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Students Can Explore College Options at the Free Louisville National College Fair

Feb 05, 2010


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2010) – Bellarmine University will participate in the Louisville National College Fair on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at the Kentucky International Convention Center from 2 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and hosted by the Kentucky Association for College Admission Counseling (KYACAC), this event is free and open to the public.

Complete information about this National College Fair can be found online: http://www.nacacnet.org/EventsTraining/CollegeFairs/ncf/Spring/Pages/LouisvilleNCF.aspx As the process of applying to and selecting a college becomes more and more competitive and complex, students and parents need all the help and information they can get.

Attending a college fair is an excellent way to gather information about colleges and universities. The national college fair program provides valuable resources for students and parents attempting to navigate the college-admission process.

The fair allows students and parents to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from a wide range of national and international, public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Participants will learn about admission requirements, financial aid, course offerings, and campus environment, as well as other information pertinent to the college-selection process. At the fair's counseling center, students and parents can discuss their individual needs with college experts.

Now in its 38th year, the National College Fair program annually helps more than 850,000 students and families nationwide explore their options for higher education, making it one of the most visible college recruitment tools in the country.

More information about the Louisville National College Fair, including directions to the fair, a list of colleges exhibiting at the fair, and tips for preparing for the fair, is available on the NACAC Web site at www.nacacnet.org/fairs, by emailing collegefairs@nacacnet.org or by calling 800-822-6285.

NACAC is an Arlington, Va.-based education association of more than 11,000 primary and secondary school counselors, independent counselors, college admission and financial aid officers, enrollment managers, and organizations that work with students as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. Founded in 1937, the association is committed to maintaining high standards that foster ethical and social responsibility among those involved in the transition process, as outlined in the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice. This program is also an approved program by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Bellarmine University is an independent Catholic university offering more than 50 majors, as well as graduate degree programs, a doctor of nursing practice and a doctor of physical therapy. Forbes.com and the Princeton Review rank Bellarmine among America’s best institutions for higher education, and U.S. News and World Report consistently ranks Bellarmine as a top tier university.

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