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Catholic Education

A faithful Catholic education can prepare students not only for a career, but for life. To get a taste of the value of a faithful Catholic education, high school students are encouraged to look at summer programs at the colleges recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College.

These programs are a great opportunity for high school students to strengthen their academic and extracurricular skills, grow in their spiritual lives, get a head-start on college visits, learn from distinguished professors, make lifelong friends, and experience what faithful Catholic education is all about.


The 2022 Greenville County College Fair typically has around 130 colleges and universities registered to attend each year.  The event is held annually at the Greenville Convention Center. On Monday, September 26th, the fair will start at 5:30 for St. Joseph's Catholic School students and their families. Click here to see the full list of close to 100 colleges planning to attend this year's fair. 

Fair Date & Hours

Monday, September 26, 2022 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

FREE Seminar: The College Financial Aid Process

Monday, September 26, 2022 at 7:15 pm

For more information, head to the Greenville County College Fair website HERE


Parent Volunteer Opportunity

The Greenville County College Fair is returning to the Greenville Convention Center in September and we invite our parents and guardians to join us as a volunteer! 

Choosing to volunteer will allow you to interact with Upstate students along with admissions counselors from around the country.  Volunteers may be the first encounters that some of these college admissions counselors have with Greenville.  It is our hope that these outstanding colleges and universities come back to our area to recruit students for many years to come.

The Fair will run over two days with Monday offering two sessions in the morning and evening and Tuesday with one session in the morning.

Monday, September 26 (9:00 am - 11:30 am)

Monday, September 26 (5:30 pm - 7:30 pm)

Tuesday, September 27 (9:00 am - 11:30 am)

Responsibilities for volunteers will include: door greeters, parking lot duty, and student direction during the fair.  We ask that volunteers arrive for the Monday morning session at 8:15 a.m., the Monday evening session at 4:45 p.m. (dinner provided), and the Tuesday morning session at 8:30 a.m. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please take a moment, and use the link below to sign up!

Please note that your student can also register to volunteer; however, it will have to be during the evening session (when they may want to attend the fair) as they will not be excused from school.

Thank you in advance for your help!


You’re invited to Engaging Distinctive Universities, a collaborative, engaging virtual event hosted by Emory University, Rice University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Washington. These universities will present a variety of perspectives on academic programs, philosophies, and traditions that make their universities distinctive. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
8:00 PM EST


Admissions officers from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University invite students and families to an informational webinar. During September, these webinars will be available to those families who wish to familiarize themselves with each of these schools and learn more about holistic admission, financial aid, and answer questions submitted by students in advance.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022
8:00 PM EST
via Zoom


Discovering U: Prospective Student Information Sessions

Join Columbia University, the University of Chicago, the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Michigan, and Yale University to discover the exceptional opportunities these Discovering U colleges have to offer. Admissions counselors will discuss academics, campus life, financial aid, and the admissions process at these top institutions. For your convenience, virtual information sessions will be available every week in September and October. Most sessions are in the evening at 8:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
8:00 PM EST
Virtual Access & Affordability Session

Thursday, October 6, 2022
8:00 PM EST
Virtual Spanish Language Session

Thursday, October 13, 2022
8:00 PM EST
Virtual Group Session

Thursday, October 20, 2022
8:00 PM EST
Virtual Deans Panel

Click HERE: Information and Registration



You and your families are invited to attend a virtual information session for the above prestigious universities. These events will take place throughout September and October and will include a closer look at the individual universities and their application processes.

Programs typically last one hour followed by 30 minutes of individual school break-out sessions.

Monday, October 3, 12:00 PM EDT
Tuesday, October 4, 12:00 PM EDT


The college search is already challenging for students and families. So Amherst, Bowdoin, Carleton, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams are putting their own rivalries aside, and hosting a series of virtual events for students and families.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 (7:00 pm EST)
"Opportunities and Outcomes at Liberal Arts Colleges"
Event Registration

Wednesday, October 19, 2022 (7:00 pm EST)
"Campus Life and Building a Community"
Event Registration

CLICK HERE to learn more about


Prospective Student Information Sessions

You are invited to a Virtual Information Session with representatives from Harvard, Princeton, UVA, Wellesley, and Yale. These sessions are for prospective students and their families. Advance registration is required.

Sunday, October 2, 2022
 7:00 pm EDT

Event Registration

Sunday, October 9, 2022
7:00 pm EDT

Event Registration

***Attending a session is a great way to learn more about these schools, but it won't affect students chances of admission if they choose to apply to any of them.***


Finding the right college for you takes time and effort especially these days with in-person college fairs and campus tours aren't always possible. Check out this video from NACAC on their desire to help you by offering virtual college fairs.

Sunday, October 9, 2022
1:00 - 6:00 PM EST

Sunday, November 6, 2022
1:00 - 6:00 PM EST

Register Now


CHE College Process Ambassador Program

The SC Commission on Higher Education (CHE) appreciates the challenges that high school and first-year college students face! Considering the many deadlines, scholarship applications, FAFSA information, and more, new students in higher education can easily feel overwhelmed. 

To facilitate a smooth transition, CHE selects College Process Ambassadors to guide others across South Carolina. The students are high school seniors, expecting to graduate by the end of the academic year with postsecondary educational plans.

Click Here to learn more about the ambassador opportunity and to apply!

The deadline to apply has been extended to October 10th, 2022.


ND on the Road - Greenville, SC  (St. Joseph's Catholic School)

You and your family are invited to an ND on the Road event presented Notre Dame Admissions and hosted by St. Joseph's Catholic School.

The session will include information on academic, community, and spiritual life at the University of Notre Dame, as well as insights into the admissions and financial aid processes. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered. 

Wednesday, October 12, 2022
7:00 PM EST
St. Joseph's Catholic School

Please RSVP for the session by completing the form linked here.


Academic Common Market 

Looking for a college degree not offered in the state of South Carolina? Are you interested in majoring in uncommon programs like Audio Production, Interior Design, Neuroscience, Aerospace Engineering, Music Business, Interior Architecture, etc.? The Academic Common Market may be able to help. Many students qualify for in-state tuition to study in other states. 

Check out this attached brochure for much more information about Academic Common Market.