High school students and their parents will be able to trick-or-treat for higher education at the Exton Square Mall on Monday from 5:30-7:30 PM, when representatives from more than 230 colleges nationwide gather for the 2016 Chester County College Fair.
West Chester University, Neumann University, Penn State Great Valley, and Delaware County Community College will be among some of the local schools at the fair.
Attendees will be able to complete a cross-country, higher-education tour in a matter of hours, as they navigate the college and university booths.
Coordinated by the Chester County Intermediate Unit, the fair is open to the general public and admission is free. More than 5,000 students from 45 area high schools are expected to visit the fair and explore their post-graduation options.
Students and parents are invited to meet with representatives from colleges and universities across the United States, as well as nursing schools, junior colleges, community and technical colleges, trade and skill schools, and branches of the military. In addition to discussing entrance requirements, financial aid, campus life, and academic programs with the counselors, participants will also walk away with informational brochures and catalogs, as well as some tasty Halloween treats.
This year’s fair will have the added bonus of special financial aid presentations to guide families through the FAFSA application process. In addition, students can learn about scholarship opportunities and get their financial aid questions answered.
There will be something for everyone at the fair, from four-year and two-year colleges to specialized schools.
Click here for more information on the college fair, including an up-to-date list of participating schools.