UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am
COLLEGE STATION, Oct. 28, 2010 - College fairs are now being staged in cyberspace, and Texas A&M University will be well represented with a virtual booth for the next one - "CollegeWeekLive Fall."
The online college fair planned for Nov. 3-4 will feature more than 300 colleges from across the U.S. and around the world. Teens and their parents, regardless of geographic location, can meet with Texas A&M admissions and financial aid representatives from the convenience of any computer, organizers of the event note.
Prospective students can ask questions about what it's like to be an Aggie, while parents can ask about admission requirements or financial aid. They also can watch live keynote presentations from admissions
authorities on topics such as "the college application process" and "how to pay for a college in today's economy."
"We believe the November event will help us connect with prospective students who may not normally be able to visit our campus," says Scott McDonald, director of admissions at Texas A&M. "'CollegeWeekLive' is
another opportunity to give prospective students an online experience that will showcase Texas A&M as a top-tier, world class, flagship institution. We are very excited to be able to connect with these students who are interested in becoming a part of the Aggie Family."
The free online college fair at www.CollegeWeekLive.com  is planned from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CT each day and includes live chats with Texas A&M representatives, who can provide admissions and financial aid advice.
"CollegeWeekLive," free for students, parents and guidance counselors, has become the leading platform for online admissions by providing the world's largest college fairs and online admissions events. "CollegeWeekLive," with hundreds of colleges and universities exhibiting nationally and with more than 200,000 registrants, has revolutionized college admissions, officials say. It is making the process easier and
more cost-effective by bringing students, parents, counselors and colleges together online, they explain. This allows prospective college students to "visit" colleges and universities, and talk to admissions officials and current college students no matter what time or distance constraints they might have.
Students or parents can register for the Texas A&M "CollegeWeekLive" event at no charge by visiting
http://www.collegeweeklive.com/en_CA/br/Texas_AM_Reg/refcode=TEXAS_AM_FALL_COLLEGE_WEB . Students who register will be eligible to win a $10,000 scholarship from "CollegeWeekLive."
From Texas A&M University