Rend Lake College invites students of any age, parents, and community members to join hundreds of high school students at the annual Illinois Regional College Fair (IRCF) next week, hosted by RLC in the James “Hummer” Waugh Gymnasium.
The free event will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 and will feature nearly 40 regional colleges and universities. During the two hour fair, representatives for each institution will be available for attendees to interact with, ask questions, and learn about college life.
New to the IRCF this year is StriveScan, a mobile-friendly and paperless student sign up process which allows college representatives to scan an individual barcode for each student to gather information. This allows students to spend more time asking questions and learning about each college or university by reducing time spent completing information forms.
To use it, students should register before the IRCF for free at www.strivefair.com. When registering, each will complete a short information form to receive a barcode via text. At the IRCF, students will provide that same barcode to each representative at institutions where they are interested in attending or receiving more information.
One of the most important aspects of the IRCF is for attendees to experience the many diverse opportunities to start or continue their post-secondary education, all in one location. Coming prepared to speak to representatives and ask questions is vital. Some of these questions include asking about the admission process and requirements, available majors at the institution, the campus setting and culture, the cost of attendance, financial aid availability, and other student services.
Below are the colleges and universities who have been confirmed for the fair at RLC, though more may be in attendance. The fair is sponsored by the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling. Students may attend the event without a parent or guardian present. For more information, contact Rachel Sveda-Webb at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1298, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Illinois University
Hannibal LaGrange University
Illinois State University
Illinois Student Assistance Commission
Iowa Wesleyan University
Lincoln Christian University
Missouri Baptist University
Murray State University
Northern Illinois University
Olivet Nazarene University
Parkland College – Institute of Aviation
Ranken Technical College
Rend Lake College
Southeast Missouri State University
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
University of Akron
University of Evansville
University of IL at Chicago
University of Illinois Springfield
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
University of Missouri-St. Louis
University of Saint Francis
University of Southern Indiana
Western Illinois University