To all students, counselors, families, and allies,
Thank you for attending NJACAC’s second annual LGBTQ+ College Fair. NJACAC has organized college fairs and college readiness events for decades, and we wanted to bring back this safer space for LGBTQ+ students to freely ask the questions that are most important to them:
Will I fit in at this institution? Can I see myself as a student there? Will I matter?
Each school participating in this fair has taken an active step in building their LGBTQ+ communities and they have acknowledged wanting to create an inclusive campus environment. Additionally, we have utilized the Campus Pride Index to showcase an objective rating as to where the policies of each institution fall in terms of LGBTQ+ friendliness. The Campus Pride Index is always a good place to start but it should not be the only place you look.
During the fair sessions, please ask questions. Take this time to explore and ask the representatives about the experiences you hope to have. Share your concerns about the barriers you may face. Follow up with the representatives after this event and if you are able, go see those campuses you liked in person. We hope after this event, you are one step closer to obtaining what every student hopes to find in a college; the best fit for you.
LGBTQ Students and the College Search Process
4:00-4:45 PM Eastern
The college admission process can be daunting for any student, but if you are an LGBTQ+ student, navigating the process can often feel like there are additional challenges that they didn’t even see coming. This session will explore how LGBTQ+ students can research and ask meaningful questions to find a school that is a great fit for them.
Representation in Writing: Inside the College Essay for LGBTQIA+ Students
5:00-5:45 PM Eastern
To come out or not to come out in your essay. That is the question.
Writing the perfect college essay is daunting for any college student, but there are additional questions and concerns for LGBTQIA+ students. This session will provide overall tips for writing a strong college essay as well as how to best represent yourself no matter your identity. All questions welcome!
College Fair Schedule
Frequently Asked Questions
How do parents/guardians register?
Parents/guardians are welcome to join! Please register using your student’s information.
Will the colleges be able to see or hear me?
No. Your camera and microphone will be off, so the college representatives will not be able to see or hear you. (So there’s no need to dress up!)
If you’d like to ask a question, you’ll be able to type your question using the Q&A tool.
How do I join the webinar?
First, register for each session you want to attend.
Once you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email with your personalized link to join the Zoom Webinar.
(You will also receive an email with a barcode, but the barcode is not necessary for this virtual event.)
A reminder email and link will be sent again one day and one hour before the session begins.
Will sessions be recorded?
Yes. Sessions will be recorded and available on this page within a week after the program concludes.
We encourage you to participate live so you can ask questions and interact with the college admission counselors.
If you cannot attend live, you should still register for the session you’re interested in. This will allow the colleges in the session to follow up with you directly.
Can I participate in more than one session?
Yes! You are encouraged to register and attend multiple sessions to gain exposure to a range of different colleges and universities.
Consider signing up for sessions with colleges you may have never heard of before to explore the many opportunities available.
Is student information shared?
When you register, you are sharing your registration information only with colleges/institutions listed on that particular session and the sponsoring organization.
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When you register, you are sharing your registration information only with colleges/institutions listed on that particular session and the sponsoring organization. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties.