2017-18 College Fair Request Form

As we begin forming and organizing the calendar, it’s important to note a few changes to the process this year. In order to be added to the College Fair Calendar for 2017-2018, your fair MUST meet one or more of the following criteria:

1) Three or more high schools agreeing to partner/join (not just invited)
2) 100 or more colleges in attendance
3) 500 or more students/parents in attendance

For more details, please read the caption below the request form.

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  • The College Fair Calendar, as it currently stands for Missouri, creates an untenable situation for many admission offices, as their recruitment budgets simply cannot afford to accommodate the vast amount of travel. Numerous related concerns have been passed on to our organization from these colleges and universities, regarding the possibility of limiting the number of fairs. Included in their concerns is the pending litigation regarding the Fair Labor Standards Act, which could further impact the travel of college and university representatives.

    While we certainly understand the needs of your students, families, and community, we must also be cognizant of the issues facing colleges and universities. Therefore, MOACAC is committed to limiting the number of college fairs that are sponsored/approved by our organization. This year we are implementing a new College Fair Request approval process which will help to create a more viable travel schedule for college reps, while providing your students with a better fair environment, and access, through the increased number of colleges in attendance. In order to be added to the College Fair Calendar for 2017-2018, your fair MUST meet one or more of the following criteria mentioned above. We urge you to consider collaborating with other area high schools that may have also hosted their own fair in the past. If you need help identifying these schools, please do not hesitate to contact us for suggestions.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: If your fair does not meet one of these criteria you are still welcome to host your fair. Please keep in mind though that it will not be listed on our calendar, resulting in possible conflicts with another fair’s date/time or limiting the number of colleges in attendance at your fair. To ensure consideration for the College Fair Calendar, please submit your request no later than Feb. 28th, 2017. Someone from our organization will contact you to finalize the day and time as it relates to other area requests.