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MONTGOMERY COUNTY COLLEGE FAIR 

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Event Name: Montgomery County College Fair
Date: 4/5/2017 - 4/6/2017
Time: 9:45 AM
Contact Information:
National Association for College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone:703-836-2222

The 2017 Montgomery County, MD National College Fair will be held at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center
Description:

Representatives from more than 300 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the 2017 Montgomery County National College Fair which will be held on Wednesday, April 5th and Thursday, April 6th at the Montgomery County Agricultural Center (Fairgrounds) in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

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.

Montgomery County 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:


The Montgomery County Agricultural Center
16 Chestnut Street
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301/926-3100


Fair Hours:


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 6, 2017
9:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.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 Montgomery County, MD National College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities



ALABAMA
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

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

CALIFORNIA
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
University of California - Irvine, Irvine, CA
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

COLORADO
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Denver, CO
University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO

CONNECTICUT
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT
Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT
University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT

DELAWARE
Delaware State University, Dover, DE
Goldey-Beacom College, Wilmington, DE
Wesley College, Dover, DE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
American University, Washington, DC
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
University of the District of Columbia, 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 International University, Miami, FL
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL
Lynn University , Boca Raton, FL
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL

GEORGIA
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
University of Georgia, Athens, GA

ILLINOIS
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, Urbana, IL

INDIANA
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Indiana University Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN

KANSAS
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

KENTUCKY
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

LOUISIANA
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

MAINE
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine, Standish, ME
University of Maine, Orono, ME
University of New England, Biddeford, ME

MARYLAND
Ana G. Mendez University System - Capital Area Capus, Weaton, MD
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
Capitol Technology University, Laurel, MD
Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD
Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD
McDaniel College, Westminster, MD
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD
Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD
Omega Recording Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences, Rockville, MD
St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD
Towson University, Towson, MD
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland Eastern Shore , Princess Anne, MD
University of Maryland - School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD
Washington College, Chestertown, MD

MASSACHUSETTS
Bard College at Simon's Rock, Great Barrington, MA
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
Emerson College, Boston, MA
Lasell College, Newton, MA
MCPHS University, Boston, MA
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Nichols College, Dudley, MA
Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA

MICHIGAN
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

MINNESOTA
McNally Smith College of Music, Saint Paul, MN
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

MISSOURI
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

NEW JERSEY
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ

NEW YORK
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
College of Mount Saint Vincent, Riverdale, NY
College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY
Elmira College, Elmira, 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
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
St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
St. John’s University, Jamaica, 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 - Cortland, Cortland, NY
SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, NY
SUNY - Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
SUNY Maritime College, Throggs Neck, NY
SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
SUNY Potsdam, Potsdam, NY
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

NORTH CAROLINA
Barton College, Wilson, NC
Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Elon University, Elon, NC
Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC
Guilford College, Greensboro, NC
High Point University, High Point, NC
Lees-McRae College, Banner Elks, NC
Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
St. Andrews University, Laurinburg, NC
University of North Carolina - Asheville, Asheville, NC
University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina - Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
University of North Carolina - Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Western Carolina University , Cullowhee, NC

OHIO
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Kent State University, Kent, OH
Marietta College, Marietta, OH
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
University of Akron, Akron, OH
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

PENNSYLVANIA
Albright College, Reading, PA
Alvernia University, Reading, PA
Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn, PA
Cairn University, Langhorne, PA
California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, PA
Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, PA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA
Eastern University, Saint Davids, PA
Gannon University, Erie, PA
Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Academy of Culinary Arts, Punxsutawney, 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
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
Neumann University, Aston, PA
Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, Lancaster, PA
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, Pittsburgh, PA
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Robert Morris University, Moon Township, PA
Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Seton Hill University, Greensburg, PA
Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA
Susquehanna University, Selingsgrove, PA
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA
University of Scranton, Scranton, PA
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA
Villanova University, Villanova, PA
Waynesburg University, Waynesburg, PA
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Widener University, Chester, PA
Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

RHODE ISLAND
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 Aiken, Aiken, SC
Wofford College, Spartanburg, SC

TENNESSEE
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

TEXAS
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX

VERMONT
Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT
Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT
University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

VIRGINIA
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA
Marymount University, Arlington, VA
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Radford University, Radford, VA
Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
Roanoke College, Salem, VA
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA

WASHINGTON
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA

WEST VIRGINIA
Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Concord University, Athens, WV
Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV
West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV
Wheeling Jesuit University, Wheeling, WV

WISCONSIN
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI

INTERNATIONAL
The American University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge & Chelmsford, England
Bath Spa University, Bath, England
Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada
John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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