Attending your local college fair is a great way for students and parents to dip their toes into the waters of college exploration. It’s crazy loud, crazy crowded and a little intimidating, but it often yields great results.
College fairs are information-gathering bonanzas. I often suggest that families with freshmen and sophomores go; it makes a student’s next step more of a reality. For students who haven’t really figured out that high school grades count a lot, having a brief conversation with an admissions representative from the college of their dreams does wonders.
The reality that college is just a few short years away sinks in and formerly lackadaisical students “get it,” turning themselves into more dedicated students because they now have a goal in sight.
Before you go
At the fair