PWCS College Fair webpage banner featuring a collage of different universities


Freedom High School
15201 Neabsco Mills Road
Woodbridge, VA 22191
October 12, 2023

6–8 p.m.
Battlefield High School
15000 Graduation Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
October 16, 2023

6–8 p.m.

College fairs are an excellent place for students to begin planning for their future. It is a place to meet representatives from in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities.

The PWCS College Fairs are hosted by the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (VACRAO) and will partner again with StriveScan. Students are not required to register ahead of time but may choose to register prior to or on the day of the event to easily share contact information with college representatives using a personalized QR code. There is no cost to register for the event. Below is information if you choose to register–strongly encouraged, but not required.

How Registration & Scanning Works

  1. Students/Parents/Counselors/Professionals are encouraged to register at
  2. Fill out a short registration form (it only takes 1.5 minutes) to get your barcode which allows you to easily and safely share contact information with colleges for free.
  3. Scan your barcode with colleges to receive more information.

StriveFair QR code College reps can instantly view the student's information the students add to their StriveScan profile. In addition, high school students can view their unofficial transcript in StudentVUE to add their current GPA to their registration profile (this is optional).
The PWCS College Fairs
will host 20-minute
Tiny Talks

Military College Pathways 
Highlights the military pathways while in college to include ROTC, service academies, military colleges, and Corps of Cadets.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)
Overview of upcoming changes families can expect on the new FAFSA® application coming in December.

Naviance Senior Overview
How to add colleges to Naviance, match to the Common App, and request transcripts and letters of recommendation. 

Overview of the Common App
Review the Common Application sections and necessary steps.

American Sign Language Interpreter Requests:
If a student or parent will need an American Sign Language interpreter, please contact Alissa Bridges at [email protected] by Wednesday, October 4, 2023, to ensure an ASL interpreter is assigned to you. Please indicate which college fair you will be attending.
View the list of colleges, universities, and
vocational/technical schools represented at each fair.



The following resources are provided for college and career school counselors to assist in promoting StriveScan for student registration:

  • Utilize the Fair Toolkit to promote student registration. These materials can be helpful both in advance of the fair, and day of the event. As students arrive for the fair, StriveScan recommends asking, “Do you have a barcode?” If they do not, provide them with one of the handouts included or share the barcode provided and direct them to sign up.