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College Fair to Bring 100 Colleges, Universities to Lanier Tech

The Georgia Education Articulation Committee’s Fall 2012 PROBE College Fair will be in Cumming on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Lanier Technical College.

The Georgia Education Articulation Committee’s (GEAC) Fall 2012 PROBE College Fair will be in Cumming on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at from 9 a.m. to noon.

The "Forsyth County Fair" is free and open to high school students and their families.

"The PROBE fair involves over a 100 colleges that are represented," said Tom Neighbour, chair of the Lambert High School counseling department and event organizer for Forsyth County.

While Tuesday's college fair is during school hours, Neighbour told Cumming Patch that the event is available to students in the form of a field trip.

All county high schools will be taking those students who can attend the college fair to Lanier Tech.

"Lambert is sending five bus loads of juniors and seniors over to the fair tomorrow [Tuesday]," he said.

A college fair allows students to visit with admissions representatives from the colleges that will be gathering under one roof.

"So for juniors it's especially important to them to go and maybe discover some colleges that they are going to consider applying to as a senior," said Neighbour. "For seniors it's a great opportunity to invest some time. Especially for those students that may not have a full list developed yet and are still searching for schools to apply to."

GEAC’s mission is to stimulate interest in post-secondary education for citizens of Georgia by bringing together students, parents, counselors, administrators and representatives of post-secondary educational institutions, which include colleges, universities and technical colleges. 

Neighbour added, if students and parents miss the Forsyth County Fair they are welcomed to attend the college fair later in the day at North Point Mall located at 1000 North Point Circle in nearby Alpharetta from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

For more information and to view the entire fall schedule visit the Georgia PROBE website.

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