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 Black College Expo Open to San Diego County Students, Families

Excited graduates in background with event information. Visit www.thecollegeexpo.org/events/sd-black-college-expo for more

Hundreds of San Diego County juniors and seniors have the chance to connect with representatives from about two dozen historically black colleges at the Black College Expo (TM) on Jan. 29 in San Diego. 

The San Diego County Office of Education is partnering with National College Resources Foundation to bring the event and it's many opportunities for students to the region. 

The event will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the MLK Center at Bayview Baptist Church at 6134 Pastor Timothy J. Winters St. in San Diego. It features on-the-spot admission and scholarships and informational seminars for students and parents. for on-the-spot college admission and scholarships for students to the region. Click here and here for the flyer.

Representatives from 26 historically black colleges and universities as well as community college representatives are expected to be at the expo to consult with San Diego students about their higher-education options. 

"Our mission is to make sure students are prepared for the next stage of life after leaving our schools," said Dr. Paul Gothold, county superintendent of schools. "The Black College Expo is a unique opportunity for us to connect young people with options that could unlock their future success."

Students should bring at least 10 copies of their academic transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. 

The Black College Expo was developed nearly 20 years ago to help empower underrepresented students, demystify the college admissions process, and promote equal access to higher education by providing positive guidance and pathways. The event seeks to educate all students about historically black colleges and universities.

For more information about the Black College Expo, visit thecollegeexpo.org. Students can also register to attend separately if they will be visiting after their school day.