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Online College Fair for Latino Students & Families

By on April 10, 2013

Destino: UniversidadApril 16: Free Virtual College Fair Offers Advice on Selecting a College and Comparing Financial Aid Awards

Special Focus on Resources and Information for Latino Students and Families Available Live Online at Destino: Universidad

The College Board and CollegeWeekLive invite Latino high school students and their families to Destino: Universidad (Destination: College) — a free bilingual virtual event on Tuesday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT.

 WHO                                    High school students, parents, guidance counselors

WHAT                                    Destino: Universidad Online College Fair for Latino students & families

WHERE                           Free.

WHEN                                    Tuesday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT

WHY                                    Watch live video presentations, get your questions asnwered, chat with admissions reps and college students

5–6 p.m.                  Comparing Aid Awards

                  Myra Smith, Executive Director, Financial Aid Services, The College Board

                                    5–6 p.m.                  Taller de DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

                                    Luis Pérez, Gerente del Programa Manager

                                    6–7 p.m.                  Making the Right Choice: Selecting a College

                                    Emma Rutland, College Counselor, Uplift Education

                                    6–7 p.m.                  Como Elejir una Universidad

                                    Denise Castaneda, Director of College Admissions, Uplift Education

                                    7–8 p.m.                  DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Workshop

                                    Luis Pérez, DACA Program Manager

                                    7–8 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

Destino: Universidad is a collaborative effort among universities, colleges, school districts and community-based organizations to provide Latino families with college planning resources.

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


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


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.

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