FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002
Hanan Eisenman (510) 587-6194
UC TO HOST SIX COUNSELOR CONFERENCES
The University of California will host six conferences across
the state for high school and community college counselors
from September 12-20. The conferences aim to inform California's
high school and community college staff about how they can
help their students gain admission to UC.
Counselors are one of the most important sources of university
information for California's students. More than 6,000 counselors
are expected to attend at least one of the conferences.
Through panel discussions, workshops and publications, conference
participants will learn about a wide range of topics, including
UC admissions, financial aid and housing. Sessions will focus
on how UC evaluates applications under its new comprehensive
review admissions policy and explain how to finance a UC education.
Workshops will be offered on writing personal statements,
and presentations on admissions tests will be delivered by
ACT and the College Board. Counselors will also get an update
on UC Merced and the Dual Admissions Program.
The conferences are open to all those who advise students
about higher education, including high school and community
college counselors, deans of students, transfer center directors,
career guidance counselors, principals and faculty.
Participants will be able to ask representatives from all
nine UC undergraduate campuses questions about the University
of California as well as network with colleagues.
The cooperation between UC, community colleges and high schools
helps build college-going cultures in all areas of California.
Opening sessions at the conferences will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Workshops and in-depth demonstrations start at 9:30 a.m. and
continue until 4:30 p.m. each day.
The conference schedule:
- UC Irvine: Thursday, Sept. 12, Bren Events Center
- Cañada Community College: Friday, Sept. 13, gymnasium
- UC Berkeley: Saturday, Sept. 14, Wheeler Hall
- Fresno: Wednesday, Sept. 18, Fresno Convention Center,
New Exhibit Hall
- UC Riverside: Thursday, Sept. 19, University Theater, between
Hinderaker Hall and the Arts Building
- UC Santa Barbara: Friday, Sept. 20, Campbell Hall
Event directions and additional information can be found
at the conference Web site at: