04/25/2013 -- CCAC, other colleges sponsor conference to prepare high school students for higher education

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), eight other colleges and universities and several community organizations are co-sponsors of College Success 101, a one-day conference designed to aid in preparing high school sophomores and juniors in Pittsburgh Public Schools and throughout the Pittsburgh region for the college admission process. The 14th annual conference will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the University of Pittsburgh.

College Success 101 creates unique opportunities and provides enrichment for more than 200 local high school students. Students are given information on the college search process, admission criteria, financial aid and scholarships, and more. Access to admission representatives from the region is also provided at an on-site college fair. This year, representatives from more than 30 colleges and universities will be in attendance.

College Success 101 is planned by a committee with members from the Allen Community Education Collaborative, Allegheny College, California University of Pennsylvania, Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, The College People, Community College of Allegheny County, Investing NOW, Penn State University, The University of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Promise Foundation, Point Park University and Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh.

More information on College Success 101 can be found online at www.collegesuccess101.org or by contacting kabethea@gmail.com.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.

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