UNT to host NorTexas College Fair for area high school students

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

What: NorTex College Fair for prospective students and parents

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Sept. 20 (Tuesday)

Where: University of North Texas' Discovery Park campus, 3940 N. Elm St. in Denton

Cost: Free

Contact: UNT Office of Admissions at 940-565-2681, e-mail jason.peacock@unt.edu, or visit www.unt.edu/nortex. To register, visit www.texascollegefairs.org.

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Nearly 200 colleges and universities from Texas and across the country will have representatives at the NorTex College Fair, which will be held at the University of North Texas Discovery Park campus from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Sept. 20 (Tuesday). The annual fair will provide admissions, financial aid and other information to prospective students from Denton, Lewisville, Keller and surrounding school districts, and their parents.

Students who attend high schools in the following independent school districts are invited to attend:

  • Denton
  • Lewisville
  • Keller
  • Argyle
  • Aubrey
  • Krum
  • Lake Dallas
  • Ponder
  • Sanger
  • Slidell
  • Valley View

College informational booths will be set up at UNT's Discovery Park campus, which is located at 3940 N. Elm St. in Denton.

Two forums – a Financial Aid and a Getting into College forum – will also be held throughout the event. High school counselors from the school districts and representatives for military service academies will also be available to assist students.

See a list of colleges and universities that participated in the 2010 fair.

"Our goal is to help prospective students find the college or university that is the right fit for them by providing information about UNT as well as colleges and universities outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth region," said Jason Peacock, assistant director of undergraduate admissions at UNT. "And we hope to showcase our programs and facilities to help position UNT as a top choice for area students."

For the first time, the NorTex College Fair will use scanner technology to provide student contact information to colleges and universities. Students registering online will need to print their confirmation form after registering. This confirmation form will include a bar code that college representatives will scan in order to collect the students' contact information. This will save considerable time from filling out contact cards at the event.

Registration is not required to attend the fair, but students are highly encouraged to register online.

Learn more about the event online or contact the UNT Office of Admissions at 940-565-2681.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

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