Free College Fair Open to D.C.-Area Students

The college fair is the largest in the Mid-Atlantic

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    College representatives will be available to answer questions about admission procedures at the October 18 fair.

    Three hundred colleges and universities in one place! Its like Comic-Con for kids who are into college pamphlets.

    We're of course referring to the 2011 Washington D.C. College Fair, which will take place in the Walter Washington Convention Center on October 18.

    Middle and high school students from across the Washington area are invited to attend the free event sponsored by the National Association of College Admission Counseling and the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

    Representatives from 300 colleges -- two- and four-year, both public and private -- will be on site to chat about admissions, financial aid and campus life.

    Feel free to leave your pens and pencils at home if you attend, as bar-code scanners at each booth will allow institutions to collect information on prospective students without having them fill out cards.

    Just don't show up wearing a mascot costume -- we hear it freaks out admissions reps. We heard ... from a friend.  Yeah, that's it.

    The event will be open to middle school students between 9-10 a.m.; high school students between 10 a.m. and 1p.m.; and high school students and their parents between 6-8 p.m.

    High school juniors and seniors are required to pre-register online.

    Performing and Visual Arts College Fair will take place at the same venue in November.