Free event will take place in campus Wellness Center. on Sept. 18.

    A Minnesota Education Fair for all high school students and their parents will be held at the University of Minnesota Crookston on Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., in the campus Wellness Center. Admission is free. Students should contact their high school counselor for more information.

    The fair provides students and parents an opportunity to explore a variety of options for continued education and technical training after high school.  Representatives from nearly 60 educational institutions and other organizations will be available to answer questions and provide important information for post-high school planning.  Structured like a trade show, students and parents can view displays and speak to representatives from the schools, colleges, and organizations that interest them.

    Rather than filling out information cards, students can register ahead of time and create a personal barcode to be scanned at the fair by the colleges of their choice. Visit before arriving, print out the barcode, and bring it along to the fair.

    Sponsored by the Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling, the same organization that hosts the National College Fair held in the Twin Cities each fall, this program offers an opportunity for high school student to begin planning for life after graduation.