Philadelphia National College Fair

Posted by National Association for College Admission Counseling on November 2, 2015

Free Fair to Help Students Explore College Options

Students and parents are invited to dive into the college search process at the Philadelphia National College Fair, held on Sunday, November 8 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

The event, sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC), is free and open to the public.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from public and private colleges and universities, including some international institutions. Both two- and four-year schools will be featured.

Complete information about the fair can be found online at Students are encouraged to register at

Participants will receive tips on how to navigate the college-selection process, and learn more about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings and campus life.

Students and parents can discuss individual needs with college experts at the fair’s counseling center, said Greg Ferguson, NACAC Director of National College Fairs Programs and Services.

“As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get,” Ferguson said. “The resources and opportunities provided by National College Fairs are invaluable.”

Now in its 43rd year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families nationwide explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the country. NACAC sponsors 61 National College Fairs across the U.S.

More Information
More information about the Philadelphia National College Fair — including directions, a list of colleges exhibiting at the event, and tips to help students prepare for the fair — is available online at You may also email or call 800/822-6285.

NACAC is an Arlington, Virginia-based education association of more than 14,000 primary and secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers, and organizations that work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. Founded in 1937, the association is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice. For more information, visit

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