National College Fair set Sept. 26


High school students are invited to attend the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) College Fair in New Orleans Sept. 26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall C, 900 Convention Center Blvd. Fair hours are 9 a.m.-noon, and again from 6-8 p.m. It’s free admission.

The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, campus environment and other pertinent information to the college-selection process.

Among the colleges scheduled to exhibit in New Orleans are: Auburn University, Baylor University, Boston University, Florida State University, Johnson and Wales University, Louisiana State University, Loyola University New Orleans, Louisiana Tech, Marymount Manhattan College, McNeese State University, Millsaps College, Nicholls State University, Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Our Lady of the Lake College, Purdue University, Sewanee: the University of the South, Spelman College, Spring Hill College, St. Louis University, Syracuse University, the Catholic University of America, Tulane University, University of New Orleans, University of Alabama, University of Georgia, University of San Francisco and Vanderbilt University.

To avoid long lines, the NACAC recommends that students complete on-line registration for the fair in advance at: By registering online, student information is saved electronically, and each student is given a bar code ID that colleges can scan on site for information. This eliminates a student from having to waste time filling out information at each college booth. An informational video also is available online.

NACAC also will have a counseling center with guidance counselors available to parents and students. There also will be workshops on financial aid and scholarship programs; applying to selective vs. nonselective schools; and college planning – “What Major is Right for Me?”

 “The resources and opportunities that the National College Fairs provide for students and their families are invaluable,” said Greg Ferguson, NACAC director of National College Fairs Programs and Services, “and admission professionals have been delighted by the caliber of students attending our programs.”

For details about the New Orleans National College Fair, including directions to the fair, a list of colleges exhibiting at the fair, and tips for preparing for the fair, visit and click on New Orleans National College Fair, e-mail or call (800) 822-6285.

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