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WACAC’s annual College Fairs provides students with the opportunity to meet representatives from colleges and universities from all over the country and beyond. Eight locations throughout central and northern California typically hosts fairs in the Spring. The Las Vegas fair occurs in the Spring as well and Reno’s annual fair is usually in the Fall. College and university participants must be active WACAC members and be non-profit institutions. Applications for membership may take up to one complete business week for approval so please plan accordingly if your college/university will be attending any of our fairs.

Annual Conference

2019 Super Conference with our colleagues from Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain.
May 20 – 22, 2019
Arizona Grand Resort and Spa, Phoenix, AZ

Exhibitor Guidelines

WACAC College Fair exhibitors play a major role in the success of each of our programs. The Executive Board of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), along with members of the local planning committee are responsible for creating a professional and safe environment for the delivery of WACAC’s College Fair program. Please find the Exhibitor Guidelines here.

Scanner Information

WACAC is pleased to announce the addition of scanning technology to our regional college fairs starting this fall! We have partnered with StriveScan to provide this service and scanning will be included in your WACAC fair registration.


Registered institutions will receive an email from StriveScan with instructions on how to sign up and get started.

College reps may use the StriveScan app on their iPhone, Android, or iPad to scan students’ barcodes (no other device needed!). Reps can instantly view the student’s profile information and take notes right in the app. After the fair, reps export the student data with one click, instantly, to a CSV Excel file. If you have multiple reps attending from the same institution, both can scan from their own phones.

For more information, we recommend watching the two-minute intro video at

If you have questions, feel free to contact StriveScan at


Go to to register for a barcode. It’s free and will save you time. The day after the fair, you will receive a report with information about each college with whom you scanned.


High School Counselors do not need to register for college fairs as they will not be scanned by college reps. Encourage your students to register for a barcode before they attend the fair at Download and print StriveScan’s handout for students.

Fall 2019 WACAC Reno Fair

Sunday, October 20th
Joe Crowley Student Center
University of Nevada, Reno
Site Chair: Kati Swanson

Registration to begin late summer.