College fairs give you a chance to get information from a large number of colleges and to meet college admissions representatives. Some fairs feature a wide variety of colleges such as regional and national fairs, while others focus on certain types of colleges such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), military colleges or colleges with strong athletics programs.
College fairs, catalogs, virtual tours, and websites are excellent resources for learning about college culture and requirements. A college visit will augment your knowledge base and provide an opportunity for you to immerse yourself in campus culture. Visiting will help you determine if the school or the type of school is the right fit.
College catalogs, virtual tours, and websites are great resources for learning about a college, but seeing a college for yourself can be the best way to determine if a school is right for you. Included here are a few steps for planning a successful campus visit on your own.