming especially, if you haven't prepared beforehand. Below are some tips to help you prepare and make the most of your college fair experience. But, before you read the article, take a few minutes to watch the CollegeMapper What To Do At The College Fair video below for some extra tips about college fairs:

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Continue on to the Got It? section to get prepared for the big fair!

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