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For Immediate Release
October 16, 2014

University of California Information Night Planned


Moreno Valley College's Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) program is hosting a University of California Information Night on Thursday, October 30, at Vista del Lago High School beginning at 6:30 pm. The event is open to any high school student.

Representatives from UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego and MVC will provide information about how to prepare for college, UC and MVC academic programs, available majors, and classes needed to meet UC eligibility requirements. They also will discuss transfer pathways to universities, how applications are reviewed, and funding options to defray college costs. Following the workshop, college representatives will be available to meet with individual students and parents and to answer questions.

In 2014, the UC system received nearly 150,000 applications, making the acceptance process very competitive.

"Competition to earn a UC seat is fierce," said Micki Poole Clowney, director of MVC's UBMS program. "These workshops help students and parents navigate the educational pipeline, leading students to their choice university."

Last year's workshop drew over 250 students.

The event is co-sponsored by Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD), Vista del Lago High School, the MVUSD African-American Advisory Council (AAAC), AVID, the University of California - Riverside Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP), and the MVC Outreach Program.