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Registration open for college fair at Mountain View High School

Nayeon Kim
MVHS is hosting a college fair tomorrow for students of all grades. All are welcome to attend.

Mountain View High School is hosting the Mountain View-Los Altos (MVLA) College Fair, inviting over 75 schools across the nation, tomorrow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. MVHS campus, from 5-7 p.m. tomorrow. Students can register for the event beforehand, which is listed as “09/26/23 – Mountain View Los Altos College Fair” on the website.

Students of all grades and parents are welcome to attend the college fair, which will feature representatives from different schools, including admissions officers and alumni. Students can talk to these individuals and ask questions to learn more information about schools, such as campus life, tuition, or even the classes that are offered. 

College and Career Counselor Angela Price explained that college fairs are an opportunity for students to look at a wide range of options for schools, both private and public.  

“We tend to apply to the same few schools in the country: the eight Ivies and Stanford,” Price said. “But there are 4,000 colleges. So if kids never go to a fair, they don’t understand the broad opportunities we have in this country.” 

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“The big thing” about college fairs, according to Price, is that students who aren’t able to travel far get the chance to learn about colleges nationwide. 

“The college fair is coming to your backyard, so you don’t have to travel,” Price said. “College fairs are great equalizers for all students. It evens out the students who can afford to travel and those who can’t.”

Price emphasized that the fair isn’t about impressing admissions officers, but truly about exploration and finding the right future for each student.

“The fair’s about discovering colleges for yourself and finding out what’s special about the school that you might want to apply to,” Price said. “The main reason to go is to just see what’s out there.”

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