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Prospective student and parent review college brochures at the fair.

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Illinois Regional College Fair

Overwhelmed with the challenge of deciding on the right college?
Attend the College Fair. Make the right choice.


Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
6-8 p.m.
Physical Education Center
Building 7
Grayslake Campus
19351 W. Washington St.

Who Should Attend

High school students and their parents.

Where to Park

Park in lots 2 or 3, on the north side of the campus, closest to the Washington Street and Lancer Lane entrance.

View a campus map.

Questions?

For more information, call (847) 543-2090.

Meet College Representatives

Here's an easy and convenient way to get lots of information. 150 college and university representatives will be at the College Fair, and they'll have only one purpose: answering your questions about college options!

Attend a Session on Financial Aid

During the event, two information sessions on financial aid will be held in room 706 of the Physical Education Center:

  • Session 1: 6:30-7 p.m.
  • Session 2: 7:15-7:45 p.m.

How to Work the College Fair

Take a few minutes to plan how you will work the College Fair. To help you, follow the event guide and download the questionnaire below to get the most out of the College Fair opportunity.

College Representative Questionnaire (PDF)

College Fair Event Guide

  • Review college catalogs in your high school guidance office ahead of time to determine which schools offer programs in the major you are interested in pursuing.
  • Select your "must see" schools in order of priority. Allocate your time so that you can meet with each school's representative.
  • If financial aid is important to your college plans, be sure to attend the Financial Aid information sessions.
  • Consult the catalogs and online sites for your top schools. Make notes of anything that is unclear to you.
  • Develop a list of questions to ask the college admissions representatives. You may find these sample questions helpful.