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 this fall. 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.

Colleges Reps
College reps use the StriveScan app on their iPhone, Android, or iPad to scan students' barcodes. 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.

To start scanning at a fair, you’ll need to purchase a StriveScan Fair Credit. The cost is $24 per Credit, and one Credit unlocks scanning at one fair. It includes unlimited student scans and there is no additional charge for multiple reps or multiple devices. Credits can be purchased individually, can be used at any StriveScan fair around the country, and never expire. This is designed to give you lots of flexibility.

You’ll no longer need to wait for your data, purchase lead packages, app codes, or rent scanners for each rep. 

Student Registration
Students attending the fairs go to the registration page at and fill out a quick form on their phone or computer (in advance or at the door). When they sign up, StriveScan sends them a barcode via text message and email. The next day, students receive an email with a report on all of the colleges and representatives they met along with their contact information and social media profiles. There is no cost for students.

Counselors should encourage their students to pre-register before attending an Iowa College Day/College Night fair. Use StriveScan’s handout for students to assist with student registration!

More Information
For more information, we recommend watching the two-minute intro video at Contact the College Day/College Night Committee at [email protected] or StriveScan at [email protected]. More information will be provided to colleges during fair registration.