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HARTFORD NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR 

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Event Name: Hartford National College Fair
Date: 3/28/2018 - 3/29/2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Contact Information:
National Association for College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone:703-836-2222

The 2018 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 Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29 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 Fair Guide - Spring 2018


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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:


Wednesday, March 28, 2018
9:00 a.m. “ 11:30 a.m.
6:30 p.m. “ 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
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.

2018 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
University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA
University of California - San Diego, La Jolla, CA
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

CONNECTICUT
Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT
Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT
Capital Community College, Hartford, 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
Middlesex Community College, Middletown, CT
Post University, Waterbury, CT
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, 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

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
American University, Washington, DC

FLORIDA
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
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
Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL
Lynn University , Boca Raton, FL
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, FL
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
University of Miami, Coral Gables, 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
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

LOUISIANA
Loyola University - New Orleans, New Orleans, LA

MAINE
Husson University, Bangor, ME
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME
Thomas College, Waterville, ME
Unity College, Unity, ME
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of Maine at Farmington, Farmington, ME
University of Maine at Machias, Machias, ME
University of New England, Biddeford, ME
University of Southern Maine, Gorham, ME

MARYLAND
St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, 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
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
Regis College, Weston, MA
Simmons College, Boston, MA
Springfield 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
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

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

MISSOURI
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH
Keene State College, Keene, NH
New England College, Henniker, NH
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Rivier University, Nashua, 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
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
Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ

NEW YORK
Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, New York, NY
Baruch College (CUNY), New York, NY
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY
College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Concordia College, Bronxville, 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
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
Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY
Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, NY
Nazareth College, Rochester, NY
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury & New York, NY
Niagara University, Niagara University, 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
St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, 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 Maritime College, Throggs Neck, NY
SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
SUNY Oswego, Oswego, 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

NORTH CAROLINA
Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
Elon University, Elon, NC
High Point University, High Point, NC
University of North Carolina - Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

OHIO
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH

PENNSYLVANIA
Alvernia University, Reading, PA
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Juniata College, Huntington, PA
King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA
Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA
Millersville University, Millersville, 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
Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
Valley Forge Military Academy & College, Wayne, PA
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Widener University, Chester, 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
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
College of Charleston, Charleston, 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
Northern Vermont University, Johnson & 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
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Radford University, Radford, VA
Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

WISCONSIN
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

INTERNATIONAL & MILITARY
Inter American University of Puerto Rico, R-o Piedras, Puerto Rico
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China
Goldsmiths University of London , London, England
Richmond, The American International University in London, London, England
SEG Swiss Education Group, , Switzerland
Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, England
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
University of Roehampton, London, England
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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