Are you thinking about getting started on your college search? Maybe you have already been thinking about or even visiting colleges but would like some new ideas on where to look. If so, consider attending a college fair in Providence or Boston this spring!


Visiting a college fair can be a great way to begin thinking and talking about college options. A fair is ideal for sophomores and juniors, but parents and students of any age are welcome at these events.


Colleges from all over the U.S. will be represented, and you can speak with admissions reps from each school. They are eager to meet engaged students, so take the opportunity to make some connections and express your interest early!  It is not uncommon for the admissions officer for your region to be at the fair, so conduct yourself with poise and confidence.


The Boston fair is offered over two days: Thursday, April 12,  & Friday, April 13 (morning). The Providence fair will be held in the evening of Tuesday, April 10. They are actually very brief events…it can be overwhelming to enter the convention hall without a plan. There is no way to visit all of the college booths you will pass. If you plan to attend, try to bring a parent, and review the list of colleges exhibiting in advance so you can strategize which booths you don’t want to miss!


Follow these links for more information, including lists of colleges scheduled to attend each college fair.


NACAC Boston National College Fair

Thursday, April 12, 2018: 9 am-12 pm and 6-8:30 pm

Friday, April 13, 2018:9 am-12 pm

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston


NACAC Providence National College Fair

Tuesday, April 10, 2018: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence


Reach out if you have specific questions about attending a college fair.

Let me know how it goes and what schools you discover! And remember…Have fun!


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