JJC to Host Annual College Fair Oct. 7; More Than 100 Institutions to be Represented

High school students, their parents and adults thinking about returning to school are welcome to JJC’s annual College Fair, where representatives from more than 120 colleges and universities will be available to answer questions about the enrollment process and more, on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Joliet Junior College’s Main Campus, located at 1215 Houbolt Road in Joliet.

The College Fair, as shown in this photo from 2011, provides an opportunity for high school students and others to talk to representatives from colleges and universities.

In addition to the many Illinois schools represented at the fair, including JJC, other schools from across the country will be in attendance as well, looking to recruit new students.

The fair will begin in the Campus Center lobby and stretch through the C-, D- and E-Buildings to the south, and the A-, S-, T- and U-Buildings to the east. Those attending should enter through the Campus Center (A-Building), the Health Professions Center (U-Building), or the T-Building.

JJC will offer three financial aid seminars about scholarships and the financial aid process during the fair. Seminars in English will be at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Health Professions Center auditorium (U-1022). A seminar in Spanish will be at 6:30 p.m. in U-1007 in the Health Professions Center.

“JJC’s Financial Aid Seminars are a perfect opportunity for future students and their parents to find out more about the financial aid process,” said David Seward, JJC director of financial aid. “At the seminar, topics will include how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), types of aid available, and scholarship information. In addition, there will be an opportunity ask questions.”

Jennifer Kloberdanz, JJC director of admissions and recruitment, added that the College Fair is a great first step for anyone thinking about higher education.

“It’s a good opportunity to come to one place at one time, and to start exploring college and career options and sort it all out,” Kloberdanz said. “The college exploration process takes a lot of time, but this event gives students the opportunity to look at different colleges. After attending the College Fair, many students start selecting which colleges and universities they want to visit, then they can decide which ones they want to apply to.”

High school counselors will also be available to prospective students during the fair. Located in the C- and T-Buildings, they will answer questions about colleges, career options, and provide general information about the schools in attendance.

Kloberdanz said the fair has brought more than 2,000 visitors to JJC each year. Visitors can find the JJC booth located near the Campus Center Cafeteria during the fair.

A full list of colleges and universities in attendance can be found at http://www.jjc.edu/admissions/Documents/CollegeNight_Program2014.pdf. For more information about the College Fair, visit http://www.jjc.edu/admissions/Pages/annual-college-night.aspx.

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