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WASHINGTON D.C. NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR 

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Event Name: Washington D.C. National College Fair
Date: 10/23/2016 - 10/28/2015
Time: 1 PM - 3:30 PM
Contact Information:
National Association of College Admission Counseling
1050 North Highland Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone:703-836-2222

The 2016 Washington D.C. National College Fair will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Description:

Representatives from approximately 250 two- and four-year colleges, nursing schools, business schools and trade schools will participate in the Greater Washington, DC National College Fair to be held on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

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.

Washington D.C. College Conference Manual


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This year’s College Fair is sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). The Fair 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, visit www.gotomyncf.com 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.

The Washington DC National College Fair is free to high-school students, parents and anyone else interested in higher education. Students can meet one-on-one with admissions counselors at their booths to discuss entrance requirements, campus life, application deadlines and majors. Representatives will have brochures, catalogs and other literature to describe their institutions.

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?"

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) 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 www.nacacnet.org.


Washington D.C. College Fair Location:


Washington Convention Center
Hall C
801 Mount Vernon Pl., NW
Washington, DC 20001
202/249-3000


Washington D.C. College Fair Hours:


Sunday, October 23
1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.



Questions to ask at the college fair
Hints for college interviews


2016 Washington D.C. College Fair Participating Colleges and Universities:


Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Wales
Alvernia University, Reading, PA
American University, Washington, DC
Anderson University, Anderson, SC
Arcadia University, Glenside, PA
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Bath Spa University, Bath, England
Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Bethany College, Bethany, WV
Birmingham City University, Birmingham, England
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
Cairn University, Langhorne, PA
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Capitol Technology University, Laurel, MD
Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
Centenary University, Hackettstown, NJ
Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
Champlain College, Burlington, VT
Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA
Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA
The Citadel Military College, Charleston, SC
City College of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL
Columbia College - Hollywood, Tarzana, CA
Concord University, Athens, WV
Delaware State University, Dover, DE
DeSales University, Center Valley, PA
DigiPen Institute of Technology, Redmond, WA
Dillard University, New Orleans, LA
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
Eastern University, Saint Davids, PA
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC
Fisk University, Nashville, TN
Florida International University, Miami, FL
Florida Memorial University, Miami, FL
Franklin College, Franklin, IN
Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
Gannon University, Erie, PA
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
George Washington University, Washington, DC
Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ
Goldey-Beacom College, Wilmington, DE
Goldsmiths University of London , London, England
Goucher College, Baltimore, MD
Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Harrisburg, PA
Hood College, Frederick, MD
Horry Georgetown Technical College, Conway, SC
Hult International Business School, London, England
IE University, Segovia, Spain
Iona College, New Rochelle, NY
Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), New York, NY
Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI
Keele University, Keele, England
Keiser University, West Palm Beach, FL
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
King's College, Wilkes-Barre, PA
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA
La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
Lander University, Greenwood, SC
Lasell College, Newton, MA
Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY
LIM College, New York, NY
Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO
Lincoln University, Lincoln University, PA
LIU - Post & Brooklyn Campuses, Brookville & Brooklyn, NY
Longwood University, Farmville, VA
Loughborough University, Loughborough, England
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Old Lyme, CT
Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY
Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY
Marshall University, Huntington, WV
Marymount University, Arlington, VA
Marywood University, Scranton, PA
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
MCPHS University, Boston, MA
Medaille College, Buffalo, NY
Messiah College, Grantham, PA
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Mitchell College, New London, CT
Montana Tech, Butte, MT
Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, NJ
Montgomery College, Rockville, MD
Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA
Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA
Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
Mount Saint Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, MD
New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ
Newbury College, Brookline, MA
North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC
North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC
North Carolina Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC
Northern Virginia Community College , Springfield, VA
Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Ohio University, Athens, OH
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
Omega Recording Studios' School of Applied Recording Arts and Sciences, Rockville, MD
Pace University, Pleasantville & New York, NY
Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
Penn State University, University Park, PA
Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Radford University, Radford, VA
Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
Regis College, Weston, MA
The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
St. George's University, True Blue, Grenada
St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD
Saint Peter's University, Jersey City, NJ
Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA
Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC
Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD
Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA
Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD
Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
Spelman College, Atlanta, GA
SUNY - University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
SUNY - Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY
SUNY - Cortland, Cortland, NY
SUNY - Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY
SUNY - Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
Stevenson University, Stevenson, MD
Suffolk University, Boston, MA
Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
Temple University - Japan Campus, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Texas State University - San Marcos, San Marcos, TX
Thiel College, Greenville, PA
Towson University, Towson, MD
Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
United States Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT
United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY
United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
University of Advancing Technology, Tempe, AZ
The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
University of California - Riverside, Riverside, CA
University of California, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Baltimore, MD
University of Maryland Eastern Shore , Princess Anne, MD
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA
University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
University of Mount Olive, Mount Olive, NC
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, Bradford, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Greensburg, PA
University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA
University of the Sciences, Philadelphia, PA
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI
University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Vaughn College of Aeronautics & Technology, Flushing, NY
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Virginia International University, Fairfax, VA
Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA
Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Warner University, Lake Wales , FL
Washington College, Chestertown, MD
Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO
Wesley College, Dover, DE
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, West Chester, PA
West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Montgomery, WV
West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon, WV
Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Wilson College, Chambersburg, PA
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA


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