Colleges That Change Lives

Changing Lives. One Student at a Time.

CTCL Events

Colleges That Change Lives is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. We work to dispel publicly held myths about college choice—particularly the notion that college choices are severely limited to today’s high school students—and to educate families about the importance of matching an individual student’s needs with the mission and identity of the college itself.

Since 1998, CTCL has offered a national series of information sessions and college fairs for students, parents, and college counselors. These sessions begin with an enlightening 30-minute presentation on today’s college search process and are followed immediately by a college fair that lasts for approximately 1.5 hours. Students and families are able to collect information from and speak directly with admission representatives from the colleges and universities that inspired the book Colleges That Change Lives. This past year's schedule is listed below, and the 2015 schedule will be posted online early in the new year.

In addition, CTCL offers individual speakers who are available to work with and give presentations to college counselors, outreach agencies, and high school students. Presentations may be scheduled throughout the year. Learn more about hosting a CTCL presentation for your organization here.

CTCL events are free to the public, and pre-registration is not required.

2014 Information Sessions & College Fairs
(2015 venues and dates will be published early in the new year)

Albuquerque, NM
Wed., August 27, 2014

Denver, CO
Tues., August 26, 2014

Raleigh, NC
Thur., August 14, 2014

Atlanta, GA
Wed., August 13, 2014

Houston, TX
Sat., August 9, 2014

San Diego, CA
Thur., August 28, 2014

Austin, TX
Sat., August 9, 2014

Long Branch, NJ
Mon., May 19, 2014

San Rafael, CA
Tues., July 29, 2014

Birmingham, AL
Tues., August 12, 2014

Los Angeles, CA
Wed. - Thur., July 30 & July 31, 2014

Santa Clara, CA
Mon., July 28, 2014

Boston, MA
Wed., May 21, 2014

Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN
Sat., August 23, 2014

Seattle, WA
Sat., July 26, 2014

Chicago, IL
Sun., August 24, 2014

Nashville, TN
Mon., August 11, 2014

Washington, DC Area
Sun., May 18, 2014

Dallas, TX
Sun., August 10, 2014

New York, NY
Tues., May 20, 2014

Latin America Tour
May 5 - May 14

Dearborn, MI
Mon., August 25, 2014

Portland, OR
Sun., July 27, 2014

 Asia Tour
February 24 - March 7