October 4, 2002

High School Students, Parents Invited to Free College Information Fair October 15

Parents: Interested in keeping your high school students on track for college? Attend a free college information fair with your child on Tuesday, October 15, to get up-to-date information on financial aid, college admission tests and deadlines, various college campuses, tips on completing a college application, and other essential details.

The event, sponsored by the California Student Opportunity and Access Program (Cal-SOAP), will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Center, 1895 Camino del Rio South, San Diego. The fair is open to all high school parents and their parents in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

More than 100 local, state and national universities and colleges will have representatives available to answer questions. In addition, individual workshop sessions at the fair will cover such topics as:

 Financial aid

 Transferring from a community college to a four-year college or university

 Essay-writing tips for college applications

Cal-SOAP is part of a statewide consortium whose mission includes providing academic enrichment and college preparation to students from low-income families; students living in geographic areas or school district regions with traditionally low college attendance/eligibility rates, and students who would be the first in their family to attend college. In addition, Cal-SOAP serves as an integral partner with the University of California, San Diego and other two- and four-year institutions, and school districts.

For more information on the Cal-SOAP University/College Fair, visit the Cal-SOAP web site at www.CalSoapSanDiego.com, or contact Pam Perry, Cal-SOAP advisement coordinator, at (858)569-1866, ext. 212, or email her at pperry@mail.sandi.net.

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