Plan to spend an exciting day at the 2020 SERF College Fair!

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

390 Lincoln Rd.

Sudbury, MA  01776

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Doors open at 12:00pm

Opening Keynote Address (Auditorium): 12:15pm – 1:00pm

Exhibit Hall of Colleges & Gap Year Programs (Cafeteria): 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Informational Seminars (Classrooms): 1:10pm – 3:00pm

Plan ahead to get the most out of all that the SERF College Fair has to offer:

  • Keep checking this website for updated listings of the more than 100 Colleges and Gap Year programs that will be in attendance.
  • Students, be sure to make of list of the schools you want to visit with, AND leave time for investigating others.
  • Parents, review the times and listings of the seminars offered concurrently with the College Fair (preview below).
  • Students and parents, plan on arriving early to listen to our nationally-renowned keynote speaker.

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SEMINARS

Seminars will be held between 1:10pm and 3:00pm on a variety of great topics.  There are multiple options for the 1:10pm and 2:10pm time slots.  Please read on for more information on our exciting offerings and on our Opening Keynote address.


OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS

12:15pm – 1:00pm 

Looking Beyond the Rankings to Find the Right College Fit   

Auditorium

Presented by Maria Furtado, Executive Director, Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL)

Maria Furtado Keynote SpeakerToo often the media stories scare students and parents as they approach the college search process. This should be a joyful time, not a high stakes game which neglects the individual fit. Find out why this happens and how the process can be approached with a focus on the student–not the rankings and ratings–in order to determine a great college choice. CTCL is a nonprofit dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process.

Please plan to arrive before the college fair tables open for our nationally recognized and dynamic keynote speaker! 


INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS

Choice of Topics Offered in Two Sessions Concurrently with College Fair:

SESSION 1:  1:10pm – 2:00pm

College Admissions Testing:

A Roadmap for the ACT, SAT & Other Tests

Drew Heilpern, Summit Educational Group 


Gap Year Benefits and Basics: Could Gap Time Be Right for You?

Sandy Storer, A Gap Away

Conquering the College Essay: 

Bringing Your Application to Life

Jamie Gossels, JGossels College Consulting  


A Look Inside the Application Review Process

College Admission Officer Panel, led by High Point University

SESSION 2:  2:10pm – 3:00pm

How to Navigate College Admissions Testing: the SAT, the ACT and YOU 

Travis Minor, Open Door Education


A Hand on the Wheel: The Parent Role in the College Process

Maria Platt, MBA, Achieve – Coach College Consulting

Building Affordability Into Your College Search 

Katelyn Klapper, CEP & Catie Costello, College Options, LLC


Application Options and Strategies: What to Know about Applying ED, EA, REA, RD, Rolling, Priority and More 

Todd Richman, Achieve Admissions