Online Video College Fair Offers Admissions Advice for Latino Students Planning Ahead

Thursday, May 9, 2013

The College Board, a not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity, and CollegeWeekLive, the leading provider of virtual college admission events, invite Latino high school students to the fourth in a series of bilingual college admissions events titled Destino: Universidad, or Destination: College, to be held live online on Tuesday, May 14th from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT.

Destino: Universidad is a collaborative effort among universities, colleges, school districts and community-based organizations to provide Latino families with college planning resources. A wide range of colleges will be participating from across the United States, with admissions advisors standing by, ready to chat with Latino students and their parents who log in. The event also features a directory of scholarships available from participating colleges and features live video presentations with interactive Q&A designed to help students prepare, pay for and successfully complete college.

Topics to be covered in the May 14th event include a video presentation for high school juniors with specific advice on how to get ahead on the college application process during the summer months by gathering recommendation letters now and crafting college application essays. A workshop for students considering community college will review the process for enrollment or transfer and another separate workshop for veterans and those that have been in the workforce will explore options for returning to school. Information and advice on placement exams, college financing alternatives and advice for maximizing your college-going experience after enrolled will be shared.

A CollegeweekLive scholarship of $1,000 is available via random draw to students who login to CollegeWeekLive and visit three college virtual booths or instant chat with admissions representatives from three colleges. Helpful documents such as the Common Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are also available at College Board’s Big Future virtual booth.

To register at no cost for Destino: Universidad, go to CollegeWeekLive. Mark your calendars now for the final event in the Destino: Universidad slated for Wednesday, June 12th. If you have questions, contact Support@CollegeWeekLive.com.

ABOUT THE COLLEGE BOARD

The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools. For further information, visit www.collegeboard.org.

ABOUT COLLEGEWEEKLIVE

CollegeWeekLive is the leading channel where students and colleges meet online. More than 1,200,000 students from 192 countries rely on CollegeWeekLive to help navigate college admission. This live channel provides unprecedented access to expert presentations and enables students to have unscripted conversations with hundreds of colleges.

Students turn to CollegeWeekLive to gain insights from current students, admission representatives, and leading experts, whether they are narrowing their choice of schools or making post admission decisions. Through live text and video chats, students, parents and counselors engage directly with colleges at every stage of the enrollment process with CollegeWeekLive.