Admission Experts Agree: Summer's a Great Time to Begin College Applications

Free Virtual Event to discuss using summer months to plan for college; special advisory session for Puerto Rican students applying to mainland US colleges; mark calendar for Wednesday, June 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT at

Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 - The College Board, a not-for-profit education organization, and CollegeWeekLive, a leading provider of virtual college admission events, invite Latino high school students to a bilingual college admission event titled Destino: Universidad, or Destination: College, to be held live online on Wednesday, June 12, 5–8 p.m. EDT.

This free online virtual event will offer tips for high school students on how they can take advantage of the summer before senior year to start preparing their college applications. In addition, this final event in the Destino: Universidad series for 2013 will offer specific advice for Puerto Rican students interested in studying at a college in the continental United States.

Destino: Universidad is a collaborative effort among universities, colleges, school districts and community-based organizations to provide Latino families with college planning resources. Presentations begin at 5 p.m. and continue in both Spanish and English until 8 p.m. Students and parents are invited to ask questions of the experts presenting. The agenda includes:

All Times Eastern
5 p.m.
"How to Maximize Your Summer: Part II"
Margo McCoy Howe, Counseling Expert, The College Board
For those applying to college in the fall, summer is the perfect time to begin working on parts of the college application. Howe will provide advice for high school students who are interested in ways to get ahead of the curve this summer.

6 p.m.
"What to Expect in College"
Adam A. Hillier, Assistant Director, Diversity Initiatives, The College Board
A successful transition to college is important in making sure students fulfill their academic potential and graduate on time, especially for underrepresented students. Join us to discuss how you can maximize your college experience.

7 p.m.
"For Puerto Rican Students: Tips for Applying to Mainland U.S. Schools"
Bea Gonzalez, Dean at Syracuse University/University College
Puerto Rican students often have specific questions about how to pursue higher education at mainland U.S. schools. Join us for an informational session on the steps you can take to study at a continental U.S. college or university.

A directory of scholarships from participating colleges is available, and CollegeWeekLive offers a $1,000 scholarship each month via a random drawing to students who have logged in and browsed information or chatted online with three colleges through the website. Helpful documents such as the Common Application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are also available at the College Board's BigFuture™ virtual booth.

To register at no cost, visit CollegeWeekLive. Mark your calendars now and log in on Wednesday, June 12. If you have questions, contact Support(at)CollegeWeekLive(dot)com.

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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.