The 18th Annual Spring College Fair at Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) in Hinesburg is happening this year on Monday, April 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. College representatives from across the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions and Canada will be available to speak with both students and parents.

Spring is the perfect time for juniors to explore what is available. The fair is a manageable size, and students and parents have the opportunity to talk directly with the college representatives who may be the same people who read their applications in the fall. Another benefit of the fair is that our 9th and 10th graders begin to think about the broad range of colleges and set some preliminary college goals.

In our current economy it’s especially important to research all the options available and be well informed to become wise consumers. While the event is based at CVU, we invite area students and parents to take advantage of this unique opportunity. We are excited to host the nine area high schools that will be busing students in to attend this important event.

Representatives from schools that offer four-year, two-year and one-year certificate programs will be in attendance. The fair is free, and all students and parents from surrounding communities are welcome to attend. For more information call Garrath Higgins at (802) 482-7137 or email him.