EDWARDSVILLE – Prospective college students can learn more about the options available to them during the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Illinois Regional College Fair on Tuesday, Oct. 21.
The fair runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom on campus.
Sponsored by the Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling in conjunction with SIUE, the event will present high school and transfer students with the chance to learn about opportunities in higher education.
The fair gives prospective college students and their parents the ability to meet with college representatives from more than 90 in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities. Financial aid representatives will also be on hand to answer questions. In addition, local high school counselors will be present to provide assistance to any student looking for guidance on post-secondary options.
Hundreds of students attend the fair each year to learn about academic programs, student life and other aspects of the college experience. Before the IRCF was initiated, college fairs were held several times throughout the year at various area high schools. The annual event on the SIUE campus serves to consolidate efforts and centralize higher education options for everyone involved in the process.
“The goal of the Illinois Regional College Fair is to give high school and transfer students from the local area and the Metro East the chance to speak with college representatives from institutions, not only from Illinois, but also from other states,” said Kelley Brooks, admissions coordinator from SIUE.