College options at the free Seattle National College Fair

The Seattle National College Fair will be held on 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 31 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

The Seattle National College Fair will be held on 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 31 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle,  and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1.

Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Pacific Northwest Association for College Admission Counseling (PNACAC), this event is free and open to the public. Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online:

Students are encouraged to register prior to attending the event. Register online at

As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get. Attending a college fair is the best way to gather information about colleges and universities. The National College Fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process.

The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process. At the fair’s counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts.

For the first time at a National College Fair, NACAC will be offering a specific program for international students attending high schools or ESL programs in the Seattle area. This initiative is in response to the increasing number of international students seeking high school diplomas in the United States as a pathway to admission to North American colleges and universities. Several workshops, facilitated by college and university admission officers, high school college counselors, and international undergraduate students, will be offered to educate international students on U.S. higher education and the admission process. Additionally, all participating international students will have the opportunity to engage with institutional representatives in a college fair preview hour on Saturday morning.

“The resources and opportunities that the National College Fairs provide for students and their families are invaluable,” said Greg Ferguson, NACAC Director of National College Fairs Programs and Services, “and admission professionals have been delighted by the caliber of students attending our programs.”

Now in its 42nd year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 675,000 students and families nationwide explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the country. NACAC currently sponsors National College Fairs and Performing and Visual Arts College fairs in 79 locations across the country. For a complete schedule, visit


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