Scanning Students

Posted August 24, 2009

Imagine a checkout line at your local grocery store, but with students lining up to be scanned instead of your groceries. That is the growing scene at college fairs across the country since the National Association for College Admission Counseling introduced barcode scanners at several of its National College Fairs.

The technology allows applicants to fill out their contact information online and can then print out their own personal barcode to take to the fair. In turn, colleges attending the fair can rent scanners, allowing students to swipe their barcodes at the colleges they are interested in. Universities can download an applicant’s information on the computer within 24 hours after the fair.

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