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For Immediate Release
March 10, 2014

University of California Information Night Scheduled


Moreno Valley College's Upward Bound Math and Science Program is cosponsoring a college preparation information night on Tuesday, March 18 at Vista Del Lago High School. The main topics for the evening are freshman admission to the University of California and transfer paths to UC from community colleges.

The program begins at 6:30 pm in the school library. Following the information session there will be an educational fair in the A-Wing Corridor.

According to a January 17 UC press release issued by the Chancellor's Office, nearly 150,000 freshmen applicants were received by the UC system last year. "Competition to earn a UC seat is fierce," said Micki Poole Clowney, director of Moreno Valley College's Upward Bound Math and Science program.

Families will have the opportunity to hear directly from UC representatives about what they look for in a student, how to prepare for college early, and what high school or community college classes are needed to meet UC eligibility requirements. Information on majors, cost and financial aid options will also be available that evening.

"These types of programs help increase student access to the educational pipeline," Poole Clowney said. "We're hoping this community effort will help students and families navigate into the college of their choice."

The event is being co-sponsored by MVC in cooperation with Vista Del Lago High School Parent Engagement Leadership Initiative Action Team for Partnerships (PELI-ATP), Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD), the African-American Advisory Council (AAAC), and the University of California - Riverside Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP).