Hundreds of Colleges to Help Guide Transfer Students February 3rd at http://www.collegeweeklive.com.
Boston, MA (Vocus) January 31, 2011 - CollegeWeekLive, provider of the world's largest college fairs and admissions events, today announced CollegeWeekLive TRANSFER DAY, a free online college fair tailored specifically to the needs of transfer students. The event, scheduled for Thursday, February 3rd from 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern, is designed to help community college students and current four-year college students transfer to another four-year institution to complete their bachelor's degree.
CollegeWeekLive TRANSFER DAY will feature special live video presentations to help prospective transfer students in the matriculation process. Speakers include Walter Bumphus, the President and CEO of the American Association of Community Colleges, who will speak on “The Community College Experience.” In addition, admissions representatives from University of North Texas, Arizona State University and Florida International University will participate in a virtual round table discussion on why students should transfer schools. Other video presentations will include “Transfer Issues for International Students” by Marty Bennett from EducationUSA, “5 Good Reasons to Transfer to a New College” by Allen Grove from About.com and “Conquering the College Admissions Essay” by Alan Gelb, author of “Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps.”
CollegeWeekLive TRANSFER DAY will also focus on the financial aid needs of transfer students. With the cost of college rising, many students choose to attend two-year community colleges before completing their degree with a four-year college or university. The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid office will be participating in the event to address the unique challenges that transfer students face when seeking financial aid. College and university representatives will also have information on financial aid opportunities for transfer students available in their virtual booths, with live chat available to answer questions.
CollegeWeekLive enables teens and their parents, regardless of geographic location, to attend a college fair from the convenience of any computer for free. At CollegeWeekLive TRANSFER DAY, teens can chat live with admissions representatives from 150 colleges and universities, including Ivy League institutions, large public and small private universities and regional leaders in higher education.
Teens or parents interested in attending CollegeWeekLive TRANSFER DAY should visit CollegeWeekLive.com to register for free. A $1,500 scholarship is available to a transfer student who registers and attends the February 3rd event. Colleges and universities or student services providers interested in participating should contact 617.938.6023 or Exhibit(at)CollegeWeekLive.com.
CollegeWeekLive (http://www.CollegeWeekLive.com) provides the world's largest college fairs and online admissions events. With hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting and more than 350,000 registrants, CollegeWeekLive revolutionizes college admissions, making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, transcending time and distance. CollegeWeekLive is produced by PlatformQ, whose mission is to connect people, companies, organizations and associations worldwide to meet, interact and learn from leading experts and thought leaders through proven interactive tools at online events.