Students Encouraged to Attend Important College Fairs this Weekend

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Students attend Sac City Unified College Fair

Dozens of college recruiters will be in Sacramento this Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 to help Sac City Unified students explore various higher education programs and begin preparing to apply for college. These FREE college fairs are open to all 8th through 12th grade students and their families. The district encourages all students within these grade levels to attend these important events.

The college fairs are a unique and convenient opportunity for students and their families to learn about what many different colleges and programs have to offer, all in one place. Each college will have representatives available to answer questions and help students gain a better understanding of what various programs have to offer. These college recruiters and representatives will also be able to help explain admission criteria and what students should be prepared to do before applying.

“So far, 76 colleges have registered to participate, and more are expected to join in the coming days,” said Joseph Stymeist, Director of College and Career Readiness for Sacramento City Unified School District. Stymeist said he encourages students to pre-register online. On site registration will also be available on the morning of the events. As an incentive to pre-register, Stymeist added, “We will be raffling prizes for those who have pre-registered.”

Below is information about each college fair:

The 18th Annual Sac City Unified College Fair will be held this Sunday, September 17 from 9 a.m. to Noon at Hiram Johnson High School (6879 14th Avenue). Many representatives from University of California schools and California State Universities will be in attendance. There will also be recruiters and representatives in attendance from many other colleges and universities from around the state and the country. Click here for a list of current colleges that are scheduled to attend

U-CAN is hosting the 18th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities Recruitment Fair on Saturday, September 16 from 8:30 a.m. to Noon at John F. Kennedy High School (6715 Gloria Drive). Recruiters from more than 40 HBCU’s will be available to provide information about their schools and offer “on the spot” admissions and scholarships to qualified students. Click here for a list of colleges scheduled to attend. Seniors should bring copies of their current transcript and SAT and ACT test scores if available. Non-seniors should bring a copy of their transcript.

All students attending the college fairs should bring their school identification card. Information about financial aid will also be available. 

For more information about this weekend’s college fairs, and future events, visit