The College Expo
Student Preparation Sheet
Before the Expo:
1) Check out our website at www.thecollegexpo.org and apply for our scholarship online!!!!!!!!!
2) Prepare at least five Senior Packages for the possibility to be accepted at The College Expo. A senior
package will consist of 2 letters of recommendations (from teachers and counselors), SAT and/or ACT scores,
OFFICIAL transcripts and your admission essay.
3) Answer the following questions to help you determine what kind of school would best suit you:
Do you want to attend a two or a four year Institution? Co-ed or single sex?
What size school do you want to attend?
What programs of study are you considering?
How far from home do you want to go?
Do you require any special services (i.e. tutoring, note takers, readers, TDD or Interpreters)
4) Discuss your college plans with your guidance counselor, family, teachers and friends
5) Research your colleges of interest on the internet and in your guidance office/ Career Center
6) Check dates and registration deadlines for college entrance examinations
During the expo:
1) Visit with colleges and universities which you feel meet your criteria
2) Do not take college brochures unless you are interested in that particular college
3) If proof of college Fair attendance is needed for extra credit, get a staff member’s signature
4) Collect business cards and contact names of people you meet (These people could be valuable
to you in your future success)
Questions to ask college reps:
How can I arrange a campus visit? Are there any special visitations days on your campus?
What are the application deadlines for admissions and financial aid?
What scholarship programs am I eligible for at your school? (Presidential, community, leadership and etc.)
How do you assign faculty advisors to students, especially those who are undecided about their major?
When must I choose a major?
What percentage of students commute? (If the school is a commuter school)
What types of extra-curricular activities are available on campus?
How accessible are the professors outside of class?
What is the student to professor ratio?
How are roommates selected?
What additional academic services do you offer to students (Tutoring, career counseling and study skills
What types of internship/ co-op experiences are available?
How safe is your school? (Parking lot lighting, emergency call centers, night shuttles and etc.)
Where can I obtain statistics about crimes on your campus?
What are the Annual tuition rates?
What is your school known for? (School’s specialty)