Friday, September 11, 2009

College Fairs


This past Wednesday, UGA helped host the local college fair for the Athens area community, and it went great! While college fairs can sometimes be overwhelming (our office was at the Augusta, GA one last night and talked to over 1,000 prospective students), there is something about doing a college fair where you know a number of the students in attendance. Let me digress for a moment - Mia, MJ, Robert, Michael, Josh, McGee and all the others I am forgetting to mention, great to see you there!. You may not be able to get all of your questions answered, but it is a great place to start the process.

While College Fairs can never replace actually visiting a school, it is a great way for sophomores and juniors to learn more about a broad range of colleges. Similarly, when UGA or any other college you are interested in is visiting your school, take the time to go talk to the representative, ask questions, and learn more about what each school has to offer. The more you know, the better off you will be. As well, this is a great chance for parents to be a part of the process and talk about admissions.

And just so you know exactly where UGA's admission counselors will be this year, bookmark our Meet UGA Near You page. And if you are still passionate about UGA after all the college fairs, high school visits, mailings, emails, etc., this would be a great time to plan a visit to UGA. Enjoy!

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