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UNI to host College Fair in the McLeod Center

September 7, 2011

Jenny Connolly, assistant director of admissions/outreach, Office of Admissions, 319-273-2281,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa, in conjunction with the Iowa Association of College Admissions Counselors, is inviting students from 32 Iowa high schools to participate in the 2011 McLeod Center College Fair, from 9 to 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20.

High school juniors and seniors will be able to visit with representatives from more than 85 post-secondary institutions from Iowa and surrounding states during the fair.

Students will have the opportunity to browse displays from the visiting institutions, which include two- and four-year public and private colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical and cosmetology schools, as well as the military.

This year the fair will be implementing the College Fair Automation barcode and scanner system to expedite the exchange of information between students and colleges. This process will provide students with the opportunity to register online prior to the event. This will generate a barcode that has all their profile information, which they bring to the fair. Colleges will be equipped with a scanner to capture the student data. Now representatives can have more meaningful conversations with students instead of getting stuck in the administrative task of gathering their information on a prospect card.

Students need to pre-register their information for the fair by accessing the registration form at The student's information will not be shared with any third party vendors. The information will only be shared with the colleges/universities the student targets.

For more information, contact Jenny Connolly, assistant director of admissions/outreach, at 319-273-2281 or toll-free at 1-800-772-2037 or