college_fair-web.jpgHigh school students from eight area schools attended a college fair hosted at Mayville State University Wednesday, Sept. 30. The fair was sponsored by the Dakota Association for College Admission Counseling (DACAC), and wrapped up the 2015 DACAC North Dakota college fair schedule, which offered fairs in 16 North Dakota cities.

Students and counselors from Central Valley Public School, Ada-Broup (Minn.) Public School, Hillsboro Public School, May-Port CG High School, Hatton Eielson Public School, Northwood Public School, Finley-Sharon Public School, and Larimore Public School participated. Students were able to explore their post-high school plans with representatives of 35 post-secondary institutions, including public and private colleges and universities, technical institutes, beauty schools, the military services, and financial aid information organizations.

The DACAC is a chartered regional affiliate of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The national association conducts an annual conference, tracks government relations issues affecting college admissions, develops ethical guidelines for dealing with high school students in the admission process, and encourages leadership development at the national and regional levels.

Students from Larimore and Central Valley High Schools ate lunch at Mayville State and later participated in a college application day sponsored by the North Dakota University System (NDUS). Mayville State provided a bank of computers that could be used by the high school seniors when filling out their college applications for admission. NDUS representatives were on hand to offer their assistance.

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Top: MSU enrollment representative Carmen Pena and MSU assistant professor of education Dr. Sarah Anderson visit with prospective Mayville State students during the college fair held at Mayville State Sept. 30.

Bottom: North Dakota University System Director of Financial Aid, Brenda Zastoupil, gives direction regarding the application process, while high school seniors begin their work. College representatives from NDUS institutions were on hand to help out.