High school students and their parents from throughout Northeast Pennsylvania are invited to attend The Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) 12th Annual Northeast Regional College Fair on Monday, April 28 at the Scandlon Physical Education Center, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre.
Designed as a public service to benefit high school sophomores, juniors and their parents, as well as non-traditional students and transfer students, this event is free and open to the public. No advanced registration is required.
Representatives from 175 colleges and universities from at least 19 states throughout the eastern United States and parts of the Midwest, South and West are expected to attend. Representatives from gap year and career/technical education programs, as well as financial lending institutions, also will be available.
The fair will be open from 8:30-11:30 a. m. and from 6:00-8:00 p. m. College admissions counselors will be available during the day and in the evening, and financial aid officers will be available to answer questions.
In addition, parents and students are invited to attend two evening workshops. The first, titled “The Financial Aid Process,” will be given at 5:30 p. m. and will provide an overview of the financial aid process. The second, titled “The No-Stress College Search,” will be presented at 6:00 p. m. and will outline the college search process. Both sessions will be held in a seminar room in the Scandlon Center.
Parents and their children are encouraged to attend the evening college fair sessions together.
Students also are encouraged to bring pre-printed labels with their names, addresses, intended major, year of graduation and high school name to reduce time spent in filling out forms.
Students and parents interested in getting information about this fair may contact their school guidance counselors. High schools throughout the region are encouraged to make arrangements to transport their students to the fair during the morning hours. School guidance counselors interested in arranging transportation for their students for the morning session may contact Anne Lew, Wyoming Seminary College Guidance Counselor, at 570-270-2125 or alew@wyomingseminary.
org for more information and registration forms. Financial lending institutions and tutorial programs interested in participating in the fair also may contact Lew.