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Hints for Attending University Fairs.


  1. Do your homework. Look through the list of colleges and universities that will be represented at the college fair, and do a bit of research about the schools that interest you the most. Find out the location, the size of the university and which majors it offers. This will save time if a school doesn’t offer the major that you’re considering or is located farther away from home than you’d like. Decide which universities you want to visit.
  2. Have your contact information ready. Just as you will be asking for information from different schools, they will be asking for your contact information. Make things easier on yourself by printing out labels that contain your name and address, phone number, email address, school name and graduation year, and your potential major.
  3. Ask Questions. Have a list of questions you want to ask the representative. Make a copy for each of the universities you are interested in. Note down the answers. This will be very useful later. You’ll want to remember things that different admissions officers tell you, Ask the representatives about admissions deadlines, financial aid deadlines, scholarship opportunities, or anything else that you weren’t able to find on the school’s website.
  4. Review  and follow up. Gather all of the brochures and booklets you received at the college fair, and go through them with your parents. Review what you learned and discuss what you liked (or didn’t like) about the various schools. Don’t wait too long to do this, or you’ll start to forget things! Follow up with schools you were interested in. A few days after the college fair, send a follow-up email to the college representatives from the schools that you liked and let them know you were glad to speak with them. This will provide you with the opportunity for further correspondence.
  5. Create a “professional” email address. Create an email address that you can use for all of your college-related correspondence. This will keep all of your college search emails separate and organized. If possible, it’s best to create an email address that consists of your first name and last name. [email protected] sounds a lot more professional than [email protected]


Edited from Attending College Fairs this Spring? 10 Helpful Hints – Blog


Nelum Senadira

Student Adviser

US-SL Fulbright Commission

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