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Texas A&M University
College Week Live Texas Day
News Release
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University will once again be well represented with a virtual booth for "College Week Live” Texas Day college fair for prospective students.

Texas Day is one of the major "virtual" recruiting fairs of the year targeting future students and parents in Texas. The online college fair planned from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday (May 12). Teens and their parents from across the Lone Star State can chat online with Texas A&M admissions and financial aid representatives from 4 to 9 p.m., organizers of the event note.

The event also will include a special live video chat with Jon Buchanan, admissions counselor at Texas A&M, from 5 to 6 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. In addition to Buchanan, they also can watch live keynote presentations from admissions authorities on topics such as "the college application process" and "how to pay for a college in today's economy."

"We believe this 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. “’College Week Live' is another opportunity to give prospective students 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."

"CollegeWeek Live," 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 "College Week Live" event at no charge by visiting: http://bit.ly/kUs5oy






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