(Washington, DC) – The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), AXA Achievement, National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC), The College Board, and School Guide Publications are partnering to host the National College Fair, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at the Walter Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.
The National College Fair is one of several College Awareness activities held in the District. The 2009 Fair was the largest college fair held in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Over 6,600 students from DC public schools, DC public charter schools, as well as Virginia and Maryland schools attended. Some came from as far as Camden, New Jersey and Colonial Beach, Virginia. Representatives from over 225 universities and colleges throughout the United States, England and Canada were also in attendance. Over 220 colleges and universities have already committed to attend this year’s Fair, and the 2010 National College Fair is expected to exceed last year’s attendance!
Students and parents can meet one-on-one with college representatives, visit the Counseling Center to talk with a counselor about choosing majors, and go to the Resource Center to get information on financial aid, grants and scholarships. The College Fair will have workshops covering topics including financial aid, standardized tests, and the college application process. Students should contact their high school guidance counselor for further information on pre-registration.
Students and parents are encouraged to pre-register online with the colleges they intend to visit at the Fair. By pre-registering, student information only has to be entered once online, which eliminates the need to fill out numerous information cards during the fair.
The 2010 National College Fair will be held October 12, 2010 at the Walter Washington Convention Center from 9am–1 pm and 6 pm–8 pm. The Convention Center is located on Metro’s Green Line at Mt. Vernon Square, 7th and Mt. Vernon Place, NW).
For more information, please visit the 2010 National College Fair Website or contact OSSE at (202) 727-2824.