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Event Name: South Florida National College Fair
Date: 10/16/2016
Time: 1 PM - 4 PM
Contact Information:
National Association of College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201

The 2016 Ft. Lauderdale National College Fair will be held at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center

Representatives from more than 200 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the South Florida National College Fair which will be held on Sunday, October 16th at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.

Ft. Lauderdale College Conference Manual

(View the 2016 Digital Edition to learn more)

Officers and enlisted personnel from the various branches of the mil-itary 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 on pages 4 through 5 and make a list of the booths you'd like to visit. To make the best use of your time at the Fair, visit to register for a personal bar code, or use your smartphone to scan the QR code on page 3. 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.

Read through this issue of College Conference Manual. There are many articles, charts, useful hints and items of information which will be helpful to you. The more prepared you are for the College Fair, the more you’ll get out of it.

Deciding what to do after high school is one of the most important decisions that a high-school student will make. At the National College Fair, there will be representatives from colleges, universities and technical schools from all over the United States to assist you in making this decision. Their information can help you answer such questions as: "What kind of job do I want to do?"; "Do I want a career?"; and if so, "What do I need to do to get there?"

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, review a viewbook, catalog or check the Web site on these institutions ahead of time to become familiar with the facts. College representatives are always more eager to discuss their institution with students who seem genuinely interested, and who are somewhat knowledgeable about the school. Prepare the information cards found in this publication including your name, address, phone number, name of high school, and possible college major. Give the cards to the college representatives rather than spending time that night filling out their inquiry cards.

Select at least three or four colleges or schools you have a definite interest in before coming to the college fair and visit these booths first. If those particular booths are crowded return at a later time. You might find that visiting with them when they are not busy will be better for you. They will have more time to answer your questions.

A college fair is a good time to expand your knowledge about colleges and/or careers in general. The representatives of the various institutions have a variety of experiences and backgrounds. You may find that there will be other institutions at the program that 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. When reviewing college costs, too many families are automatically limiting their college selection or even assuming attendance is unaffordable. Very few families can afford to write checks for these costs without the availability of some type of financial assistance. Contrary to some public opinion, there are many opportunities to get financial assistance. College selection should not be limited to only the schools a family may mistakenly think they can afford.

Those visiting the Fair in the evening should be sure to attend the financial-aid and scholarship information sessions.

This College Fair is not meant to be the last step in your search for the post-secondary institution that will meet all your educational needs. It is one of the first steps in your search process. After you have read through all the material you received at the Fair, try to narrow your choices to five or six institutions in which you are interested. Plan campus visits. During your visit, schedule an interview in the admissions office, talk to students, faculty and alumni, arrange a campus tour, and sit in on classes. An extended visit, such as a Friday through Sunday, is advisable. Choosing a college should not be a haphazard process, just as choosing a career should not be. Remember, the institution you decide to attend will have a profound impact on the rest of your life.

The special information sessions provided at the Fort Lauderdale National College Fair will prove helpful in not only making a good college selection, but in being confident and happy in that decision.

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is sponsor of this and other college fairs throughout the country. Based in Arlington, Va., it serves high-school guidance counselors and college admissions officers who assist students with the transition to higher education. Its more than 9,000 members are colleges and universities, high schools, associations and organizations, and individuals whose institutions belong to NACAC.

NACAC establishes and promotes high ethical standards for the counseling professions, answers questions on financial aid, students' rights in the admissions process, ethics and legal decisions affecting admissions and sponsors research pertinent to the counseling profession. Visit NACAC's Web site at

Ft. Lauderdale College Fair Location:

Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center
Hall D
1950 Eisenhower Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Ft. Lauderdale College Fair Hours:

Sunday, October 16, 2016
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Questions to ask at the college fair
Hints for college interviews

Fall 2016 Ft. Lauderdale National College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities:

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY
Albion College, Albion, MI
American University, Washington, DC
Ana G. Mendez University System - South Florida Campus, Miramar, FL
Armstrong State University, Savannah, GA
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Belmont Abbey College, Belmont, NC
Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC
Carlos Albizu University, Miami, FL
Charleston Southern University, North Charleston, SC
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
The Citadel Military College, Charleston, SC
Clemson University, Clemson, SC
Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Colorado Christian University, Lakewood, CO
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ
Emerson College, Boston, MA
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
Florida International University, Miami, FL
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, FL
Florida SouthWestern State College, Fort Myers, FL
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
George Brown College, Toronto, Canada
Georgia Southwestern State University, Americus, GA
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Hult International Business School, London, England
IE University, Segovia, Spain
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
John Cabot University, Rome, Italy
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), New York, NY
Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL
Keiser University - Latin American Campus, San Marcos, Carazo, Nicaragua
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
Kettering University, Flint, MI
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Erie & Greensburg, PA
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), Bradenton, FL
Lausanne Hotel School (Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne), Lausanne, Switzerland
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Les Roches Hotel and Hospitality Management Schools , Switzerland, Spain, China, USA,
LIM College, New York, NY
Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO
LIU - Post & Brooklyn Campuses, Brookville & Brooklyn, NY
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
Lynn University , Boca Raton, FL
Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Cape Cod, MA
MCPHS University, Boston, MA
Mercer University, Macon, GA
Merrimack College, North Andover, MA
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Millennia Atlantic University, Doral , FL
Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury & New York, NY
North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
Norwich University, Northfield, VT
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Pace University, Pleasantville & New York, NY
Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Pfeiffer University, Misenheimer, NC
Piedmont International University, Winston-Salem, NC
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Queens University of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
Radford University, Radford, VA
Regis College, Weston, MA
Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA
Richmond, The American International University in London, London, England
Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ
St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, IN
Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ
St. Thomas University, Miami, FL
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
Simmons College, Boston, MA
SKEMA Business School , USA, France, China and Brazil,
Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL
Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
SUNY - University at Albany, Albany, NY
SUNY - Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, 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 - Purchase College, Purchase, NY
Stetson University, Deland, FL
Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD
Stonehill College, Easton, MA
Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Texas A&M University - Galveston, Galveston, TX
Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Towson University, Towson, MD
United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT
University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
The University of Arizona - SALT Center, Tucson, AZ
University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA
University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
University of Dayton, Dayton, OH
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, England
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
University of North Carolina - Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston Salem, NC
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
University of Roehampton, London, England
University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
University of South Florida - St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, FL
The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Warner University, Lake Wales , FL
Wentworth Military Academy & College, Lexington, MO
West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV
Western Carolina University , Cullowhee, NC
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Wheaton College, Norton, MA
Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
WyoTech - Daytona Campus, Ormond Beach, FL
Young Harris College, Young Harris, GA

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