Iowa ACAC uses the College Fair Automation bar code and scanner system to expedite the exchange of information between students and colleges. This process allows students the opportunity to register online prior to the event(s). After registering, a bar code is generated with the student's profile information, which they bring to the fairs. Colleges are equipped with a scanner to capture the student data, allowing you to have more meaningful conversation with students. The information gathered is then sent to your office in an Excel spreadsheet.

  • Scanners are shipped directly to your admissions office prior to the start of travel season.
  • You are supplied a return shipment label to ship the scanner(s) back when you have completed your fair circuit.
  • The scanner package includes software and a USB cable for you to upload your leads as often as you like, offering quick turnaround of leads for you to begin follow up efforts.
  • If you don’t want to carry a scanner, there is now a mobile app to scan barcodes.
  • Leads will automatically be sent for processing, returning to your email inbox within 24-48 hours.
  • View the universal form that students fill out when they register.
  • Scanner packages are priced according to the number of students you expect to scan, so you may customize the way you use the system.

 To order your scanner, please visit You may also call College Fair Automation at 888-601-0200 or e-mail [email protected] with any questions about the barcode/scanner program.