October College Fairs


It's College Fair season!

Solebury School will provide transportation to two college fairs, with priority going to junior and senior boarders:

1) There will be a regional college fair at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA, on Thursday, October 4. We will leave at 6:15 p.m. and get back about 8:30. Nearly 200 colleges typically attend and the list as of today can be found here. Students who want transportation must sign up no later than Monday, October 1.

To sign up for transportation, juniors/seniors should log into their Naviance accounts and sign up through the college visits link; any other student should e-mail me by the deadlines noted.

2) There will be a national college fair at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on Sunday, October 14. This is the second largest college fair in the country, with over 400 colleges attending. You can find out more information and the list of colleges attending here. Because this is over our fall break, we will not be providing transportation.

Additionally, there will be a National Visual and Performing Arts Fair at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia on November 6. Although I am not planning to provide transportation, you can find out more details here.

For seniors, these fairs are a good way to make connections with people at schools where you plan to apply, or to finalize your list if you still haven't done so. For younger students, this is a good way to get a sense of the many different kinds of schools out there.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Tim Gallen, Director of College Counseling