2021 PROBE Fair

NCSS Announces PROBE College Fair for High School Students
Posted on 09/23/2021
PROBE LogoThe highly anticipated Probe College Tour is back this month with opportunities for Newton County School System (NCSS) students high school students. Representatives from colleges and universities are eager to meet NCSS high schoolers on Monday, September 27 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Newton College & Career Academy (NCCA).

Probe is a known leader in offering exposure to secondary education opportunities to high school students. This year’s face-to-face fair at NCCA will allow unparalleled connections for students and college representatives.

“We are so excited to be back in person again after a year hosting virtual fairs,” says Clint Hobbs, Probe Executive Director. “We remain committed to offering safe events and recognize a face-to-face approach has unique benefits for participants.”

To mitigate concerns regarding COVID, fair organizers are implementing several safety features for the 2021-22 tour.

◾All students will need to pre-register on the Probe website to get their unique QR code. Through a touchless experience, students can share their information to get on college mailing lists.
◾Organizers will adjust to adopt health and safety recommendations.
◾Mitigation efforts include but are not limited to masking, social distancing, and capacity management.

According to Hobbs, PROBE Fairs are a great way to introduce students to colleges of various sizes. Often, a small or mid-sized school may be the best fit for a student, and Hobbs notes that Probe is where students often discover and connect with colleges they are not familiar with.

“Probe offers a great first step in the college selection process,” says Hobbs. “Getting information from a variety of colleges and universities will help students plan for an on-campus visit to their top choice or choices.”

“NCSS students attending next week’s PROBE College Fair at the Career Academy will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 60 colleges and universities,” said Grenetta Turner, school counselor at NCCA. “During the Fair students and parents can learn more information not only about the many different colleges and universities out there, but also about various programs of study, housing, admissions requirements, financial aid, scholarships, and campus life. I’d definitely encourage our local high school students to attend.”

Turner, added that masks are required at the event.

To pre-register, students may visit RegisterProbe.com or scan the QR code below.