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Launch your future!

The DeSoto ISD College and Career Fair offers students and parents a place to one-stop shop for college options, explore an array of opportunities and learn about higher education financial aid.

Over one hundred colleges and universities from across the nation will be on hand to recruit new students and answer questions. The event allows students to explore various degree opportunities and college experiences. 

An estimated 1,000 local students and their parents will attend the event.

DeSoto ISD College Fair
Wednesday, September 16 – 6-8 p.m.
DeSoto High School, 600 Eagle Drive

Parent Workshops: (times and locations coming soon)

  • Workshops
  • College Access Programs
  • What’s about my GPA and Class Rank
  • Black College Common Application
  • Effective College Essay Writing
  • Financial Aid
  • Apply Texas
  • What in a Score “SAT & ACT”
  • Why Middle School Matters
  • NCAA
  • Taking It Back - Parents Raising Successful Kids

A sampling of the one hundred colleges/universities attending include:

  • All four military branches / academies
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • Grambling State University
    • Jackson State University
    • Morehouse College
    • Paul Quinn College
    • Prairie View A&M University
    • Texas College
    • Texas Southern University
  • Texas Public Schools
    • Lamar University
    • Sam Houston State University
    • Stephen F. Austin State University
    • Tarleton State University
    • Texas A&M – College Station, Commerce, Galveston, Corpus Christie
    • Texas State University
    • University of Houston
    • University of North Texas – Denton, Dallas
    • University of Texas – Austin, Arlington, Dallas, Permian Basin
  • Private Schools
    • Baylor University
    • Dallas Baptist University
    • Howard Payne University
    • Loyola University – New Orleans
    • Rice University
    • Southern Methodist University
    • Texas Christian University
    • Texas Wesleyan University
    • Xavier University
  • Out-of-State Schools
    • Louisiana Tech University
    • Mississippi State University
    • Oklahoma State University
    • Tennessee State University
    • University of Alabama
    • University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Pine Bluff
    • University of Kansas
    • University of Oklahoma

This is not a complete listing of all schools attending the event for 2015.