By Lee Cioppa, Associate Dean for Admissions
As part of your search for the right school, you may be considering attending a “College Fair” – an event with dozens (sometimes well over 100) colleges/universities/conservatories in attendance. At a college fair, admissions representatives have materials available on their school, and answer any questions you may have. I like to call them “one-stop-shopping” – you’ll speak to representatives from schools you may already know, but may also discover many other schools that you had no idea about. There are so many fantastic schools around the country, and often you may only be aware of those with the biggest names, or perhaps only those that your teacher/counselor have told you about – the right school for you may be on the opposite side of the country, and outside of your sphere of awareness.
Juilliard will be at many Performing Arts College fairs around the country this fall – visit our Web site page “Admissions Events and College Fairs: Off Campus” for more information.
There’s a great presentation available on the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC)’s web site titled: Making the Most Out of Attending a Performing and Visual Arts College Fair. This webinar was offered just a couple of days ago, and is available for viewing simply by creating a login. While the entire presentation is about an hour long, it’s great practical advice for you (and your parents if they are taking you to the college fair!) on how to really get the best information you can on the right schools for you.
So, get some popcorn, curl up on your couch with your laptop, and enjoy!