Automation allows students to create a secure online profile that is attached to a barcode. When they bring their barcode to the fair, college reps can scan it to gain access to their information and make following up easier. Automation essentially eliminates the need for prospect cards, which take a long time to fill out and often leave reps with incomplete information.
Students visit gotocollegefairs.com to register for a fair, at which point they’re given a barcode to print and bring with them.
Institutions who are attending the fair have the option to rent a scanner, allowing them to easily access prospective students’ information.
Making your fair automated doesn’t add much extra work for you. You’ll just want to:
The best way to ensure students arrive at your fair with barcodes in hand is to:
Bringing a barcode provides students and colleges with a lot of advantages, like:
Onsite registration acts as a safety net for students who forgot to register ahead of time. In order to offer onsite registration for your students you’ll need either:
You can also display the QR code poster provided in the gotocollegefairs.com Association Resources page, which will guide students to register on their mobile devices. Students may be able to use the barcode on their phone, however some colleges will not be equipped to scan barcodes on screen and students are highly encouraged to print their codes.