Save the dates: large college fairs coming to California

CollegeFairMany large college fairs are coming to California in April and May. The fairs are sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and its regional affiliate, Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC). Both organizations are made up of professional who are “dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.”

College fairs are a great opportunity for students to learn about colleges. In addition to seeing a large group of colleges in one room, students also have the opportunity to make a connection with someone associated with the institution. Most individuals who represent an institution at a college fair have immense knowledge about the institution and can answer most questions.

The NACAC fairs are large and will have over 100 colleges represented. Before attending the fairs, students should get to know what colleges will attend so that they can plan their time at the fairs. In addition, students are advised to register before the fairs. By registering, students will be given a barcode they can present to colleges at the fair they attend to receive further information about the colleges. The following fairs are NACAC fairs:

Apr. 20, 2015
Ventura/Tri-County National College Fair
Ventura County Fairgrounds
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Apr. 22, 2015
Inland Empire National College Fair
Ontario Convention Center
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 pm. – 8:00 p.m.

Apr. 26, 2015
Orange County National College Fair
Anaheim Convention Center
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Apr. 28, 2015
San Diego National College Fair
San Diego Convention Center
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Apr. 30, 2015
Greater Los Angeles National College Fair
Pasadena Convention Center
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

May 2, 2015
San Francisco National College Fair
Cow Palace Arena
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The WACAC fairs will cover many areas in the San Francisco Bay Area. The fairs are smaller than the NACAC fairs, but will still have many great colleges in attendance. Just like the NACAC Fairs, students are encouraged to get to know what colleges will be attending the fair. Students are also encouraged to register before the fair. Some of the fair locations have dedicated websites, while others do not at this time. General information about the fairs can be found on the WACAC website.

May 3, 2015
Sacramento WACAC College Fair
Sacramento State University
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

May 4, 2015
San Joaquin/Stockton WACAC College Fair
University of the Pacific – Stockton
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

May 5, 2015
Central Valley WACAC College Fair
CSU Stanislaus – Turlock
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

May 5, 2015
Marin WACAC College Fair
Dominican University of California – San Rafael
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 6, 2015
North Bay WACAC College Fair
Sonoma State University – Rohnert Park
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 7, 2015
Santa Clara WACAC College Fair
Mission College
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

May 8, 2015
Alameda WACAC College Fair
CSU East Bay – Hayward
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

May 9, 2015
Contra Costa WACAC College Fair
Saint Mary’s College of California – Moraga
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The hours of the fairs are different, so please take note of the times at each location. Some high schools will have buses available to take students to the closest college fair. Therefore, students are encouraged to check with their schools to find if their schools are attending and who can attend.

The NACAC and WACAC fairs are a great opportunity for college bound students. Mark your calendar today to attend one of the large college fairs in California.

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2 Comments on “Save the dates: large college fairs coming to California

    • Hello. If you want to participate as a college at one of the college fairs, you’ll have to contact the coordinators directly. What I do is just post college fair opportunities for prospective students to attend.

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