Frequently asked questions

USA College Day is an ideal way to learn more about studying an undergraduate degree in the US, and to meet with admissions officers from top US schools. Our guide helps you get the most out of attending the event. 

About the event


Q: What is USA College Day? 

USA College Day offers students and parents the unique opportunity to meet with representatives from US universities in London. Held annually for more than 40 years, USA College Day is the largest American university fair in the UK and Europe and attracts more than 150 university exhibitors every year. 

Q: Where will this year's event be held? How do I access the platform? 

Due to COVID-19, this year's event will be a virtual fair, held on the Hopin platform. This platform can be accessed through your browser (it works best on Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox) and does not require you to download any programmes or apps. Attendees should receive a video on how to use the platform ahead of the event (also available below).

You’ll need to accept your registration to gain access. If you don't see your registration email from Hopin by 6pm on Friday 24th September, check your email spam/junk folders. If it's not there, email us.

Q: How do I use the fair platform?

Watch our one minute attendee video on how to use Hopin.

Q: Which universities will be exhibiting at College Day this year?

You can see all of the universities, with full academic and admissions information, in our College Day university search. A list of exhibitors for College Day 2021 can be found here.

Q: How should I prepare for the event?

To get the most out of College Day, you should spend time before the day reviewing our Study in the US undergraduate pages. Be sure to take a look at our top tips on what to do before, during and after the fair. 

Q:  Do I need to bring anything with me?

You may wish to have a notebook and pen to hand to make notes as you speak to university reps.

Q: When should I enter the fair?

Your personalised link (sent the day before the fair) will provide you with access to the platform between 1pm and 5pm. You are welcome to come at the beginning or part-way through (or take breaks during the day), just make sure you leave enough time to meet the reps you want to see and to attend any Application Bootcamp sessions that are of particular interest.

Q: I can't attend the event. What should I do?

If you cannot attend, please check the extensive advice on our Study in the USA webpages. We host a variety of webinars and seminars throughout the year - all upcoming events are posted on our events page.  

Q: I am a student/parent/adviser interested in attending College Day. Do I need to register in advance?

Yes! To receive your access link for USA College Day, each person in your party must register. 

Q: How much does it cost to attend?

Virtual USA College Day is free.

Q: How many tickets should I register for?

Each individual person in your party will need to register. If you do not register, you will not receive an access code for the event. Please do not submit multiple registrations under your name. 

Q: I am interested in postgraduate study in the US. Is USA College Day right for me?

College Day is targeted towards those interested in undergraduate study in the US fair. As university representatives are usually undergraduate admissions officers and recent alumni, they may be unable to answer specific questions that you have about postgraduate study or the postgraduate admissions process. 

The Fulbright Commission hosts PostgradUSA seminars throughout the year. These seminars are tailored to postgraduate study in the US and covers application components, admissions exams, choosing the right programme and funding opportunities, including the Fulbright postgraduate scholarships. Please check our website for more information on upcoming PostgraUSA seminars. We will also host an LLM fair with US university reps from LLM programmes in November 2021 - check back for more information shortly.