Oklahoma high school students to participate in live chat with college representatives nationwide

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. The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University are participating.
by Kathryn McNutt Modified: March 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm •  Published: March 18, 2014

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.

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by Kathryn McNutt
Higher Education Reporter
Kathryn McNutt covers higher education for The Oklahoman and NewsOK. Since joining the staff in August 2000, she also has worked as the Breaking News editor, Metro editor and assistant Local editor. A native of Oklahoma City, she graduated from...
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It’s a wonderful way for us to use technology to talk to students across the county.”

Erin Smith,
OSU undergraduate admissions

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