FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2006
College, Hart District to Host SCV College Day
More than 30 colleges and universities will descend on College of the Canyons on Saturday, Sept. 30, for Santa Clarita Valley College Day 2006. Representatives will be on hand to provide information about their schools and programs to college-bound high school students and their parents. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sponsored by College of the Canyons and the Wm. S. Hart Union High School District, the event will feature a mall-like area where students can speak with representatives of the schools. Also scheduled are workshops and presentations that will provide in-depth discussions of admissions procedures, financial aid processes, insights into the UC and CSU systems, and much more.
"We are thrilled to host the 2006 College Day at College of the Canyons," said Debbie Rio, director of Admissions, Records & Online Services for the college. "This is the third year that College Day has been held on the COC campus, and attendance has grown dramatically.
"Parents and students are finding that the information and insights about the admissions processes of various colleges and universities are invaluable during the application process," Rio said.
College Day is also an opportunity for parents and students to get acquainted with the COC campus since recent studies show that 60 percent or more of Hart district graduates go on to attend College of the Canyons. For parents and students interested in learning more about what College of the Canyons has to offer, several departments will have representatives on hand to answer questions. Several buildings on campus will be open for visitation, such as the biology and biotechnology labs, the transfer center and career services.
Admission to the event is free, as is parking in the COC lots.
Note to Editors: Below is a list of colleges and universities that plan to participate:
- Azusa Pacific University
- Brooks Institute of Photography
- California College of the Arts
- California Institute of the Arts
- California Lutheran University
- Columbia College Hollywood
- Concordia University
- California State University, Northridge
- DeVry University
- Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
- Gonzaga University
- Hope International University
- Johnson & Wales
- Lafayette College
- Marietta College
- The Master's College
- Northern Michigan University
- Northwestern University
- Occidental College
- Otis College of Art & Design
- Pennsylvania State University
- Savannah College of Art & Design
- SUNY College at Old Westbury
- Syracuse University
- University of California, Los Angeles
- University of California, Riverside
- University of California, Santa Barbara
- University of Delaware
- University of Oregon
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
- U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
- U.S. Naval Academy
- Westmont College
- Woodbury University
- Kaplan Test Preparation
- Princeton Review
- Math Support Services Study Pros, In-Home Tutoring