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HARTFORD NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR 

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Event Name: Hartford National College Fair
Date: 4/6/2017 - 4/7/2017
Time: 9:00 AM
Contact Information:
National Association for College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone:703-836-2222

The 2017 Hartford National College Fair will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center
Description:

Representatives from more than 300 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Hartford National College Fair which will be held on Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.

Officers and enlisted personnel from the various branches of the military services will also be on hand to discuss the military's enlistment and education programs such as R.O.T.C., the military academies and the GI Bill.

The College Fair, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), is a timesaving opportunity for students and parents to gather a lot of information in one day. College admissions representatives will be on hand to answer key questions ranging from acceptance policies to student-faculty ratio.

In addition to asking questions, students and parents will be able to set up college interviews, pick up literature and learn about the various financial aid programs available.

Review the list of participating colleges and make a list of the booths you’d like to visit. To make the best use of your time at the Fair you can visit www.gotomyncf.com to register for a personal bar code. When you visit the college booths, the reps will scan your bar code, automatically accessing your information. This will leave you more time to engage in one-on-one conversation. You can also use the computers provided at the convention site, but be aware that lines may be long at the registration tables.

Hartford College Conference Manual - Spring 2017


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Deciding what to do after high school is one of the most important decisions that a high-school senior will make. At the National Fair there will be representatives from colleges, universities and technical schools from all over the United States to assist you in making this decision. Going through your mind should be such questions as: "What am I looking for in a college education?"; "What are my career goals?"; and "What do I need to do to achieve those goals?"

Event Location:


Connecticut Convention Center
Exhibit Hall B
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103
860/249-6000


Fair Hours:


Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:00 a.m. “ 11:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. “ 8:30 p.m.
Friday, April 7, 2017
9:00 a.m. “ 11:30 a.m.

For those students who wish to enroll in a college or university, questions involving majors, size of school, costs, and types of extracurricular activities and social life need to be asked and answered.

Students and parents should read as much as possible about the colleges and universities in which they are interested before attending a program like this. If possible, you should get a viewbook or catalog on these institutions ahead of time, or visit the school's Web site and familiarize yourself with the facts that interest you. College representatives are always more eager to discuss their institution with students who seem genuinely interested, and who are somewhat knowledgeable about the school.

Visit first the tables of the colleges in which you are primarily interested. If possible select at least six colleges or schools in which you are definitely interested before coming to the College Fair. Plan on visiting with these representatives first. If there is much of a line before a particular school, go to another table and return at a later time. The representatives will be there throughout the times posted for the Fair and you might find that visiting with them when they are not busy will be better for you because they will be able to answer your questions more fully.

A college fair is a good time to expand your knowledge about colleges and/or careers, in general. The representatives of the various institutions come from a variety of experiences and backgrounds, and they will be very pleased to answer any questions you have. You may even find that there will be other institutions at the program that may better serve your needs than the ones you were originally considering. Therefore, take advantage of the opportunity to investigate other institutions.

If you think you cannot afford a college education, or afford the college of your choice, you could be very pleasantly surprised. Too many families are automatically limiting their college selection, or whether to even attend college, simply by looking at tuition and room and board costs. Very few families can afford the cost of higher education without the availability of some type of financial assistance. Contrary to some public opinion, there are many opportunities to get financial assistance, even for upper-middle-income families. College selection should not be limited to those schools a family may mistakenly think they can afford.

This College Fair is not meant to be the last step in your search for the college or university that will give you all that you want and need in an education. It is most often considered to be one of the first steps in your search process. After you accumulate the information you receive at the program, you should sit down, read, and digest the many pamphlets you have received. After that, narrow your choices to five or six institutions in which you are interested and visit them. Spend as much time on these campuses as you can. Have an interview in the admissions office; talk to students, faculty and alumni as much as possible; and if possible, arrange a campus tour, sit in on classes, and spend a weekend.

Choosing a college should not be a haphazard process. Some decisions on college selection are made for very odd reasons. They should not be. Remember, the college in which you decide to enroll should, and will, have a profound impact on the rest of your life.

Parents are encouraged to bring younger students - middle and junior high-school students - to the College Fair to begin early planning. A counseling center will be available to answer questions and to assist in the planning process.

About NACAC

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), founded in 1937, is an organization of more than 15,000 professionals from around the world dedicated to serving students as they make choices about pursuing postsecondary education.

NACAC is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP).

A member-directed organization, NACAC is governed by its voting members; an Assembly of delegates elected by voting members in NACAC's state and regional affiliates and by an elected Board of Directors.

The Board of Directors sets the strategic direction for NACAC. Additionally, 10 standing committees, ad hoc committees, and an Affiliate Presidents Council lend their expertise and experience to the issues, programs and governance that keep the association vibrant in its service to members, the profession, and students.

NACAC's award-winning publications and other media resources, professional development programs and practical research efforts have all been designed to give counseling and admission professionals the tools they need to improve the counseling services they provide to students.

2017 Hartford National College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities:


ALABAMA
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

ARIZONA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

CALIFORNIA
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, Los Angeles, CA
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
Hussian College - Relativity School, Los Angeles, CA
New York Film Academy, Los Angeles, CA
Thomas Aquinas College, Santa Paula, CA
University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA
University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA
University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

COLORADO
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO

CONNECTICUT
Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT
Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT
Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT
Goodwin College, East Hartford, CT
Holy Apostles College and Seminary, Cromwell, CT
International Institute of Cosmetology, Wethersfield & Plainville, CT
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT
Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

DELAWARE
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Wesley College, Dover, DE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
American University, Washington, DC

FLORIDA
Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
Lynn University , Boca Raton, FL
New York Film Academy, Miami Beach, FL
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

GEORGIA
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA

ILLINOIS
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL

INDIANA
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

LOUISIANA
Loyola University - New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

MAINE
Central Maine Community College, Auburn, ME
Husson University, Bangor, ME
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME
Unity College, Unity, ME
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME
University of New England, Biddeford, ME
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

MARYLAND
Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD
Washington College, Chestertown, MD

MASSACHUSETTS
American International College, Springfield, MA
Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA
Assumption College, Worcester, MA
Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA
Bay State College, Boston, MA
Becker College, Worcester & Leicester, MA
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA
Curry College, Milton, MA
Dean College, Franklin, MA
Elms College, Chicopee, MA
Emerson College, Boston, MA
Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
Endicott College, Beverly, MA
Fisher College, Boston, MA
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA
Framingham State University, Framingham, MA
Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Lasell College, Newton, MA
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Cape Cod, MA
MCPHS University, Boston, MA
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA
Mount Ida College, Newton Centre, MA
New England School of Photography, Boston, MA
Newbury College, Brookline, MA
Nichols College, Dudley, MA
Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA
Regis College, Weston, MA
Salem State University, Salem, MA
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Springfield College, Springfield, MA
Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield, MA
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Suffolk University, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA
Western New England University, Springfield, MA
Westfield State University, Westfield, MA
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

MICHIGAN
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

MISSOURI
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
Keene State College, Keene, NH
New England College, Henniker, NH
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

NEW JERSEY
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Drew University, Madison, NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ
Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

NEW YORK
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, New York, NY
Baruch College (CUNY), New York, NY
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY
College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Concordia College, Bronxville, NY
Cooper Union, New York, NY
The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY
Elmira College, Elmira, NY
Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), New York, NY
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
LIM College, New York, NY
LIU Post, Brookville, NY
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY
Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
New York Film Academy, New York, NY
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury & New York, NY
Pace University, Pleasantville & New York, NY
Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
The Sage Colleges, Troy, NY
St. Francis College, Brooklyn Heights, NY
St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
Saint Thomas Aquinas College, Sparkill, NY
Siena College, Loudonville, NY
State University of New York System Administration (SUNY), Albany, NY
SUNY - University at Albany, Albany, NY
SUNY - Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY
SUNY - Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
SUNY - Alfred State College, Alfred, NY
SUNY - Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY
SUNY - Cortland, Cortland, NY
SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY
SUNY - Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
SUNY - Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY
SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, NY
SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
SUNY - Purchase College, Purchase, NY
SUNY - Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Utica College, Utica, NY
Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology, Flushing, NY
Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

NORTH CAROLINA
Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Elon University, Elon, NC
Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC
High Point University, High Point, NC

OHIO
Ohio University, Athens, OH
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

PENNSYLVANIA
Alvernia University, Reading, PA
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Juniata College, Huntington, PA
King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

RHODE ISLAND
Bryant University, Smithfield, RI
Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich & Warwick, RI
Providence College, Providence, RI
Rhode Island College, Providence, RI
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
Salve Regina University, Newport, RI
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

SOUTH CAROLINA
The Citadel Military College, Charleston, SC
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
University of South Carolina at Beaufort, Beaufort & Bluffton, SC

TEXAS
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

VERMONT
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Castleton University, Castleton, VT
Champlain College, Burlington, VT
Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT
Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT
Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
Vermont Tech, Randolph Center, VT

VIRGINIA
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

WASHINGTON
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA

INTERNATIONAL
Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales
Bishop’s University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Goldsmiths University of London , London, England
Les Roches Global Hospitality Education / Glion Institute of Higher Education, Switzerland, Jordan, Spain, China, United Kingdom, USA,
Swiss Education Group - Swiss Hotel Schools, Several locations in Switzerland,
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, England

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