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COC Sponsors College Fair

High school students and their parents can meet college recruiters, get questions answered.

More than 60 colleges and universities will be in attendance
at College of the Canyons on Saturday, October 11, for Santa Clarita Valley College
Day 2008. Representatives will be on hand to provide information about their
schools and programs to college-bound high school students and their parents.
The event will take place from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at COC’s Valencia


Sponsored by COC and the William
S. Hart Union
School District, the day will
feature a mall-like area where students can stop and speak with representatives
of the schools. Workshops and presentations are also scheduled that will
provide in-depth discussions of admissions procedures, financial aid processes,
insights into the UC, CSU, and community college systems and much more.


“This is a one-of-a-kind, local opportunity for students and
their families to talk with representatives of colleges and universities across
the nation in a one-stop-shopping environment,” said Jasmine Ruys, director of admissions
at COC. “It also provides very specific information about the UC and CSU
admissions process from people who are directly involved in those offices that
will answer many questions that students and their parents may have,” stressed


This is the fifth year that College Day has been held on the
COC campus and event attendance has continued to grow.


³We are very pleased to partner with the Hart District on
this event,² said Sue Bozman, Vice President of Communications, Marketing and
External Relations for the college district, ³because it gives community
members an unprecedented opportunity to talk to college representatives and to
shop and compare a wide variety of universities and their programs.  We also know that, historically, nearly 60
percent of Hart District students will choose College of the Canyons to begin
their higher education journey,² stressed Bozman, ³and this event also gives
parents and students a chance to explore our Valencia
campus and talk with instructors and counselors.²


Participation in workshops and interaction with college and
university representatives will help students be prepared when applying to the four-year
institutions. College Day is also an opportunity for parents and students to
get acquainted with the COC campus.  For
parents and students interested in finding out more about what College of the
Canyons has to offer, several departments will have representatives on hand to
share information about their various majors.


Admission to the event is free, as is parking in designated COC
student lots. Additional information is available online at or by
calling the Office of Outreach and School Relations at (661) 362-5891.


A partial list of event participants:

Azusa Pacific

Brooks Institute of Photography

California College
of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts

California Lutheran

California State
Polytechnic University,
San Luis Obispo

California State
University, Bakersfield
(University Extended Services)

California State
University, Dominguez Hills

California State
University, East

California State
University, Fresno

California State
University, Fullerton

California State
University, Los

California State
University, Monterey

California State
University, Northridge

Chapman University

Charles R.
Drew University

Colorado State

Columbia College

Design Institute
of San Diego

DeVry University

ESL Language Centers

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

Harvey Mudd

Hawaii Pacific

Hope International

Humboldt State

John Paul the Great Catholic University

Marietta College

Mount St. Mary's College

Musicians Institute

National University

Northern Michigan University

Northwestern University

Otis College
of Art & Design

Pennsylvania State

Scripps College

Smith College

Sonoma State

South Baylor

Stanford University

The Master's College

Trinity Int'l
University – Trinity
Law School

Coast Guard

Military Academy

Naval Academy

University of Arizona

University of California,

University of California,

University of California,

University of California,
Los Angeles

University of California,

University of California,

University of California,
Santa Barbara

University of Oregon

University of Judaism

University of New

University of Redlands

University of Southern

University of the Arts in Philadelphia

Whittier College


Tentative workshops:

Exploring the UC System

The California State
University System

Community College Programs and Transfer

Understanding the Financial Aid Process

SAT & ACT Test Secrets

The College-Bound Student Athlete

Private School Admissions

Admissions' Essays, Recommendations & Interviews


COC Sponsors College Fair

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