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Before BigFuture Days

Four things to prepare for BigFuture Days.

To make the most of your time at BigFuture™ Days, it’s important to plan ahead. This way you can focus your time at the fair on schools and sessions of most interest to you.

Do four things:

Save Your List

Find out which colleges will be at the fair. Write down the names of colleges you want to learn about or save them to a list on BigFuture. Find a list of participating colleges for each fair here.


BigFuture Days NortheastEvent completed

BigFuture Days West + Southwest, Event completed

BigFuture Days Midwest, Sunday, April 18, 4:00-8:00 PM ET / 1:00-5:00 PT

BigFuture Days Southeast, Thursday, April 29, 5:00-9:00 PM ET / 2:00-6:00 PM PT

Explore Your Options

If you’re unsure which colleges you’re interested in, discuss some options with your school counselor, talk to your family, or use our tool on BigFuture to narrow down schools by your interests. Try sorting by intended major or location. Don’t worry right now whether you’ll get accepted. Start with a broad list to gather information.

Gather Questions

Make a list of questions. You’ll have a chance to connect with college admissions representatives and current college students. What are things you want to ask them that can’t be found on their website? Here are some things to consider.

Invite Your Parent/Guardian

As part of your event registration, you can include your parent or guardian to attend by adding their email information. They will receive an email notification about your registration so that you can participate together.

For more information about college planning, explore BigFuture:

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