College Fairs

College Fairs are a great way to ‘see’ several colleges in one place. Each fair hosts several colleges at once. Students can walk from booth to booth and speak to admissions reps from all over the country. We recommend students come dressed appropriately with their college resumes in hand. Students, be sure to ask for a business card from each school representative you meet. Afterwards, send a personal thank you note thanking them for their time. If the college ends up being one of your top choices, a thank you note will go a long way in demonstrating your interest in the school.

Go with a list of must see schools and hit those first so you don’t run out of time. Be sure to come with a list of questions to ask the representative. Here are a few questions to get you started. For a complete list, call us at 630-907-9830.
What percentage of students transfer after their freshman year?
What percentage of students graduate in four years?
Do they offer the major you want?
How many students live on campus?
What are your registration deadlines?
What percentage of applicants are accepted?
Chicago National College Fair
Over 400 Colleges and Universities in One Place
Saturday, September 29
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Navy Pier
Festival Hall A
To register,
Christian College Fair
Tuesday, October 9th
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Calvary Church
9 S. 200 State Route 59
Naperville, IL 60564
To Register,
Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Sunday, October 14th
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
ChiArts, Chicago High School of the Arts