College Fairs

Overview of ALACRAO Sanctioned College Fairs:

ALACRAO sanctioned college fairs are collaborately planned between secondary education partners and our higher education members. The ALACRAO calendar is strategically planned so that colleges may be most efficient in their recruitment travel. If you are a secondary education partner who is interested in learning about how to add a college fair to our official ALACRAO listing, please email [email protected]

According to College Raptor, here are top top 5 reasons to attend a college fair:

  1. Get answers directly from college representatives
  2. Discover new colleges not already on your radar
  3. Narrow down your shortlist
  4. Find out about financial aid
  5. Save money on campus visits

Registration Instructions for Students:

Students can save time by registering for free through the Go To College Fairs system. Registered students will be sent a barcode that can be presented to college representatives at a fair. The college representative will scan each students' indivudual barcode which shares all of their relevant contact information with colleges they are interested in. Students may view the list of fairs on our calendar and attend any in their area!

Registration Instructions for College Exhibitors:

Colleges who are members of ALACRAO MUST complete the College Fair Registration for Colleges Form on our website. This form will be the central point for registration AND payment for ALL ALACRAO sanctioned fairs. Registration for colleges will open no later than July 1st. The deadline for college registrations is August 12th. If you are not a member of the ALACRAO organization, you may join now!

ALACRAO has selected GoToCollegeFairs as our student data collection solution for the 2022-2023 fair cycle. Colleges have the option to purchase single-day or annual subscriptions of the GoToCollegeFairs App to scan student information at each College Fair. It is optional for colleges to use GoToCollegeFairs, but highly reccomended. To purchase a subscription, click the GTCF link above! Colleges can also opt to purchase student MatchMaking for an additional fee.