NEW YORK — This fall the College Board, a leading education nonprofit organization, is taking its college planning expertise and resources on the road through a series of bilingual town halls in select cities across the country. California State University, Fullerton has teamed up with the College Board to host this town hall called Destino Universidad on Saturday, September 8th. The town hall will feature interactive panel discussions and workshops designed to provide college planning guidance on financial aid, admission procedures and course planning. There will be a special session for undocumented students.
“Our goal is that every student has the opportunity to go to college and receives the education that will prepare him or her to succeed in college.” said Peter Negroni, senior vice president at the College Board. “As the number of Latino students aspiring to college continues to increase, we are committed to ensuring that these students have access to the resources and support that will ensure a successful transition to college.”
Destino Universidad is a collaborative effort among universities, colleges, school districts, community-based organizations and media outlets to provide Latino families with college planning resources and promote a college-going culture. “Cal State Fullerton is proud of our long-standing relationships with and service to local area Latino families. We are always delighted to bring parents and their children to campus and to share with them such important information about higher education.” said Dawn Valencia, Director of University Outreach.
At Destino Universidad the focus will be to ensure families walk away with actionable information. The event will include panel discussions featuring local experts followed by workshops that will guide families in the following areas:
- Applying to college and standing out on college applications;
- Learning what course work will prepare students for college success;
- Researching and applying for financial aid and scholarships;
- Accessing free, online resources to support college planning;
- Guidance on AB540 and the new deferred action policies from the Obama administration.
- Address: Cal State Fullerton, Titan Student Union Portola Pavilion, 800 N. State College Blvd., 92831.
Free parking will be available in the State College parking structure.
- When: Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Registration: Space is limited to the first 600 registrants. Attendees are asked to confirm their attendance by calling 657.278.7324 or online at https://apps.fullerton.edu/Destino_Fullerton. This event and sessions will be held in Spanish and English; participants are asked to specify their preferred language.
A comprehensive, regional university with a global outlook, California State University, Fullerton enrolls more than 36,000 students and offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Cal State Fullerton is among the largest universities in the 23-campus California State University system. No. 1 in California and fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics, Cal State Fullerton is also eighth in the nation for the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to minority students overall. Learn more about the university on the CSUF website: www.fullerton.edu.
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 more than 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.