College Information Day

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WHAT: College Information Day, a free, annual event at the University of California, Berkeley, during which college and university representatives will offer college preparation tips to about 1,500 middle school and high school students and their families.

More than 60 public and private colleges and universities will be represented, including those within the UC and California State University systems, institutions outside of the Golden State, and historically black colleges and universities.

Workshops on admission requirements, financial aid and scholarships for documented and undocumented students, and requirements to be a transfer student, will be conducted in English and Spanish.

A panel of college students will discuss their own college admissions processes, financial aid applications, entrance tests, personal statements and more. Participants also will be offered guided campus tours.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8

WHERE: UC Berkeley campus’s Dwinelle Plaza will be the focal point of most College Information Day events. See a campus map online.

DETAILS: The event is sponsored by a group of area educational institutions, known as the East Bay Consortium of Educational Institutions Inc., that includes UC Berkeley. For more information, call consortium executive director Monica Montenegro at (510) 872-8015.