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September 10, 2008
College, Hart District Host SCV College Day
More than 60 colleges and universities will be in attendance at College of the Canyons on Saturday, Oct. 11, for Santa Clarita Valley College Day 2008. 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. at College of the Canyons’ Valencia campus.
Sponsored by College of the Canyons and the William S. Hart Union School District, the day will feature a mall-like area where students can stop and speak with representatives of the schools. Workshops and presentations are also scheduled that will provide in-depth discussions of admissions procedures, financial aid processes, insights into the UC, CSU, and community college systems and much more.
“This is a one-of-a-kind, local opportunity for students and their families to talk with representatives of colleges and universities across the nation in a one-stop-shopping environment,” said Jasmine Ruys, director of admissions at College of the Canyons. “It also provides very specific information about the UC and CSU admissions process from people who are directly involved in those offices that will answer many questions that students and their parents may have,” stressed Ruys.
This is the fifth year that College Day has been held on the COC campus, and event attendance has continued to grow.
“We are very pleased to partner with the Hart District on this event,” said Sue Bozman, vice president of communications, marketing and external relations for the college district, “because it gives community members an unprecedented opportunity to talk to college representatives and to shop and compare a wide variety of universities and their programs. We also know that, historically, nearly 60 percent of Hart District students will choose College of the Canyons to begin their higher education journey,” stressed Bozman, “and this event also gives parents and students a chance to explore our Valencia campus and talk with instructors and counselors.”
Participation in workshops and interaction with college and university representatives will help students be prepared when applying to the four-year institutions. College Day is also an opportunity for parents and students to get acquainted with the COC campus. For parents and students interested in finding out more about what College of the Canyons has to offer, several departments will have representatives on hand to share information about their various majors.
Admission to the event is free, as is parking in designated COC student lots. Additional information is available online at www.canyons.edu/collegeday or by calling the Office of Outreach and School Relations at (661) 362-5891.
A partial list of event participants:
- Exploring the UC System
- The California State University System
- Community College Programs and Transfer
- Understanding the Financial Aid Process
- SAT & ACT Test Secrets
- The College-Bound Student Athlete
- Private School Admissions
- Admissions' Essays, Recommendations & Interviews