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Northwood High School is hosting a College Fair

Posted Sunday, October 2, 2005

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Pittsboro, NC - Northwood High School is hosting a College Fair on Thursday, October 27, from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Representatives from participating colleges and universities will be available to talk with students and parents. Juniors/Seniors and their parents are especially encouraged to attend.

Schools that plan to attend:

1. Air Force ROTC
2. Appalachian State University
3. Art Institutes
4. Campbell University
5. Central Carolina Community College
6. College Foundation of North Carolina
7. East Carolina University
8. Elizabeth City State University
9. Fayetteville State University
10. Gardner Webb University
11. Greensboro College
12. High Point University
13. Johnson & Wales University
14. Lees-McRae College
15. Livingstone College
16. Louisburg College
17. Mars Hill College
18. Meredith College
19. Methodist College
20. Mount Olive College
21. N.C. A & T State University
22. N.C. Central University
23. N.C. State University
24. N.C. Wesleyan College
25. Peace College
26. Pfeiffer University
27. Sandhills Community College
28. School of Communication Arts
29. Shaw University
30. Trident-Technical College
31. UNC-Asheville
32. UNC-Chapel Hill
33. UNC-Charlotte
34. UNC-Greensboro
35. UNC-Pembroke
36. UNC-Wilmington
37. Watts School of Nursing
38. Western Carolina University
39. Wingate University
40. Winston-Salem State University

What to bring:

� Pen and pad to take notes

� List of questions to ask the college reps

� Backpack or bag to collect brochures

� Self-stick labels with your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, high school, year of graduation and intended major. You can place these on the information cards instead of writing them out for each college.

Plan ahead
Look over the list of college fair participants before coming and choose which colleges you are most interested in learning about.
At the fair

� Resist the temptation to "cruise" the fair.

� Ask lots of questions and take notes.

� Use self-stick labels for inquiry cards and get on their mailing list.

� Make a good impression (many times college reps will remember you).

� Get the names and contact information of the reps you meet.

� Have fun!

Following up

� Read the brochures and notes you collected from the fair.

� Continue researching schools. Check out the college's website.

� Contact schools you are interested in who were not represented at the fair.

� Schedule visits to colleges. Check out visiting colleges on the web site for useful questions.

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