Minnesota Education Fairs

For FALL 2020 Institutions and Admissions Representatives

We are excited to announce that MACAC is partnering with StriveScan to produce the Virtual College Exploration program for Minnesota students this fall.

The goal of the Virtual College Exploration program is to provide students with a wealth of college search information, allow them to browse and learn about different colleges, and ask questions of admissions counselors, all in a safe, flexible, online format.

The program will consist of college knowledge sessions on topics such as finding a college that fits, choosing a major, tips for writing a college essay, and more, presented by admission counselors. The program will also feature information sessions from a wide variety of colleges and universities.

Participating institutions must be current MACAC members and adhere to the MEF rules and regulations.


College Knowledge and Affinity Group Panels

    • September 28 - October 2
    • Your panel must include at least 3 colleges represented

Institution Specific Presentations

  • October 5-9
  • October 12-14

Each session begins at the top of the hour and will run for 45 minutes. All sessions will be recorded and available on the MACAC website.

Panel Topics

Examples of College Knowledge Topics: Applying to College as an LGBTQ+ Student, Tips for Applying to Art Colleges, Do’s and Don’ts of Essay Writing, Navigating Financial Aid and Reconsideration, Being Undecided, Test-Optional, Parents' Role in the College Search

Examples of Affinity Group Panels: The State Public Colleges, Jesuit Colleges, Taste of the South


Panel Presentations

    • 45 minutes
    • $200 per institution
    • Must include at least 3 institutions

Institutions and representatives may participate in any number of panel presentations.

Institution Specific Presentations

  • 45 minutes
  • $300

Each institution may register for a maximum of one information session.


Registration will open to members on Monday, August 3. See MEF Eligibility below for more details. MACAC reserves the right to make recommendations and adjustments for presentation timing and topics that best serve students while also respecting the wishes of institutions.

  • Registration fees are nonrefundable.
  • Payment will be made by credit card only.
  • Registration will close on Monday, August 31
If you have questions about MACAC membership or MEF registration, please contact MACAC’s Executive Assistant, Liz Hayes, at macac.msc@gmail.com.


MEF participation and registration is limited to educational institutions and college- or university-affiliated ROTC programs that are 2020-21 MACAC Post-Secondary or Organizational members. JOIN or RENEW!

Eligibility: MEF participation is limited to educational institutions that are 2020-2021 MACAC Post-Secondary members. MEF participation and registration is limited to Title IV eligible and accredited colleges, universities, college- or university-affiliated ROTC programs, other post-secondary institutions, or programs offering curricular study leading to a degree or diploma. NOTE: The home institution that an ROTC program is affiliated with must be a current MACAC member and a 2020-2021 paid Contract Holder. The ROTC Program can only represent their home institution that they are affiliated with.

Representatives must adhere to the MEF Regulations. It is also strongly encouraged that they follow NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP).

Panel Presentation Registration                          Institution Session Registration

Presentation Facilitators

We will be in need of many volunteers to help facilitate each session. Both MACAC members and non-members can assist with this and will receive training on how to do so. Sign-ups for presentation facilitators will open August 10.

Town Hall for Questions and Answers

The MACAC MEF Tri-Chairs and StriveScan hosted a town hall meeting on Monday, July 27. Slides will be available shortly.

Contact Us

MEF Committee Tri-Chairs:

Ninette Carlson, Michigan Technological University
Beth Kreusch, College Guide
Jeff Polski, University of Minnesota, Rochester
Amy Harker, Iowa State University

MACAC Executive Assistant
Liz Hayes

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