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6×6 Virtual College Fairs
for all Illinois students
presented by IACAC and StriveScan

We are excited to announce that IACAC will once again be partnering with StriveScan to host virtual college fairs this spring. While this fall we took advantage of panels and information sessions, this spring we look to provide college fairs for students. StriveScan’s 6×6 Virtual College Fair format exposes students to a wide range of colleges in a lively and safe environment.

Since last spring, StriveScan has hosted virtual college fairs and other virtual college admission programs nationwide, with over 300,000 students and 2,000 colleges and universities participating. We are partnering with StriveScan to create a unique opportunity for IACAC members and students in our state.

Schedule

Virtual College Fair: For all students throughout Illinois (and for colleges that wish to recruit students from Illinois)

  • Monday, February 15 and Tuesday, February 16
  • 5:00 – 7:45 PM Central Time

Transfer Virtual College Fair: For all transfer students throughout Illinois (and for colleges that wish to recruit transfer students from Illinois)

  • Monday, March 15
  • 5:00 – 7:45 PM Central Time

Virtual College Fair: For all students throughout Illinois (and for colleges that wish to recruit students from Illinois)

  • Wednesday, March 17 and Thursday, March 18
  • 5:00 – 7:45 PM Central Time

Virtual College Fair: For all students throughout Illinois (and for colleges that wish to recruit students from Illinois)

  • Tuesday, April 13 and Wednesday, April 14
  • 5:00 – 7:45 PM Central Time

StriveScan’s 6×6 Virtual College Fair Format

  • After college registration closes, colleges will be assigned by us to a group with 5 other institutions (total of 6 colleges per group). Your group’s session will be 45-minutes long, allowing for each institution to present for 6 minutes.
  • Throughout the entire 45 minutes, students will be able to ask questions via chat.
  • There will be multiple concurrent group sessions happening each hour.
  • Students will register through StriveScan for each group session they want to attend.
  • All 6 institutions in the group will receive the StriveScan student data for all of the students who registered for your group’s session.
  • Your total time commitment is approximately one hour.
  • Sessions are hosted by StriveScan via Zoom Webinars (students will not be on camera).
  • Learn more about StriveScan’s 6×6 virtual college fair format

College Registration

For the Traditional Virtual College Fairs, the cost to participate is $100 per institution for IACAC member institutions and $150 per institution for non-member institutions.

For the Transfer Virtual College Fair, the cost to participate is $80 for IACAC member institutions and $130 for non-member institutions.

Registration for all fairs is open now. Registration for the February fair will close on Monday, January 25th, the March fairs (transfer and traditional) will close on Friday, February 19th and the April fair will close on Friday, March 19th.

Once college registration closes, we will publish the schedule and notify you of your hour-long time block and the other institutions you will be presenting with during your session.

You may have up to two representatives from your institution as panelists during the session. Some institutions may want to have one representative dedicated to answering questions in the chat.

What You Receive with Your Registration

  • 45-minute session to answer student questions via chat
  • 6 minutes during the session to present about your institution
  • StriveScan student data on all students who register for your group’s session
  • Up to two representatives from your institution

Student and Counselor Registration

Students, families, and other counseling professionals are all welcome to attend free of charge. Registration will open in late January for the February program, late February for the March programs, and late March for the April program.

Illinois Regional College Fairs

After much careful and thoughtful discussion, IACAC has decided to cancel all in-person Illinois Regional College Fairs (IRCF) for the spring of 2021. Additionally, we will be removing the college fair calendar from our website and will not be endorsing any in-person college fairs this spring.

Disclaimer: IACAC does not support or endorse attendance at any in-person fair in Illinois given the current situation with COVID-19. IACAC does not assume any liability for attendance at any in-person event that may be listed, or have been previously listed on the IACAC website.

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