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Tens of Thousands of Students Expected to Login to World's Largest Live Online Admissions Event March 20th and 21st

Students Chat Live with Admissions Officers at Hundreds of Colleges at www.CollegeWeekLive.com

College Admissions Experts from About, ACT, Educational Testing Service, FastWeb, and the U.S. Department of Education Share Tips on How to Get In and How to Pay for College

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CollegeWeekLive™, the channel where students and colleges meet live online, today kicks off the largest and most popular online admissions event of the Spring with CollegeWeekLive All Access Zone. The two-day free online video event, which meets online from 10 AM to 10 PM on Wednesday March 20th and Thursday March 21st, will showcase more than 300 colleges with admissions officers standing by, ready to chat live online with students.

Students and parents who login to www.CollegeWeekLive.com can watch video presentations on topics such as "The College Essay: How to Win or Lose in 500 Words" or "The Waiting Is Over (or is it?): Finalizing Your College Choice". Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of FinAid and Fastweb and author of the Amazon bestseller, "Secrets to Winning a Scholarship", will be discussing "How to Evaluate Financial Aid Award Letters," during a video presentation that should be of great interest to parents facing their first tuition bill next autumn. All presentations offer live Q&A. The schedule of presentations includes:

WEDNESDAY MARCH 20TH

10:00 AM The 21st Century Community College: Gateway to Your Future
Gail Schwartz, Senior Vice President for Academic, Innovation & Student Success, AACC
Kevin Christian, Senior Program Associate for Diversity, Inclusion & Equity, AACC

11:00 AM The TOEFL® Test: Your Passport to Study Abroad
Michelle Hampton, Associate Director of Global Client Relations, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

11:00 AM Get the Most Out of College Life
Susan Fitzgerald and J. Lee Peters, authors of "The Everything College Survival Book"

1:00 PM The College Essay: How to Win or Lose in 500 Words
Susan Fitzgerald and J. Lee Peters, authors of "The Everything College Survival Book"

4:00 PM The Waiting Is Over (or is it?): Finalizing Your College Choice
Dr. Matthew W. Greene, Educational Director, Howard Greene & Associates, co-author, "Greenes' Guides to Educational Planning"

5:00 PM Thinking Your Way to Great SAT/ACT Scores
Dr. Gary Gruber, author of "Gruber's Complete SAT Guide 2013"

6:00 PM Understanding Financial Aid and the FAFSA
Fred Stennis, Outreach Team Lead, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Education

7:00 PM How to Evaluate Financial Aid Award Letters
Mark Kantrowitz, author of "Secrets to Winning a Scholarship"

8:00 PM Types of Admissions: Early, Regular, Rolling & Open
Allen Grove, college admissions expert, CollegeApps.About.com

THURSDAY MARCH 21ST

12:00 PM Paying for College
Reyna Gobel, author, "Cliffs Notes Graduation Debt: How to Manage Students Loans and Live Your Life"

1:00 PM Confessions of a Credit Card-A-Holic
Beverly Harzog, credit card expert, author and consumer advocate

3:00 PM Getting Into the College That's the Best Match for You
Dr. Rachel Rubin, founder and chief consultant, Spark Admissions

4:00 PM Understanding Your ACT Score
Joseph Cruse, director, client relations at ACT

5:00 PM Scholarship Search Secrets
Kate Adams, product marketing manager, Scholarship Points

CollegeWeekLive also offers students an opportunity to video chat with current college students at 37 colleges, ranging from Alfred State University in New York to University of Queensland in Australia. These video chats are a popular way for teens to gain an informal point of view from a peer on a prospective college. Lastly, students who login to the live event on either March 20th or 21st and virtually visit three college booths or college video chats will be eligible to win the $5,000 Get Set scholarship provided by HP.

INCLUDE IN CALENDAR OF EVENTS

EVENT NAME CollegeWeekLive Free Online College Fair

LOCATION Virtual college fair

DAY/DATES Wednesday March 20, Thursday March 21, Thursday April 18

HOURS 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM EDT

COST FREE

MORE INFORMATION

  • 300+ colleges participating!
  • Chat live online with admissions reps and college students
  • View video presentations on how to pick a college and how to find financial aid
  • Get real-time answers to your college questions from admissions experts
  • Be eligible to win a $5,000 scholarship!
  • Register now & login in on March 20, 21

EVENT URL www.CollegeWeekLive.com

CONTACT Support@CollegeWeekLive.com, 888-697-0050

ABOUT COLLEGEWEEKLIVE

CollegeWeekLive is the leading channel where students and colleges meet online. More than 1,200,000 students from 192 countries rely on CollegeWeekLive to help navigate college admissions. This live channel provides unprecedented access to expert presentations and enables students to have unscripted conversations with hundreds of colleges.

Students turn to CollegeWeekLive to gain insights from current students, admission representatives, and leading experts, whether they are narrowing their choice of schools or making post-admission decisions. Through live text and video chats, students, parents, and counselors engage directly with colleges at every stage of the enrollment process with CollegeWeekLive.

For press inquiries, contact: Martha Collins, press@collegeweeklive.com, 617.938.6050

Source: CollegeWeekLive