Virtual College Exploration

Presented by MACAC and StriveScan

We are excited to announce that MACAC will once again be partnering with StriveScan to host virtual college fairs this spring. Since last spring, StriveScan has hosted virtual college fairs and other virtual college admission programs nationwide, with over 300,000 students and 2,000 colleges and universities participating.

You must be a MACAC member to register for the Panel Presentations & Virtual College Fair. Registration is now open and will close on Wednesday, February 10.

Program Details

There are two options available for you to participate. You can participate in panel presentation(s) and/or the virtual fair:

Panel Presentations

Space is very limited. A single institution can participate in no more than two panel presentations. Panel presentation submissions must be complete. This includes session title, description, institutions and presenters. TBD submissions will not be accepted. Your panel must have at least 3 unique colleges represented and will be 45 minutes. Each college may have multiple panelists from the same institution, but the 3 unique institutions requirement must still be met.


Take part in a MACAC curated panel topic by entering your contact information



Create your own panel topic and identify co-panelists


Virtual 6X6 College Fair

The Virtual 6x6 College Fair format provides a space for all students throughout Minnesota to engage with college and university representatives.


Wednesday, March 10, 2021 or Thursday, March 11, 2021

5:00 - 7:45 PM Eastern Time

You will be assigned a 45-minute time slot on either Wednesday or Thursday.

StriveScan’s 6x6 Virtual College Fair Format

  • After college registration closes, colleges will be assigned by us to a group with 5 other institutions (total of 6 colleges per group). Your group’s session will be 45-minutes long, allowing for each institution to present for 6 minutes.

  • Throughout the entire 45 minutes, students will be able to ask questions via chat. 

  • There will be multiple concurrent group sessions happening each hour. 

  • Students will register through StriveScan for each group session they want to attend. 

  • All 6 institutions in the group will receive the StriveScan student data for all of the students who registered for your group’s session.

  • Your total time commitment is approximately one hour.

  • Sessions are hosted by StriveScan via Zoom Webinars (students will not be on camera).

  • Learn more about StriveScan’s 6x6 virtual college fair format

College Registration


MEF/Virtual College Exploration participation is limited to educational institutions that are 2020-2021 MACAC Post-Secondary members. MEF participation and registration is limited to Title IV eligible and accredited colleges, universities, college- or university-affiliated ROTC programs, other post-secondary institutions, or programs offering curricular study leading to a degree or diploma. 


Panel Presentations - $200 per institution

Virtual Fair - $120 per institution

Panel Presentation

Time/date of panel presentation is available upon sign-up.

What You Receive with Your Panel Presentation Registration

  • One 45-minute session to share amongst colleagues and to answer student questions via chat, each panel

  • StriveScan student data on all students who register for your group’s sessions

  • Up to two representatives from your institution, per session

6X6 Virtual Fair

Once college registration closes, we will publish the schedule and notify you of your hour-long time block and the other institutions you will be presenting with during your session. 

What You Receive with Your 6X6 fair Registration

  • One 45-minute session to answer student questions via chat

  • 6 minutes during both sessions to present about your institution

  • StriveScan student data on all students who register for your group’s sessions

  • Up to two representatives from your institution, per session to help answer questions

Student and Counselor Registration

Students, families, and other counseling professionals are all welcome to attend free of charge. Registration will open in mid-February for the 6x6 fair. 


Contact the Minnesota Education Fair chairs at

Contact the MACAC Executive Assistant, Liz Hayes, at

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