College Fairs

Overview of ALACRAO Sanctioned College Fairs:

ALACRAO sanctioned college fairs are planned between secondary education partners and our higher education members each year! The ALACRAO calendar is strategically planned so that colleges may be most efficient in their recruitment travel. If you are a secondary education partner who is interested in learning about how to add a college fair to our official ALACRAO listing, please email [email protected]

According to College Raptor, here are the top 5 reasons to attend a college fair:

  1. Get answers directly from college representatives
  2. Discover new colleges not already on your radar
  3. Narrow down your shortlist
  4. Find out about financial aid
  5. Save money on campus visits

Registration Instructions for Students:

Students can save time by registering for free through the Go To College Fairs system. Registered students will be sent a barcode that can be presented to college representatives at a fair. The college representative will scan each students' individual barcode which shares all of their relevant contact information with colleges they are interested in. Students may view the list of fairs on our calendar and attend any in their area!

Registration Instructions for Exhibitors (High School Fairs):

Anyone interested in exhibiting at an ALACRAO sanctioned fair for high school students MUST complete ALACRAO's Exhibitor Registration for High School Fairs Form. This form will be the central point for registration AND payment for ALL ALACRAO sanctioned high school fairs. You can view the published, confirmed fairs on the college fair calendar. Please note that changes to these fairs may still be possible, and we will share information about changes via email. The deadline for exhibitor registration without a late fee is August 16th. We will continue to collect registrations beyond this date, but submissions will only be reviewed and updated weekly. It is possible that anyone registering for a fair the week of the event will not be included on a fair's registration list. If this is the case, please contact the fair coordinator directly to ensure you are able to attend. Please note that registration for any ALACRAO fairs is non-refundable, unless there was a processing issue from ALACRAO.

 

Registration Instructions for Exhibitors (Transfer Fairs):

 

Anyone interested in exhibiting at an ALACRAO sanctioned fair for transfer students MUST complete ALACRAO's Exhibitor Registration for Transfer Fairs FormYou can view the published, confirmed fairs on the college fair calendar. Make sure to select "Transfer Fairs" in your window. Please note that changes to these fairs may still be possible, and we will share information about changes via email. The deadline for exhibitor registration for transfer fairs is October 1st. We will continue to collect registrations beyond this date, but submissions will only be reviewed and updated weekly. It is possible that anyone registering for a fair the week of the event will not be included on a fair's registration list. If this is the case, please contact the fair coordinator directly to ensure you are able to attend.

 

ALACRAO has selected GoToCollegeFairs as our student data collection solution for the 2022-2023 fair cycle. Colleges have the option to purchase single-day or annual subscriptions of the GoToCollegeFairs App to scan student information at each College Fair. It is optional for colleges to use GoToCollegeFairs, but highly recommended. To purchase a subscription, click the GTCF link above! Colleges can also opt to purchase student MatchMaking for an additional fee. 

We ask colleges, universities, and any exhibitor at ALACRAO college fairs to please abide by our College Fair Guidelines