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Higher Education
Texas A&M University
News Release
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M University is once again heading to the virtual world to connect with prospective students across the nation with the national “CollegeWeekLive” fall college fair.

The fall college fair is one of the largest “virtual” recruiting fairs connecting future students and parents across the nation with over 250 schools. The online college fair is planned from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2-3. Teens and their parents from across the nation can chat online with Texas A&M admissions and financial aid representatives on both days.

The event also will include a special live video chat with Jon Buchanan, admissions counselor at Texas A&M, on Thursday, November 3 from 12 to 1 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.”

“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. “’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. We are very excited to be able to connect with these students who are interested in becoming a part of the Aggie Family.”

“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 by visiting:  http://bit.ly/kUs5oy



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