by Diane VanDyke
Montgomery County Community College will host the annual Montgomery County Regional College Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Physical Education Center at the Central Campus, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell. Free parking is available in the lots off of Morris and Cathcart roads. For additional information and to view the list of colleges and institutions registered, please visit www.mc3.edu or call Carolyn White at 215-641-6561.
Representatives from more than 150 accredited colleges and universities will be on hand to speak with students and their parents about admissions criteria and procedures. High school students in grades 10, 11 and 12 are encouraged to attend along with their parents and friends. The fair will also be beneficial for transfer and adult students, as well as for college students seeking a place to take courses while home for the summer.
Financial aid officers from local colleges and guidance counselors from Montgomery County high schools will be prepared to answer questions regarding paying for college and the college search process. In addition, representatives from lending institutions and financial advisors will offer information about their services.
Two special workshops will highlight the evening and will provide students with an in-depth look into the admissions process. At 7 p.m., Pat Tamborello, director of guidance at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, will present “Introduction to Admissions.” Participants will learn about application procedures, writing an entrance essay, early action and early decision options, scheduling a campus visit and other relevant topics. At 7:30 p.m., Denise Nuccio, financial aid and enrollment generalist at Montgomery County Community College, will present an overview of the financial aid process.