Thursday, Sept. 5, 2002
Hanan Eisenman (510) 587-6194


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:


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