Students Explore Higher Education Options at EPHS College Fair

Students Explore Higher Education Options at EPHS College Fair

PHOTO: An Elmhurst College representative speaks with students during the recent EPHS College Fair. Scroll down for more photos, or click here for a photo gallery.


More than 20 colleges and universities were on hand Friday, Oct. 6, for Elmwood Park High School's 2017 College Fair. The event took place in the school's South Gym and was open to EPHS seniors and juniors.

"The goal of the college fair was to help our students with their college choices," said EPHS counselor Mr. Anthony Poro

"Our students have many responsibilities and extracurricular activities going on right now, and they may not have been able to go visit the colleges to which they are applying," Mr. Poro continued. "The college fair gave them an opportunity to speak with the representatives from schools to help make their college decisions when the time comes."


Participating Colleges and Universities


The EPHS Counseling Office invited representatives from colleges and universities that have traditionally received numerous applications from Elmwood Park students. As a result, students could meet with representatives from the following institutions:

Aurora University
Columbia College Chicago
Concordia University Chicago
DePaul University
Dominican University
Eastern Illinois University
Elmhurst College
Illinois College
Illinois Institute of Technology
Illinois Wesleyan University
Monmouth College
Northern Illinois University
Northern Michigan University
Robert Morris University Illinois
Roosevelt University
Saint Xavier University
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Triton College
Universal Technical Institute
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Illinois at Springfield
​​​​​​​► University of Wisconsin System
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​► Western Illinois University

"The representatives were impressed with how well prepared our students were for the fair," Mr. Poro said. "The Counseling Office put together a lesson plan for the seniors, and their Academic Lab teachers gave the lesson to them the day before the event. Our students enjoyed the schools that attended because a majority of seniors are applying to those schools."


The Rest of the Year


Although this was the only college fair that EPHS will host during 2017-18, many college representatives will make individual visits to the school during the next several months.

Mr. Poro encourages students and parents to check the Counseling Office calendar and website regularly as well as the email they receive from the school to learn the latest about those visits.

In the meantime, thanks to the Counseling Office for organizing this year's fair and to the college representatives who participated. Good luck to our seniors as they embark on the college application process!


Photos from the 2017 EPHS College Fair


NOTE: The photos below are also available in a slideshow format, which can be found here. All photos are by Dave Porreca, D401 web/media specialist. Click any of the photos to see an enlarged view.


Students and college reps at the 2017 EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps at the EPHS College fair.


Students and college reps at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps talk at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHs College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


​​​​​​Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHs College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.​​​​​​


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.​​​​​​​​​​​


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.​​​​​​


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


Students and college reps meet at the EPHS College Fair.


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