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More than 100 College Reps to Meet with Students at Annual College Fair: Pacific-hosted event is only large-scale college fair in the region

Mar 8, 2010

High school students, mark your calendars.

More than 100 representatives from Universities across North America will be at University of the Pacific's Stockton campus from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 2 for the Western Association of College Admission Counseling (WACAC) Fair. Representatives will be at the fair to answer questions about their schools and to recruit students. There also will be several workshops on how to apply for college, including one in Spanish.

The event is free and open to the public. It is the only WACAC fair in the Stockton-Modesto-Merced region this year, and the first one in the area since 2007.

"Getting into college has always been competitive, but it has become even more so in the past two years as many schools have been forced to cut back on the number of students they can admit or to cancel programs," said Rob Alexander, associate provost for enrollment at Pacific. "Events like this give high school students many more choices than they were aware of and also can introduce them to great Universities that they may not have previously considered."

The event will be held in the Alex G. Spanos Center, located just east of the intersection of Pershing Avenue and Alpine Avenue in Stockton. Approximately 100 to 200 college representatives from the United States and Canada are expected to be at the fair. There also will be a financial aid workshop, workshops on how to apply for private and state-run schools, and a Spanish-language general information session about the overall college application process.

The event is aimed at high school and junior-high school students. Other WACAC fairs will be held in Folsom, Hayward and Fresno during the same week as the Pacific-hosted event. For more information or to register ahead of time for the event, visit http://www.wacaccollegefair.com/.