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Texas A&M Connects With College-Bound Teens Via CollegeWeekLive Event March 21-22

Texas A&M University will once again reach out to teens interested in attending a college or university using the spring online "CollegeWeekLive” fair for prospective students.

The college fair planned for March 21-22 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 online with Texas A&M admissions and financial aid representatives from the convenience of any computer, organizers of the event note.

By participating in live chats – scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. – prospective students can ask questions about what it's like to be an Aggie, while parents can ask about admission requirements or financial aid. Jon Buchanan, executive director admissions and records, will host a live video chat on Thursday (March 22) from 7 to 8 p.m.

Texas A&M recruitment officials say they believe the spring event will help the university connect with prospective students who may not normally be able to visit the campus.

CollegeWeekLive is another opportunity to give prospective students an online experience that will showcase Texas A&M as a top-tier, world-class flagship institution, they add.

The free online college fair at http://www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/Guest/CollegeWeekLive_SPRING is planned from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (CT) each day and will include live chats from 4 to 9 p.m. with Texas A&M representatives who can provide admissions and financial aid advice.

"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, 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 by visiting http://www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/br/Texas_AM_University_Reg/refcode=COL_TEXAS_AM_UNIVERSITY_Email_SPRING2012

Students who register will be eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship from "CollegeWeekLive."


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