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Event Name: Syracuse National College Fair
Date: 3/15/2018
Time: 9:00 AM
Contact Information:
National Association for College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201

The 2018 Syracuse National College Fair will be held at the SRC Arena - Onondaga Community College

Representatives from more than 200 two-year and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Syracuse National College Fair to be held on Thursday, March 15th at the SRC Arena on Onondaga Community College's campus.

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 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 to register, but be aware that lines may be long at the registration tables.

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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 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 to register, but be aware that lines may be long at the registration tables.

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:

SRC Arena - Onondaga Community College
4585 West Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215-4585

Fair Hours:

Thursday, March 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 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.


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 Syracuse National College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities

The University of Alabama

Alaska Pacific University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
University of Advancing Technology
The University of Arizona

Quinnipiac University
Sacred Heart University
University of Bridgeport
University of Connecticut
University of New Haven

Wesley College

American University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Florida Institute of Technology
Florida State University
Full Sail University
Jacksonville University
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Palm Beach Atlantic University
The University of Tampa

Savannah College of Art & Design

Purdue University

Husson University
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
Unity College
University of Maine
University of New England

Loyola University Maryland

Emmanuel College
Lasell College
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
MCPHS University
Merrimack College
Mount Ida College
Newbury College
Regis College
Simmons College
Springfield College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Lawrence Technological University

Colby-Sawyer College
Franklin Pierce University
University of New Hampshire

Monmouth University
New Jersey Institute of Technology
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Seton Hall University

Adelphi University
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Alfred University
Bryant & Stratton College
Canisius College
Cazenovia College
The Clarkson School - Early Admission Program of Clarkson University
Clarkson University
Colgate University
College of Saint Rose
D’Youville College
Daemen College
Elmira College
Hartwick College
Hilbert College
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Hofstra University
Houghton College
Ithaca College
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)
Keuka College
Le Moyne College
LIU Post
Manhattan College
Manhattanville College
Medaille College
Mercy College
Mount Saint Mary College
Nazareth College
Niagara University
Pace University
Paul Smith's College
Pomeroy College of Nursing at Crouse Hospital
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Roberts Wesleyan College
Rochester Institute of Technology
The Sage Colleges
St. Bonaventure University
St. Francis College
Saint John Fisher College
St. John’s University
St. Joseph’s College of Nursing
Saint Lawrence University
Siena College
SUNY - University at Albany
SUNY Adirondack
SUNY - Alfred State College
SUNY Brockport
SUNY - Buffalo State College
SUNY - Canton
SUNY - Cayuga Community College
SUNY - Cortland
SUNY - Delhi
SUNY - College of Environmental Science & Forestry
SUNY - Fashion Institute of Technology
SUNY - Finger Lakes Community College
SUNY - Fredonia
SUNY Geneseo
SUNY - Herkimer College
SUNY - Jamestown Community College
SUNY - Jefferson Community College
SUNY - Mohawk Valley Community College
SUNY - Monroe Community College
SUNY - Morrisville State College
SUNY New Paltz
SUNY - Niagara County Community College
SUNY Oneonta
SUNY - Onondaga Community College
SUNY Oswego
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Polytechnic Institute
SUNY Potsdam
SUNY - Tompkins Cortland Community College
SUNY - Upstate Medical University
Syracuse University
University of Rochester
Utica College
Wagner College
Wells College

Campbell University
Lees-McRae College
Pfeiffer University

Cleveland Institute of Art
Ohio Northern University
Ohio University

DeSales University
Duquesne University
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
Elizabethtown College
Gettysburg College
King's College
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Lycoming College
Mansfield University
Marywood University
Mercyhurst University
Millersville University
Misericordia University
Moravian College
Pennsylvania College of Technology
Penn State University
Point Park University
Rosedale Technical College
Thiel College
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
University of the Sciences
University of Scranton
Villanova University

Providence College
Roger Williams University
University of Rhode Island

Clemson University

Castleton University
Johnson State College
Lyndon State College
Norwich University
Saint Michael's College
University of Vermont
Vermont Tech

Sweet Briar College

Brock University, Canada
John Cabot University, Italy
Lausanne Hotel School (École hôtelière de Lausanne), Switzerland
Richmond, The American International University in London, England
University of Guelph, Canada
University of Kent, England
University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
New York Army National Guard
United States Army

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