Students Find Their Future at College Fair

On March 19, the annual NACAC College Fair was held at Adventist HealthCare Fieldhouse, open for all 11th-grade students. Over 300 colleges were present, accounting geographically for most of the U.S. and even countries outside of America. Students were given a barcode for college representatives to scan so they could follow up directly with the students. This was an invaluable opportunity for students to gain knowledge and get a feel for what type of colleges they may be interested in attending. 

Students from all over Montgomery County attended the event to gain insight and information about colleges and help with their admissions process. Daniel Lee, a junior at Richard Montgomery HS, came to the fair to β€œlearn more about the schools that [he] wanted to go to.” The convention helped clarify students’ confusion about what different colleges require in applications. Lee learned that many schools β€œaccept the SAT and ACT” tests but also consider an application β€œbased on your GPA.”

Jesse Mungin also went to the college fair, albeit for a different reason. Mungin represented Marist College in New York, persuading prospective students of the benefits of his school and answering all their questions. 

β€œCollege fairs are beneficial to students because [they let] students know different opportunities that may not be local, or sometimes they are local and you just don’t have the ability to visit,” said Mungin. The presenter also mentioned how college fairs can give students a better understanding of the admissions process.

Like all the other presenters at the NACAC fair, Mungin wants students to know about all the opportunities his college has to offer. He hopes the college fair helps high schoolers get more information about different colleges and find schools that interest them. Overall, Daniel Lee says his experience at the college fair as a student was β€œpretty good and it’s been helpful. I learned a lot.”