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All Dane County students and families invited to attend. Over 100 Colleges in attendance!

facebook-event-icon.pngLOCATION: James Madison Memorial High School, 201 South Gammon Rd.
DATE: Monday, March 9th, 2020
TIME: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 11th and 12th grade students are strongly encouraged to attend. However, the fair is open to anyone.


Financial Aid Presentations: 6:00-6:30pm and 7:00-7:30pm in the Auditorium by Cheryl Rapp, College Affordability Specialist, Look Forward Wisconsin

Colleges in Attendance: View a list of past attendees here). (Please note, not all of these colleges will be in attendance at the Madison WEF. A final list will be available on this website after March 1)

Registration: Pre-registration is highly recommended. Please register for a barcode at www.gotocollegefairs.com BEFORE coming to the college fair.

Transportation: Bussing is available through your school. Please see your school counselor for details.

How to Prepare for the College Fair:

  • Pre-register for a barcode) (this makes it easier for colleges to get your information and will save you time filling out cards at each school)
  • Log in to Xello to review and update your saved or recommended colleges, as well as your intended area of study (if known).
  • Review the list of colleges in attendance and decide which schools you would like to speak with
  • Review these Questions to Ask College Representatives

After the Fair

  • Sort through and organize the information you and your parents gathered and any notes you took at the fair.
  • Update your Xello account with any new saved schools
  • Feel free to send a thank you email to any admissions counselors whose school stood out to you and ask any questions you might have.
  • Consider scheduling a campus visit or attending Open House at the college.
  • Follow up with your school counselor for support

If you are a college interested in attending our fair, please register through the WEF (https://wefs.regfox.com/spring-2020-wisconsin-education-fairs). Please reach out to MMSD School Counseling and Transitions Coordinator, Mindy Willard, with inquiries (mjwillard@madison.k12.wi.us).


  • American Academy of Art (4-Year Private)

  • Ferris State University (4-Year Public)

  • Knox College) (4-Year Private)

  • Mount Mary University (4-Year Private)

  • Paul Mitchell the School Madison (Specialty School)

  • The University of Tampa (4-Year Private)

  • University of Northwestern St. Paul (4-Year Private)

  • University of Wisconsin Platteville) (4-Year Public)

  • Alverno College (4-Year Private)

  • Alverno College (4-Year Private)

  • Augustana College (4-Year Private)

  • Bellin College (4-Year Private)

  • Beloit College (4-Year Private)

  • Bradley University (4-Year Private)

  • Cardinal Stritch University (4-Year Private)

  • Carroll University (4-Year Private)

  • Carthage (4-Year Private)

  • Clarke University (4-Year Private)

  • Concordia University Chicago (4-Year Private)

  • Concordia University-Wisconsin (4-Year Private)

  • Drake University (4-Year Private)

  • Dunwoody College of Technology (2-Year Private)
  • Edgewood College (4-Year Private)

  • Finlandia University (4-Year Private)

  • George Williams College of Aurora University (4-Year Private)

  • Grand Canyon University (4-Year Private)

  • Hamline University (4-Year Private)

  • Illinois Wesleyan University (4-Year Private)

  • Institute of Beauty & Wellness/Aveda Institute Madison (Specialty School)

  • Lawrence Technological University (4-Year Private)

  • Lawrence University (4-Year Private)

  • Luther College (4-Year Private)

  • Marian University (4-Year Private)

  • Marquette University (4-Year Private)

  • Michigan Technological University (4-Year Public)

  • Millikin University (4-Year Private)

  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (4-Year Private)

  • North Central College (4-Year Private)

  • North Park University (4-Year Private)

  • Northcentral Technical College (2-Year Public)

  • Northern Michigan University (4-Year Public)

  • Northland College (4-Year Private)

  • Colorado State University (4-Year Public)
  • Macalester College

  • Harris-Stowe State University

  • Calvin University

  • Central Michigan University

  • Hope College

  • Air Force ROTC

  • Ripon College (4-Year Private)

  • Rockford University (4-Year Private)

  • Saint Mary's College (4-Year Private)

  • Simpson College (4-Year Private)

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (4-Year Public)

  • St. Ambrose University (4-Year Private)

  • St. Catherine University (4-Year Private)

  • St. Cloud State University (4-Year Public)

  • St. Norbert College (4-Year Private)

  • United States Army (Military)

  • Universal Technical Institute (Specialty School)

  • University of Iowa (4-Year Public)

  • University of Minnesota Duluth (4-Year Public)

  • University of Minnesota Rochester (4-Year Public)

  • University of Minnesota Twin Cities (4-Year Public)

  • University of Nebraska Lincoln (4-Year Public)

  • Lakeland University (4-Year Public)

  • Madison Area Technical College (2-Year Public)
  • University of Northern Iowa (4-Year Public)

  • University of Oregon (4-Year Public)

  • University of St. Thomas (4-Year Private)

  • University of Wisconsin Eau Claire (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin Green Bay (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin La Crosse (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin Madison (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin Parkside (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin Stout (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin Superior (4-Year Public)

  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater (4-Year Public)

  • Upper Iowa University (4-Year Private)

  • Valparaiso University (4-Year Private)

  • Viterbo University (4-Year Private)

  • Wartburg College (4-Year Private)

  • Winona State University (4-Year Public)

  • Wisconsin Air National Guard (Military)

  • Wisconsin Army National Guard (Military)