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April 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

NEW YORK — The College Board, a not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity, and CollegeWeekLive, a leading provider of virtual college admission events, invite Latino high school students and their families to Destino: Universidad (Destination: College) — the third in a series of five free bilingual virtual events on Tuesday, April 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. EDT.

Each video session offers students and parents the opportunity to ask questions and get answers from college and university admission experts available to chat live. 

The schedule of presentations on April 16 (all times Eastern) includes:

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

Destino: Universidad is a collaborative effort among universities, colleges, school districts and community-based organizations to provide Latino families with college planning resources. Additional dates in the Destino: Universidad series include Thursday, May 2, 2013 and Wednesday, June 12, 2013. Videos of each session will be available on CollegeWeekLive after the event for those wishing to participate but unavailable to join live.

To register for free for Destino: Universidad, click here. If you have questions, contact 



About the College Board

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


Kate Levin