CSArts Juniors to Attend OCSA's College Fair in 2017

The goal of the College Fair is to provide an opportunity for students to explore a wide variety of post-secondary educational options. Through discussions and interaction with college representatives from around the country and abroad, students have a chance to network and learn about the institutions that interest them.

  • The fair will be expanded to two days, to allow for a larger number of Arts and Academic Panels, Workshops, and Master Classes.
  • Juniors and Seniors will have priority access to the college representatives at the booth fair, panel discussions, workshops and master classes.
  • The booth fair will be for students only – Parents are invited to attend the Thursday evening College Prep presentations.
  • Visual Arts, Digital Media and Film & Television will be hosting Senior Showcases and Culinary Arts will be highlighted during a special college rep breakfast.

College Fair 2017- SAVE THE DATE

Detailed Schedule

Details about the 2017 College Fair will be finalized in the fall.

Student Registration for OCSA's 2017 College Fair

Registration for the College Fair will be open for students in August. Check back here for the link to register.


FAQs for Parents

Why is parent participation limited this year?

In response to the feedback we received after last year's College Fair, we are focusing on providing quality face time for our juniors and seniors with the college representatives at the booth fair, panels, workshops and master classes.  It is our hope that this will result in meaningful connections between our students and the representatives of the colleges that interest them.  

How can I prepare my child for the College Fair to ensure they have a meaningful experience?

One of the most important things you can do is to help your child create a list of colleges that he or she can focus on at the booth fair.  It can be overwhelming to see over a hundred college reps at their tables, and it can result in students wandering aimlessly rather than targeting those schools that are the best fit for him or her.  Help your student review the list of colleges planning to attend, which will be posted in late August, and highlight those of interest.  That way when the detailed map of college booth locations becomes available, your child can map out a plan and make the most of his or her time at the booth fair.  

Secondly, it's also important for parents to remind their child that they will be meeting representatives of colleges and universities, who are often on the admissions staff, and are involved in the process of reading and evaluating applications for enrollment at their school. Making a good impression on these representatives is very important. However, students should also be aware that the admissions reps are on their side. They are coming to OCSA to answer questions and provide information about their college or university that will be helpful to the students here. So remind your child to take advantage of this opportunity to introduce themselves to the admissions representatives as well as others representing the schools they are interested in. Face time with students is important for college reps and we want our visitors to get to know our amazing OCSA students.

FAQs for Students

How do I register for the College Fair?

A registration link will be added to the College Fair page of the OCSA website in August.  Students will be asked to click on the link, complete the registration process, and print out a page with their unique barcode which they will bring with them to the College Fair. Scanning this barcode at college booths indicates your interest in that school as well as adding you to their contact list for future communication. 

What is the expectation for student participation?

Juniors and Seniors will have priority access to all facets of the College Fair.  They will be expected to attend the booth fair at their grade level's assigned time, and sign up for workshops, panel presentations and master classes that interest them.  Interested Sophomores and Freshman will be invited to attend the last half hour of the booth fair.

What do I do if a college I am interested in is not participating in the fair?

A preliminary list of colleges planning to attend, will be posted on the College Fair page of the OCSA website in late August.  If after reviewing that information, you would like to suggest a college not listed, please see Mrs. Beck in Student Services.  We are happy to invite additional colleges based on your input. Remember that it is unlikely that every college will be able to attend, but we will certainly do our best to invite a wide variety of colleges of interest to our students.

What food options will be available?

Food trucks will be parked on 10th Street on Thursday afternoon for students to enjoy.  Parents who choose to arrive early for the Thursday evening College Prep Sessions are also welcome to purchase food from the trucks and join their students for dinner on campus.