Here are 2 great resources for students and parents to prepare for the college application process. Whether you are planning on attending a local college or out of state college the application process can sometimes be a time consuming process and stressful when you try to do everything on your own. The first event is primarily in Spanish and is scheduled for October 10. The second event is in English and scheduled for October 24. Join the online conversation and obtain great resources to prepare your child to submit college applications, write essays, apply for financial aid and scholarships.
Virtual College Fair #1 – October 10 – 12pm-10pmEST
On Thursday October 10 from 12pm-10pm EST, over 100 colleges will gather together to participate in College Week Live to address the higher education needs of Hispanic students and their families. Participants will be able to get access to expert advice on financial aid, tips on college study skills and participate in video chats with college admission representatives and students.
This is a great resource for parents who have children who is planning on attending college.
Hispanic/Latino Teens and their families
Free Virtual College Fair as part of Univision’s Education Week
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 (All Times Eastern)
12 p.m., How to Prepare for College: A Financial Aid Overview
Leslie Acosta-Martin, management and program analyst with Federal Student Aid (FSA) at the U.S. Department of Education.
1 p.m., Choosing a Major (in Spanish)
Elizabeth Romero, vice president of learning, New Futuro.
2 p.m., Admission Process
Adriana Flores, senior director, Diversity Initiatives at The College Board.
3 p.m., Excelencia in Education: Tracking Individual to National Latino College Success
Jose Cabrales, program manager at Excelencia in Education.
4 p.m., I’m First – First Generation College Students
Chelsea Jones, student support associate at I’m First – Center for Student Opportunity.
5 p.m., The Gates Foundation – Academic Skills to Help You Succeed in College
Teresa Rivero, lead senior program officer at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
6 p.m., Financial Aid
Eyra Perez, executive director of the San Antonio Education Partnership.
8 p.m., UC Davis Video Chat
9 p.m., ACT
Juan Garcia, assistant vice president – Strategic Partnership ACT.
Virtual College Fair #2 – October 24 – 10 am – 10pm EST
All Access October is one event that is highly recommended by CollegeWeekLive. There will be over 280 schools participating to discuss topics for seniors like writing and essay and finalizing your application process. They will also provide tips to prepare for college entrance exams, narrowing your school list and more.
High School Juniors and Seniors and their families
Free Virtual College Fair as part of College Week Live
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 at 10a.m. – 10 p.m. ET
10am, Why Letters of Recommendations are Important
11:30am, NCAA presents: Path to the Student-Athlete Experience
12:00pm, Three Skills to Minimize College Debt
1:00pm, The Who, What, When and Why of the Campus Visit
2:00pm, Choosing A College Based On Your Return on Investment
3:00pm, Indiana Tech Video Chat