Golden Circle College Fair a Success for Iowa Families
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (Oct. 9, 2012) — The Golden Circle College Fair kicked off the
fall season, bringing nearly 2,000 students and parents, and representatives from more than
140 colleges and universities, to Des Moines for an afternoon of learning, college
exploration and discussion of the future.
“This year the fair was a great opportunity for students and parents to become familiar with
different types of colleges and to get started in the college planning process,” said Steve
Loven, event coordinator and a site coordinator for the Iowa College Access Network®
(ICAN), which hosts the annual fair.
A college fair is the ideal place to learn more about schools students might consider too far
away to visit, too expensive or exclusive, or otherwise unattainable, Loven said. “You really
don’t know what a school can do for you until you talk to them. The college might be able to
offer a great financial aid package or point out avenues for admission.”
In addition to Golden Circle fair, there are many other opportunities for Iowa students to
explore college choices at regional fairs throughout the state. A list of Iowa college fairs can
be found at www.ICANsucceed.org/collegefairs. Students can also find suggestions for
preparing for college fairs, making the most of their visits and what to do after a fair online.
ICAN advises fairgoers to make a list of questions for schools and to take preprinted
address labels to stick on college information cards. Page 2 of 2
The Golden Circle College Fair is held every fall in Des Moines. For more information about
the Golden Circle College Fair, contact ICAN at ICAN@ICANsucceed.org or (877) 272-