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College bound? National College Fair headed to Raleigh in March

Posted March 3, 2020 8:04 p.m. EST

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— Dozens of colleges and universities will stop in Raleigh this month for the the annual National College Fair.

The event is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19, at the Raleigh Convention Center in downtown Raleigh.

Nearly 200 public and private colleges from across the country are scheduled to attend the event, including Auburn, Clemson, Belmont Abbey, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Purdue and Virginia Tech, among many others.

Along with opportunities to meet with college representatives, students also can take part in workshops that focus on testing, application tips, essay writing and financial aid.

The event is free, but students are encouraged to pre-register before they go. You can pre-register for the Raleigh fair online.

The fairs, which travel across the country, are a program of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. According to the website, they offer students a chance to explore their options, ask questions about college life, pick up information about schools of interest and connect directly with college representatives.

Any prospective college student can attend the fair, regardless of age, according to the website. But the association recommends that students prepare before they walk in. That includes researching the institutions that will be represented, bringing questions and being ready to follow up with college representatives after the fair.