Free Virtual College Fair Offers Advice on Choosing a College

Special focus on resources for Latino students and families available live online at CollegeWeekLive.com, April 16

By Martha Collins
Published on LatinoLA: April 10, 2013

Free Virtual College Fair Offers Advice on Choosing a College

The College Board and CollegeWeekLive invite Latino high school students and their families to Destino: Universidad (Destination: College) -- a free bilingual online video college admissions event on Tuesday, April 16 from 2 to 5 p.m. Pacific. It's easy to register and login, and you can watch live video presentations, get answers to your college admissions questions, and even chat live online with college admissions officers and current college students.

A presentation on DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will be offered in both Spanish and English, as will all presentations. Destino: Universidad is a collaborative effort among universities, colleges, school districts and community-based organizations to provide Latino families with college planning resources.

Video presentations include:
2ÔÇô3 p.m. "Comparing Aid Awards", Myra Smith, Executive Director, Financial Aid Services, The College Board
2ÔÇô3 p.m. "Taller de DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)", Luis P?®rez, Gerente del Programa Manager
3ÔÇô4 p.m. "Making the Right Choice: Selecting a College", Emma Rutland, College Counselor, Uplift Education
3ÔÇô4 p.m. "Como Elejir una Universidad", Denise Castaneda, Director of College Admissions, Uplift Education
4ÔÇô5 p.m. "DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Workshop", Luis P?®rez, DACA Program Manager
4ÔÇô5 p.m. "Comparando Ofertas de Ayuda Financiera", Alex Paredes, Project STEPS, Van Nuys Middle School

FUTURE DATES: Thursday, May 2, 2013, Wednesday, June 12, 2013

To register for free for Destino: Universidad, go to CollegeWeekLive. If you have questions, contact Support@CollegeWeekLive.com.

About Martha Collins:
Martha Collins is a spokesperson for CollegeWeekLive and a parent of two teenagers, one who is just starting to explore college.
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