ICE and College Day/Night Calendars 2013-2014


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ICE and NACAC Programs
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Illinois College Exposition (ICE) and NACAC college fairs are large regional programs that require registration fees. Register for NACAC fairs through NACAC.

City of Chicago Programs
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This calendar lists all fairs taking place in the City of Chicago. In an attempt to increase the number of college representatives able to attend fairs hosted at Chicago Public Schools, November has been identified as CPS Month. We have worked closely with the CPS schools to schedule as many of their programs as possible during November.

Transfer Fairs
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This calendar lists community colleges that are hosting fairs specifically for their students and have chosen to make these dates public. IACAC provides this information as a service to our members.

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For Members Only IACAC-Approved Programs
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This calendar lists non-NACAC, non-ICE, non-City of Chicago programs that meet the college fair regionalization definition, as approved by the IACAC Executive Board. This calendar is available only to IACAC members.

For Members Only Comprehensive College Day/Night Calendar
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This is a comprehensive list of ALL programs, in chronological order. The ICE/Calendar Committee felt this format could be useful for office planning and staff travel assignment as columns can be added and the Excel spreadsheet can be manipulated once it is saved onto your personal computer.


Changed or Corrected Programs

This list summarizes any changes or cancellations made to the other calendars.
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These calendars should not be interpreted as a blanket invitation to the programs. ICE fairs will require registration and fees. Non-ICE fairs will formally invite those institutions whose participation they desire. Admission representatives trying to register on-site for programs to which they have not been invited may find themselves being turned away.

Carefully read all of the ICE regulations. The regulations spell out the ethical standards of conduct expected of all Illinois ACAC members. Compliance with this statement will ensure that all students, counselors and admission officers will be treated equitably and fairly in the admission process.

Illinois College Expositions (ICE) are programs hosted at community college or college sites, or alternating high school sites; they are planned and implemented by several high schools from the area, along with an on-site director from the host venue. These programs are truly “owned and operated” by the schools that form the ICE Planning Committee. These individuals promote and operate the fair and their students and parents attend the ICE. Colleges and universities pay registration fees for ICE programs. These fees are used to help provide busing to high schools wishing to bus students to an ICE program, to offset some of the costs incurred by the host institution, and to guarantee a certain level of operating quality. ICE registration will be available on the IACAC website on June 1.

NACAC fairs are sponsored throughout the country by our national organization – the National Association for College Admission Counseling. They tend to draw a national group of colleges and universities and are quite large in nature. We have listed, in the calendar, our own Chicago NACAC fair, as well as those occurring in our surrounding states.

IACAC-Approved programs meet at least one of the following criteria:

  1. A program that, at a minimum, accommodates students and parents from two counties, or an entire community college district or from an Illinois state regional school district. Participating schools do not host duplicate programs.
  2. A program that is planned and executed by 3 or more schools. Participating schools do not host duplicate programs.
  3. A program that is attended by 500 or more students and parents and 100 or more college/university admission representatives.

City of Chicago programs: IACAC continues to be aware of the uniqueness of issues surrounding schools located within the City of Chicago and therefore has chosen to list all programs we are aware of taking place within the Chicago City limits.

ICE Coordinator

Carin Smith
Lawrence University
(847) 488-9953
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