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2020 Virtual College Fair

Friday, September 11, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
THIS YEAR NEXT STEP EDUCATION'S ANNUAL FAIR WILL BE VIRTUAL DUE TO COVID-19 
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Why A Virtual College Fair?

The safety of the students, parents, educators, and college recruiters is the number on priority of the Next Step Education team. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the recommended social distancing guidelines, we have made the decision to host a virtual college fair, with all of the Next Step Education experiences that our attendees have come to expect. We wanted students to have access to this impactful fair regardless of the instructional format of the upcoming academic year. 

STUDENT REGISTRATION OPENS ON AUGUST 1, 2020
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 HIGHLIGHTS FROM PAST COLLEGE FAIRS

PAST FAIR ATTENDEES

Taren Brown

Class of 2019

Fair Scholarship Offer Total: $197,600 

Currently at LSU

Morgan Robertson

Class of 2019

Fair Scholarship Offer Total: $214,458

Currently at Duke

Aaliyah Kelley

Class of 2019

Fair Scholarship Offer Total: $243,228 

Currently at NC A&T

This Could Be You!!!

Virtual College Fair Information

Opens August 1, 2020

Updated Regularly

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THINGS TO KNOW / FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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 a software platform called Hopin to host the virtual college fair. The student registration is a two-step process. After the initial student registration, all registrants will have to create a free Hopin profile to log into the platform and participate in the fair. Student groups will need to have each student create a free Hopin profile. After the fair, we will begin to send resources including: scholarship opportunities, future events, and college readiness tips & suggestions. 

The virtual fair is on a Friday this year. I'll be at school. 

Several school systems have announced virtual learning days throughout the 2020-2021 academic year. We have partnered with several schools who will have their students participate during the physical or virtual school day. If Friday, September 11, 2020 is not a virtual learning day for you, request that your school's administration allow time to be set aside for students to participate in this beneficial event.  

I'll be on a virtual learning day. What will I need to participate?

Students who will participate at home or from another remote location will only need access to the internet and an electronic device (computer, tablet, smartphone). 

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. 

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. 

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

We will have the list of registered colleges on the homepage of our website (www.nextstepeducation.org). The list will be updated regularly. 

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. Visit the donate page of our website to support Next Step Education today. 

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