High school students can browse information on 190 higher education institutions and chat live with admissions representatives during CollegeWeekLive All Access from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday.
CollegeWeekLive is an online destination where more than 1 million students connect with colleges and admissions experts live online each year.
Students who log in Thursday can watch video presentations, streamed live, on such topics as how to prepare for the SAT or ACT standardized tests, how to craft a compelling college application essay, how admissions officers weed through thousands of applicants, and how to better manage your online reputation.
Oklahoma State University and the University of Oklahoma are among the institutions participating.
“It’s a wonderful way for us to use technology to talk to students across the county,” said Erin Smith in OSU undergraduate admissions. “It’s something we find to be really effective.”
While high school students in Oklahoma often tour OSU in person, many out-of-state students can’t visit the campus, Smith said. One in four students in the 2013 freshman class came from out of state, she said.
This event is a good option for out-of-state students to chat live with OSU admissions counselors, who will be available from 1 to 7 p.m., she said. Their goal is to answer all the questions prospective students have.
Smith said OSU also hosts its own college fair chats on the CollegeWeekLive platform throughout the year to give more information to students who have shown an interest in attending OSU.
Any student who logs in to www.CollegeWeekLive.com and virtually visits with three or more colleges is automatically eligible for a drawing for a $5,000 scholarship. Students, parents and counselors can register at no cost.
It’s a wonderful way for us to use technology to talk to students across the county.”
OSU undergraduate admissions