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College Information Day approaches

29 September 2008

ATTENTION: Education writers, editors

Contact: Janet GIlmore, Media Relations
(510) 642-5685 jangilmore@berkeley.edu

"College Information Day," an event at the University of California, Berkeley, in which dozens of college and university representatives will give tips to college-bound students and their parents.

Officials from some 60 public and private colleges and universities, including institutions outside of California, will provide information on preparing for college, applying for admission and seeking financial aid. This free, annual event, geared toward middle- and high school students, is being sponsored by a group of area educational institutions known as the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions, Inc. (Cal-SOAP). Participants are asked to register in advance at www.eastbayconsortium.org or by calling (510) 238-9450.

Saturday, Oct. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley. See map at: www.berkeley.edu/map/.

Historically black colleges and universities, various campuses of the California State University system and University of California system, as well as private institutions including Holy Names University, St. Mary's College of California, Mills College and University of San Francisco, are among the schools that will have representatives at the event. In addition, a panel of college students will discuss the importance of keeping college as a goal, and representatives of the standardized testing industry will talk about preparing for required college admissions tests.