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Fairfax County Schools to Host College Fairs Oct. 16 & 17

Fairfax County Public Schools will host its 2011 College Fair on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Fair Oaks Mall and College Night on Monday, Oct. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hayfield Secondary School. High school students and their families are encouraged to attend these two events to explore postsecondary educational opportunities.

Representatives from approximately 400 colleges and universities, including two-year and four-year colleges as well as military academies and business and technical schools, will be on hand at both events to talk to prospective students.

At College Night, students can attend workshops on college and career planning, the role of standardized tests in the application process, writing the college application essay, financial aid, and information for student athletes and students with disabilities. Workshops are presented by college and university representatives and FCPS employees.

Students can register at www.fcpscollegefairs.com.