RMACAC Utah College Fair

rmacac utahThe RMACAC Utah College Fair is just around the corner.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet with colleges from all over the United States, and even a few international schools like The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland!  There will also be representatives from the following Utah colleges and universities:  The Art Institute, SLCC, Snow College, SUU, U of U, UVU, Weber State, and Westminster College. Come early for the Pre-College Fair Workshops from 11:30 to 12:30:

  • Art Schools and Programs, Portfolios, etc.
  • College Application Essays, Personal Statements
  • College Athletics Beyond the “Big Time”
  • Engineering Programs in Different Forms, Places
  • International College and University Options
  • Financial Aid Workshop presented by Westminster College at 1:30, and again at 2:30

A college fair is a great opportunity to get more information about colleges that interest you.  But getting the most from a college fair takes a little planning ahead.  Here are some tips from high school and college counselors:
(These tips will also be great to use at the THS College Fair on October 30th!

  1. Do your homework.  Decide which college booths you want to visit most, and research them beforehand.
  2. Have Fun!  After you visit the colleges on your list, go back and explore the other colleges there.
  3. Ask questions!  Some things that would be good to know:   recent admissions trends, personal or alumni interviews, application deadlines, on-campus events, pre-professional programs, need-based financial aid, merit scholarships, new or recent campus construction, current issues, town relationships, athletics, etc.
  4. Don’t just collect literature.  Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with college representatives face-to-face, and engage them in conversation as time and space permit.
  5. Bring your parents.
  6. Take notes.  After you have stopped at half a dozen tables, the colleges will begin to blur in your mind.
  7. Make a good impression.  Remember that the representatives you meet could be the same people who will see your application in a few months.
  8. Be open-minded.  Explore colleges that you haven’t heard of, and areas of the U.S. that you don’t know much about.

If you register beforehand  at gotocollegefairs.com, many college representatives will have a scanner to “capture” your personal information.  This makes it easier for them to follow-up with you after the fair.

RMACAC UTAH COLLEGE FAIR
website:  http://www.rmacac.org/index.php/page/utahcollegefair
-Saturday, October 26, 2013
-1:00-3:30 pm
-Juan Diego Catholic HS
11800 So. 300 E. Draper, UT
-FREE event open to the public

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