2021 Virtual College Fair

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Saturday, September 11, 2021
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
THIS YEAR, NEXT STEP EDUCATION'S ANNUAL FAIR WILL BE VIRTUAL DUE TO CONTINUED COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS
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Why A Virtual College Fair?

Although we wanted to have the fair in a face-to-face format this year, the safety of the students, parents, educators, and college recruiters is the number one priority of the Next Step Education team. We hosted our fair virtually in 2020 and due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Atlanta area, we have made the decision to host our 2021 college fair in a virtual format again this year. Don't worry! Attendees will still get the Next Step Education experience that they have come to expect. We wanted students around the country to have access to this impactful fair regardless of the instructional format of the upcoming academic year in their area.

STUDENT REGISTRATION IS OPEN
How To Join Next Step Education's 2021 Virtual College Fair
STEP 1

Make sure you have completed the official student registration form. 

STEP 2

For the best experience, if you plan to use your tablet or phone to participate in the virtual fair, please download the Zoom app from your device's app store.

STEP 3

Login into the virtual fair at 9:55AM on Saturday, September 11th.

Use Your Smart Devices To Participate In The Virtual Fair
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How To Make This College Fair Effective

Click the image below to review this presentation that will help you prepare for the 2021 Virtual College Fair!

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 HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST COLLEGE FAIRS

PAST FAIR ATTENDEES

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Taren Brown

Class of 2019

Fair Scholarship Offer Total: $197,600 

Currently at LSU

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Morgan Robertson

Class of 2019

Fair Scholarship Offer Total: $214,458

Currently at Duke

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Aaliyah Kelley

Class of 2019

Fair Scholarship Offer Total: $243,228 

Currently at NC A&T

This Could Be You!!!

Additional College Preparatory Resources

Learn more about the resources our Executive Director, Brannon Jones, is creating for college-bound families all over the country. Brannon is the proud recipient of the 2019 Education Author of the Year Award for his College Readiness 101 Workbook Series and and has since created the Ultimate Grade Level Survival Kits, College-Bound Parent Mini Series and he loves to create free content on his College Readiness 101 Podcast & YouTube channel.

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THINGS TO KNOW / FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Who is eligible to attend the Virtual College Fair?

The virtual college fair is open to all students, parents, and educators, including: private and home-schooled students. 

How does the virtual college fair work?

We are using zoom as the software platform to host the virtual college fair. Students will need to register on Eventbrite and will use the official virtual zoom link sent to them to attend the fair. 

What do I need to provide for on-the-spot acceptance and scholarships? 

All colleges will not have the ability to offer on-the-spot acceptance and/or scholarships. However, for those who do, high school seniors should have electronic copies of all application supporting documentation. These documents include high school transcript, SAT/ACT test scores, letters of recommendation, and brag sheets/student resumes (if available). Underclassmen (freshmen, sophomores, juniors) do not need to have supporting documents, but should prepare for professional interactions with college recruiters and other college personnel. 

Expectations of participating students

The Next Step Education team expects all student to prepare for professional interaction with college recruiters and other vendors. Please be attentive and in a quiet place (not your bed) so that you can gain as much information as possible. Remember, these are individuals who could make a decision about your future. 

If I have a question, how can I contact the Next Step Education team.

The best way to contact us is via email at info@nextstepeducation.org. During the fair, there will be Next Step Education Q&A booth for participants to reach out if needed.

How will I know which colleges are participating in the fair?

We will have the list of registered colleges on this page. The list will be updated regularly. 

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I like what Next Step Education is doing. How can I support?

Next Step Education is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. We would like to be your nonprofit of choice to support. Ways to support: Continued giving (on a regular basis), One-Time Giving, Shop AmazonSmile instead of Amazon.com and connect Next Step Education as your preferred nonprofit for Amazon to donate a portion of your purchases, Connect Next Step Education to your Kroger Plus Card for donations while you shop. Please visit the Donate Page of our website to support Next Step Education today. 

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Virtual Fair Partners

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