Friday, April 19, 2019

College Board Free Online College Preparedness for Latinos Starts Today

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The College Board, which aims to empower students for educational success, has launched a new series of five free online workshops designed to help Latino students and their families learn about the process of paying, preparing and completing college.

The Destino University online events will be offered in Spanish and English on Tuesday, February 26, Thursday March 14, Tuesday April 16, Thursday, May 2 and Wednesday June 12. Registration is available through the CollegeWeekLive website, which provides virtual events for admission to college.

“As an organization created to promote access and equity in higher education, the College Board is uniquely positioned to guide Latino families on the road to college,” says Peter Negroni, senior vice president at the College Board.

Through streaming video presentations and live chat, the forums will focuse on issues that are particularly important and relevant for families that have no previous experience with the college application process or the financing opportunities available.

The first event starts today, Tuesday, February 26, and will begin at 5 p.m. EST with simultaneous English and Spanish workshops.

The first panel, titled “Financial Aid Basics: What Students Need to Know” will explore how to make college affordable by being ahead of college deadline dates and maximizing financial aid opportunities.

At 6 p.m. EST, the “Get College Ready Now” forum will delve into the importance of early college planning for middle and high school students. The presentation will aim to provide action plans and online tools for parents and students.

The forum will wrap up with the “Admissions 101” forum at 7 p.m. EST by providing expert advice on how to apply and enroll in four-year universities.

“As the number of Latino students aspiring to college continues to increase, we are committed to ensuring that these students have access to the resources and support that will ensure a successful transition to college,” says Negroni.

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