STL Metro East Illinois Regional College Fair - Southwestern Illinois College

Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, 1:30-3:30 PM

Belleville Campus Varsity Gym, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville, IL, 62221

High School students and community college transfer students are invited to meet with more than 100 colleges and universities and attend financial aid and transfer planning workshops.

College Fair: 1:30-3:30 PM
Financial Aid Workshops: 1:45-2:15 PM and 2:45-3:15 PM
Transfer Planning Workshop: 2:15-2:45 PM

Modifications to the event schedule may be made in order to follow IDPH safety guidelines.

Free and open to the community. Save time by registering in advance at www.strivefair.com.

COLLEGE FAIR RESOURCES AND TIPS

  • Review college catalogs in your high school guidance office or visit the college websites before the fair. Develop questions to ask the representative at the fair.
  • Select your “must see” colleges in priority order. Allocate time at the fair to speak with each one.
  • Attend workshops on Financial Aid and Transfer Planning, if applicable to your college needs.
  • Visit out-of-area colleges first. Take the opportunity to learn about colleges new to you and colleges that are further away to visit. Talk to local colleges later in the fair when the lines are shorter.
  • Pick up business cards of the admissions representative or handouts and jot notes on the back for follow-up later.
  • NACAC Student and Parent College Planning Resources
  • Illinois Student Assistance Commission
  • College Board

Previous Attending Colleges and Universities

Check back for a list of the 2022 attending colleges and universities closer to the event date.
COLLEGES IN ILLINOIS
COLLEGES IN MISSOURI
COLLEGES NATIONWIDE

FINANCIAL AID WORKSHOP, 1:45-2:15 PM OR 2:45-3:15 PM

MC Theatre/Second Floor
Financial Aid 101 – Types, Qualifications, & Processes

Students and families will learn about the financial aid process and the steps to maximize and simplify the financial aid process. Open to all students and families.

TRANSFER PLANNING WORKSHOP, 2:15-2:45 PM

MC Theatre/Second Floor
Tips and Tools for Transfer Success

Are you a high school student considering attending SWIC before transferring to a four-year university? Are you a SWIC college student planning to transfer?Learn about the steps to transferring, course transferability, cost savings, application processes, deadlines, financial aid/scholarships and more.

ABOUT THE FAIR

THE COLLEGE FAIR IS COORDINATED BY SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A COMMITTEE OF LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES. THE FAIR IS SPONSORED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ILLINOIS ASSOCIATION FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELORS (IACAC) AND IS PART OF THE STATEWIDE ILLINOIS REGIONAL COLLEGE FAIR (IRCF) SCHEDULE.

Institutions wishing to participate may register here:  St. Louis Metro East Baccalaureate College Fair

COLLEGE FAIR COMMITTEE
  • KATIE DAWSON (ON-SITE COORDINATOR), SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
  • MERLE WILDER, BELLEVILLE EAST HIGH SCHOOL
  • AMANDA GUINN, BELLEVILLE WEST HIGH SCHOOL
  • JASON COREY, COLLINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
  • RENEE KURTZ, COLLINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
  • KATHLEEN KELLEY, COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL
  • ANNE MEINERT, FREEBURG HIGH SCHOOL
  • MARY JACKSON, HIGHLAND HIGH SCHOOL
  • JEANETTE SCHORFHEIDE, LEBANON HIGH SCHOOL
  • HALEY HORTON, SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
  • KEIMIA PARHAM, SOUTHWESTERN ILLINOIS COLLEGE
  • HEIDI HOUCHINS, TRIAD HIGH SCHOOL
  • KATHY SCHMIDT, WATERLOO HIGH SCHOOL