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Go Apply Day at UTPA set for Nov. 16
Contact: Sandra Faires, Intern 381-2741
Posted: 11/09/2006
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The University of Texas-Pan American Valley Outreach Center and Admissions and New Student Services will host Go Apply Day Thursday Nov. 16 in conjunction with the designation of November as Go Apply or College Application Awareness Month for High School Seniors by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Go Apply Day at UTPA will be held from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. High school seniors should arrive at the Visitor's Center and then they will be escorted to various computer labs to receive assistance with the Texas Common Application for college admissions. Upon completion of the applications, seniors will have the opportunity to tour the UTPA campus and visit "A Slave Ship Speaks: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie" Exhibit in the UTPA Visitors Center."

If a school would like to bring a group of students, then they should reserve a time slot to ensure that everyone is served. No reservations will be required for individual walk-ins of students and parents who come on their own throughout the day. The students should bring a copy of their class schedule and a transcript would be helpful, but not necessary.

Go Apply College Application Awareness Month is a South Texas Pilot Project created by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's P-16 field specialists and program directors in Harlingen, Corpus Christi, and San Antonio to encourage and assist students to complete college applications before deadlines.

Completion of the Texas Common Application is a key requirement for applying to Texas colleges. It's the first step in applying to college, and should be completed and submitted as early as possible for the best opportunities to gain college acceptance.

The Texas Common Application once completed by students is sent to colleges and universities chosen by the student on the application. The admission office at each institution determines the acceptance of each student.

For questions or to make reservations, please call Lisa Prieto at the UTPA Valley Outreach Center at 956/292-7597 or fax at 956/292-7596. Prieto can also by reached via email at lisaprieto@panam.edu.

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