The All-Important College Fair

College fairs can be a little intimidating if you dawdle in to just look around. With so many colleges and ten times more people running around to get their questions answered, here is a list of some questions that may be useful next time you’re speaking to a college representative:

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Questions to Ask at a College Fair

Applying

  1. How can I apply?
  2. What do you look for when admitting applicants?
  3. Do you take into consideration all four years of high school?
  4. What are the average SAT scores and GPA’s of your incoming class?
  5. What is your acceptance rate?

 Financial Aid

  1. What’s the cost of attendance?
  2. Does the school offer scholarships and grants?
  3. What financial aid forms do I need to fill out to be applicable for aid?
  4. What is the average financial aid package?
  5. Do you offer work-study programs?

Academic

  1. How large are the class sizes?
  2. What are the most popular degree programs/majors?
  3. Do most students graduate in 4 years?
  4. Can I study abroad?
  5. What are some of the most popular classes to take on campus?

 Social

  1. Is Greek Life big at your school?
  2. Where do you live throughout your four years?
  3. What are the most popular activities/clubs to be a part of?
  4. What is the campus setting? Rural, suburban, or urban?
  5. What’s something unique about the school?

The important thing at college fairs is to walk in with a purpose. Meet a college representative from a school you want to apply to and keep in touch with them so you can get additional questions answered. This might be your first direct encounter with a school you’re planning on applying to, so make it count.

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