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More than 35 college/universities to be at 2016 Van-Far High School College Fair

Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 11:38 am

The 2016 Van-Far High School College Fair will be held in the high school gym on Tuesday October 18. Currently there are more than 35 colleges and universities from five states registered to attend this year’s fair.
A wide range of colleges from small to large, public and private, two-year and four-year, urban and rural; from Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas will be there to visit with students.
This is expected to be the largest college fair held at Van-Far and will include students from a number of other area high schools in addition to Van-Far’s students. This year’s fair will include seniors, juniors, and sophomores and will be the first automated fair for Van-Far.
Students will be able to register for the fair through and print off a bar code.
The students will take the bar code with them to the fair and if they are interested in getting more information from a college or university which uses the bar code system, they simply have the college representative scan the bar code and the college then has the necessary information to provide the student with information about the school.  The student has full control over which colleges get their contact information. Only those colleges that the student lets scan their bar code will get that student’s contact information. While not every college uses this system, many do and it allows the students to visit with more colleges and also spend more time asking questions of the representatives rather than spending as much time filling out contact cards for each college.
Parents are welcome and encouraged to use join us for the fair to visit with and ask questions of the representatives from colleges and universities their children are looking at attending. Also, any former students looking to go back to college or change colleges are welcome to attend as well.
The 2016 Van-Far College Fair will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday October 18 in the Van-Far High School Gym.  More information, including an updated list of colleges and universities registered to attend can be found on the Van-Far College Fair website at or you can find a link on the Van-Far School District website on the high school page.