College Fairs


PNACAC Fall College Fairs

Fair Location Date Time
Douglas County Roseburg High School September 30, 2019 11:15am - 1:45pm
Southern Oregon Southern Oregon University October 1, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
Central Oregon Redmond High School October 3, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
Mid-Willamette Valley University of Oregon October 4, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
Thurston County *NEW* Saint Martin's University October 7, 2019

6:00 - 8:00pm

Snohomish County *NEW*  Lynnwood High School October 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Tri-Cities/Central Washington *NEW*

Chiawana High School October 26, 2019 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Tacoma *NEW*
University of Puget Sound October 30, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm


PNACAC Spring College Fairs 2020

Registration will open in January 2020.

Fair Location Date
Boise  Boise State University April 5, 2020
Spokane Gonzaga University April 28, 2020
Seattle Seattle University April 25, 2020
Portland University of Portland April 26, 2020



PNACAC College Fairs are FREE to students and families. Students attending the fairs should register for this fair by going to and filling out a quick form on their phone or computer (in advance or at the door). When they sign up, StriveScan sends them a barcode via text message and email. At the college fair, students present this barcode to college representatives when they are interested in receiving more information about that college. The next day, students receive an email with a report on of all of the colleges and representatives they met, along with their contact information and social media profiles.

Student StriveScan Registration



PNACAC is excited to partner with StriveScan to provide student scanning technology at our regional college fairs. The cost of using StriveScan is included in all PNACAC fair registrations; there is no need to purchase additional access codes or scanners. For more information, we recommend watching the two-minute intro video at

Colleges registered for PNACAC fairs will receive information from StriveScan on how to create an account, download their app, and start scanning student barcodes on their iPhone, Android, or iPad (no other device needed!). Reps can instantly view the student's profile information and take notes right in the app. After the fair, reps export the student data with one click, instantly, to a CSV Excel file. If you have multiple reps attending from the same institution, both can scan from their own phones.
  • All registration fees include StriveScan
  • Early Bird Registration (July 1 - August 31):  $225/table per fair
  • Regular Registration Rate (September 1 - September 20):  $250/table per fair
    • Registration for the Tri-Cities and Tacoma Fairs will remain open until October 15, 2019
  • On-Site Registration for each fair:  $325/table per fair
  • Refund Policy: 2019 Fall Fairs - Cancellations by date September 10, 2019 will receive a 50% refund; no refund will be issued after that date.
Registration has now closed for the PNACAC Fall Fairs with the exception of the Tri-Cities and Tacoma Fairs. 
Please contact PNACAC Executive
Assistant, Ann Nault, with questions:  [email protected]


PNACAC invites any Title IV eligible and regionally-accredited non-profit college, university, other post-secondary institution, or program offering curricular study leading to a degree or diploma to participate in the PNACAC College Fair Program. International non-profit universities that offer academic degrees or diplomas that are sanctioned by the country's Ministry of Higher Education or by US accrediting associations are also eligible to participate. Non-profit, CBO, state or federal grant supported programs with a primary mission of promoting college enrollment and who are approved in advance based on the assessment of the PNACAC College Fair Chair and the PNACAC Presidents may be granted limited participation on a case-by-case and space-available basis. All participating institutions must be members of PNACAC. PNACAC reserves the right to refuse or revoke the registration of any institution or organization.

If your institution does not meet the Eligibility Requirements and would like to appeal for a one-year waiver, contact the PNACAC College Fair Chair at [email protected]. Appeals should address the following:

  • Regional accreditation status
  • Transferability of credits to regionally accredited institutions
  • Confirmation that College Scorecard data is correct
  • Letters of support from local school counselors will also be considered.
Appeal deadline: September 1
Appeals are reviewed using the information provided by the institution along with College Scorecard data. The appeal committee consists of the Admissions Practice Committee Chair, College Fair Chair and the Presidents of PNACAC. Note: Approved institutions are subject to a $110 processing fee in addition to all college fair registration fees.



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The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) sponsors the following National College Fairs in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information can be found at Students can pre-register for the college fairs at By doing so, students and parents will receive a personalized barcode with their contact and academic information that they can print and bring to the fairs. When colleges and universities scan their barcode, they retrieve the information and are able to follow up with students after the fair. This saves the time of filling out individual information cards, thus allowing students to visit more booths during the fair.

  • Portland Performing and Visual Arts College Fair - Portland Art Museum
    • Monday, September 16, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Seattle Performing and Visual Arts College Fair - Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center
    • Tuesday, September 17, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Portland National College Fair - Oregon Convention Center
    • Sunday, October 27, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Monday, October 28, 9:00am - noon
  • Boise National College Fair - Expo Idaho
    • Wednesday, October 30, 9:00am - 2:00pm & 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Seattle National College Fair - Washington State Convention Center
    • Friday, November 1, 9:00am - noon
    • Saturday, November 2, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Spokane National College Fair - Spokane Convention Center
    • Tuesday, November 5, 9:00am - noon & 6:00pm - 8:00pm