College Fairs

College Fair season is back! We encourage high school students to take advantage of these wonderful opportunities to gather information about a wide range of colleges in one stop. 

FALL 2020

Due to the pandemic, all in-person fairs were cancelled for fall. Instead, read below.

Registration is required for each program/session.

IACAC and Strive Scan Virtual College Sessions

IACAC is very excited to offer students and families 375 virtual sessions on college planning, career information, financial aid & scholarships, military options, skilled trades, non-college training programs and more!

September 14th - October 22nd

Program Highlights:

  • 375 sessions covering college, career, skilled trades, and military topics
  • FREE to students, families and counselors
  • 45 minute live, interactive sessions hosted on Zoom and moderated by a high school or college volunteer
  • Quick registration for each session
  • All sessions also recorded and available at a later date on the IACAC website

Registration link: 



Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • Career Plus Virtual Platform Zoom Panel Discussion: 9a-10a 
  • "What does it take? Getting started in Architecture and Design" College Fair: 10a-1p

It's free, but please register to receive the link to visit the virtual fair.

See the colleges and universities that are currently joining us this year. More schools are added daily.

NACAC Virtual College Fair

  • Monday, October 12th, 12-8pm, CDT
  • Sunday, October 18th, 11am-7pm, CDT
  • Sunday, November 8th, 1-9pm, CDT

For complete information, go HERE


Interested in exploring Gap Year options? Students considering a Gap Year, may want to take the survey at the link, below, to determine potential Gap Year options before attending the fair:

1/TBD/2021   6-8:30pm           USA Gap Year Fair: Oak Park River Forest HS

1/TBD/2021  12-3:00pm          USA Gap Year Fair: New Trier HS                                            

Traditional College Fairs

3/TBD/2021     6:00-8:00pm     North Central College                                                                                  

3/TBD/2021     6:00-8:00pm     Hinsdale District 86     

3/TBD/2021     6:30-8:00pm     Lewis University: 

3/TBD/2021     5:30-7:30pm     Chicago Area at DePaul University

3/TBD/2021     11am-3pm        NACAC National College Fair               

3/TBD/2021     6:30-8:30pm     Niles Township District 219

3/TBD/2021     6:30-8:30pm     District 214

4/TBD/2021     6-8:00pm           Lyons Township HS, 

* for information on registering with StriveScan, read this handout: Strive Scan Information