2021-2022 Iowa ACAC College Fairs

The Iowa ACAC College Day/College Night Committee has finalized most programs for in-person fairs at locations around Iowa for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022. We will follow any safety protocols required by the individual campuses or State at that time.

Costs for the fairs will remain the same as in 2019-2020

        • One fair (In-State or Out-of-State Organizations): $250
        • In-State Reduced Participation (2-5 fairs):  $500
        • In-State Full Participation (More than 5 fairs):  $550
        • Out-of-State Reduced Participation (2-5 fairs):  $650
        • Out-of-State Full Participation (More than 5 fairs):  $750

A $300 late fee will be automatically assessed starting Aug. 14.


(The deadline for late registration opportunities for the spring fairs is January 21, 2022.)

Rescheduled Fair: Des Moines Lincoln Fair—Monday, February 28, 9:30am—11:30am (This is the DMPS College Fair!)
Updated Fair: Dowling Catholic Fair—Tuesday, March 1, 11:10am—1:10pm
Rescheduled Fair: Logan Magnolia Fair—Monday, March 21, 12:30pm—2:00pm
Additional Fair: Storm Lake Fair—Tuesday, March 22, 12:00pm—1:30pm** 

**Please note that the Storm Lake College Fair was not part of the original registration this summer. If you previously submitted the 2021-2022 Iowa ACAC College Day/College Night registration form for any Iowa ACAC fall or spring college fairs, you will not need to pay for this fair—you will just need to register using this registration link, if you plan to attend.

If you have NOT previously registered for any of the 2021-2022 Iowa ACAC college fairs, then you will need to do so at www.iowaacac.org/college-fairs and complete the payment.

Watch this page, listserv messages and our Facebook page for updates on programs.

 Important Reminders Regarding College Fair Registration:

  • The cost of registration does not include the StriveScan costs for names. If you’d like to use StriveScan to capture student names please be sure to buy StriveScan credits.

  • Communication regarding the fairs will be sent to the person listed as the attending representative. If the attending representative transitions from your office, it is the Key Contact's responsibility to unlink him/her from your online organizational profile and inform us at [email protected], so we can delete the name.

  • The Key Contact may submit the form for the attending representative. The Key Contact is responsible for updating all staff membership information on the web site. 
  • Institutions/organizations who sign up for our fairs receive an institutional membership as part of the package. You do NOT have to submit a separate membership form. Please make sure any new staff members are aware of this, too, so they don’t unnecessarily sign up for membership.

  • As has always been the case, there is a copy of the registration submission housed under the online organizational profile, accessible by the Key Contact for the organization.

  • Organizations must register by the deadline to participate.


Iowa ACAC is switching to StriveScan for college fair scanning. 

Iowa ACAC is pleased to announce we have partnered with StriveScan to bring their student barcode scanning technology to our college fairs starting in the spring. StriveScan will make the experience more efficient and productive for students and colleges, plus provide Iowa ACAC and the fair organizers with valuable data about the events.

StriveScan is used at college fairs around the country, including by other NACAC affiliates including Illinois, Missouri, Great Plains, Rocky Mountain, Pacific Northwest, Western, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii ACACs, plus the Colleges That Change Lives, Jesuit Excellence Tour, Montana Post Secondary Educational Opportunities Council, and Linden Tours. More than 2,000 colleges have used StriveScan at hundreds of college fairs around the country and in 68 different countries.

More information is available under StriveScan Barcode Scanning.


Questions?  Please email [email protected] with any questions!