Annual College Fair Hosted By PSC Oct. 14 [10/2/14]
Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting the Illinois College Exposition Fair (ICE) from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Atrium on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.
More than 100 representatives from in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities will be on hand to answer high school students’ and their parents’ questions about programs, campus activities, and admissions requirements. Current PSC students who are thinking about transferring to earn a bachelor’s degree also can learn about transfer options.
There will be two financial aid seminars about applying for federal financial aid at 6:30 and 7:15 p.m. in the Conference Center Auditorium.
A seminar on athletic eligibility and scholarships, featuring Frank DuBois of Lewis University, will be held at 6:45 p.m. in the Conference Center room 1315. DuBois will address NCAA rules and regulations, as well as recent changes.
The annual event is organized by the South Suburban Counselors Fair Committee, which includes counselors from PSC, Bloom High School, Bloom Trail High School, Crete-Monee High School, Marian Catholic High School, Peotone High School, Rich Central High School, Rich East High School, and Rich South High School.
PSC Associate Professor and Counselor Sarah Hein says it is important for all students who plan to transfer after attending PSC to attend the fair.
“Students can learn about class choices and scholarship options that they need to know - even two years before they plan to transfer,” she said.
Sponsors for this year’s fair include Country House and Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
The fair is free and open to the public. For a complete listing of colleges and universities attending the fair, visit prairiestate.edu/college fairs. For more information, call PSC’s Counseling and Academic Advising Center at (708) 709-3506.