Sixteenth Annual College Information Fair to Be Held on Sept. 21

For Immediate Release


Contact: Media Amanda Harter, College OPTIONS,, (530) 245-1845

College Quest logoREDDING, Calif. - The 16th annual College Quest event, a free college information night, will take place on Monday, Sept. 21, at the Simpson University Heritage Student Life Center from 5 to 8 p.m. This free community event is open to everyone, but is specifically designed for north state high school students and their families to explore higher education opportunities.

College Quest will feature booths from over 50 colleges and universities, as well as local resources, military and other career pathway information. Recruiters will be on hand to showcase their academic programs and provide students with admission information. Attendees can learn about degree options, costs of attending, and accreditation. There will also be free workshops presented by College OPTIONS staff covering financial aid information at 5:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.

“The overall goal of College Quest is to bring a wealth of college resources and representatives to our community," said Amanda Harter, College Quest Committee Chair. "We hope that north state students and parents will take advantage of this free event in order to get their questions answered and gain knowledge about different career pathways, college entrance requirements, financial aid and more.”

College Quest is part of a tour network, coordinated by statewide organizations. The Redding event is planned and sponsored by representatives from College OPTIONS, ScholarShare California’s 529 College Savings Plan, Shasta College, Shasta Union High School District, Simpson University, National University, and the Shasta County Office of Education.

For more information on this free community event and to see a list of participating colleges and universities, visit You can also contact Amanda at (530) 245-1845 or with any questions.


College OPTIONS provides free programs and services to strengthen the college-going culture in the north state, by increasing opportunities for students to pursue postsecondary education, and ensuring that all students and their families can make informed decisions about their education and their future. Visit for more information.

Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737