DURHAM, N.H. – High school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to the University of New Hampshire College Fair Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. and Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, from 9-11 a.m. at the Field House on the Durham campus. Sponsored by the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling, the college fair brings representatives of more than 230 universities and colleges together.
Representatives of participating colleges and universities from throughout the United States and Canada will be available to talk with prospective students, provide information about their institutions, and answer questions. The fair also includes representatives from New England Board of Higher Education and the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation.
“This is a great opportunity for college-bound high school students and their parents to meet with college representatives about admissions criteria, academic programs, and costs,” said Sherry Alviso, senior assistant director of admissions and UNH College Fair coordinator. “Guidance counselors from area high schools and representatives from federal and state education funding sources will also be available to answer questions.”
Students are advised to meet with their school guidance counselor prior to discussing what type of higher education they are interested in pursuing and possible major areas of study. The fair is expected to attract 2,000 students, so arriving well-prepared will make for a more rewarding experience.
A wide variety of schools participate in the UNH College Fair from the large universities such as Northeastern, Boston University and the six public state universities in New England to small, liberal-arts colleges such as Simmons, Colby-Sawyer and Maine Maritime Academy. Rochester and Wentworth Institutes of Technology will attend, as well as colleges within the Community College System of New Hampshire. For a complete listing of the colleges registered to participate in the college fair visit http://admissions.unh.edu/unh-college-fair.
For more information, contact Sherry Alviso at (603) 862-1360, or call the guidance office of your local high school.