Jacksonville National College Fair October 12 for students and parents


News Release submitted by Florida State College at Jacksonville 

More than 150 colleges and universities in attendance; workshops answer questions about many aspects of preparing for college—in English and Spanish 

WHAT:     The National College Fair of Jacksonville

A local opportunity for students and their parents to meet college and university representatives from across the nation.

WHEN:     Sat., Oct. 12, 2013

Pre-fair session—How to Maximize Your Visit: 8; 8:15; 8:30 a.m.

Jacksonville National College Fair: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE:   Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, 1000 Water St., Jacksonville

COST:     Free. Free parking provided courtesy of NACAC & SACAC.

DETAILS:  Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the National College Fair of Jacksonville draws thousands of students and parents each year. The event will be attended by representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities from across the country.

For parents, the College Fair affords them the chance to collect valuable information on colleges and the college choice admissions processes. It provides some of what they need to adequately compare colleges and make decisions on issues such as quality of education, cost of attendance and academic support.

Students can register in advance online at www.gotomyncf.com.  This makes navigating the fair and collecting information from multiple colleges and universities much easier for students.  By pre-registering students can print a bar coded confirmation to be used on-site at the fair as an electronic ID. Pre-registration is not required to attend the fair.

More than a dozen different workshops will be offered, covering topics such as financial aid, college planning, transitioning from high school to college, timelines for underclassmen, preparing your middle-school student for college, historically black colleges and universities, writing the college essay, plus sessions delivered in Spanish on financial aid and planning for college. For more information about workshops being offered and other details about the fair, students and parents may visit http://jaxcollegefair.org/ or contact any local high school guidance office.

September 26, 2013 9:19 a.m.