Texas A&M University will once again be well represented with a virtual booth for the spring college "CollegeWeekLive” fair for prospective students.
The online college fair planned for Wednesday and Thursday (March 20-21) will feature more than 300 colleges from across the U.S. and around the world. Teens and their parents, regardless of geographic location, can meet with Texas A&M admissions and financial aid representatives from the convenience of any computer, organizers of the event note.
Prospective students can ask questions about what it's like to be an Aggie from current students, while parents can ask about admission requirements or financial aid and get help from financial aid experts on how to find the best scholarships. They also can chat live with admissions staff and current students about course selections and other topics that are important to them.
There also will be experts on hand to talk about getting the best results when taking the ACTs, SATs and TOEFL exams.
"We believe the spring event will help us connect with prospective students who may not normally be able to visit our campus," says Lynn Barnes, director of recruitment at Texas A&M. “With such great success in the fall, we are excited to once again participate in the spring program, where prospective students will be able to chat live with recruiters, see live presentations and visit our booth for additional information. ‘CollegeWeekLive' is another opportunity to reach more students with an online experience that will showcase Texas A&M as a top-tier, world-class, flagship institution. We are very excited to be able to connect with these students who are interested in becoming a part of the Aggie Family."
The free college fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT each day online or on Facebook or Twitter.
"CollegeWeekLive," free for students, parents and guidance counselors, has become the leading platform for online admissions by providing the world's largest college fairs and online admissions events. "CollegeWeekLive," with hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting nationally and with more than 200,000 registrants, has revolutionized college admissions, officials say. It is making the process easier and more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, they explain. This allows prospective college students to "visit" colleges and universities, and talk to admissions officials and current college students no matter what time or distance constraints they might have.
Students or parents can register for the Texas A&M "CollegeWeekLive" event at no charge.
Students who register will be eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship from "CollegeWeekLive."