Just in case your child did not inform you, and you didn't listen to your robo-calls from the Broward School District, here's some breaking news:
Today and today only, Wednesday, Oct. 19, you can go to the Broward Convention Center in east Fort Lauderdale and pick up a lot of college information.
The college fair is free, and many, many, many colleges in Florida and other states are represented.
Here's a website about it: www.nationalcollegefairs.org
I picked up materials from University of Florida, University of Chicago, University of Central Florida, Florida State University, the University of Georgia, etcetera.
There were representatives from federal student aid and loan programs, and applications for the SAT and ACT. Every kind of college info you need as a parent, I think, was there.
The fair resumes from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. tonight. It went on this morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tonight there are workshops for parents, starting at 5:30 p.m. I'll be attending a workshop on financial aid and Bright Future Scholarship Programs, (5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 workshops) but there are workshops about how to get into highly competitive colleges (7:15 p.m.), and how to navigate the application process if you're a first generation college student (6:15 p.m., with Haitian-Creole and Spanish translations). Also available tonight: Making your college search count (5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.), Financial Aid en Espanol, 5:15 p.m., 7;15 p.m.) and in English, 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Hot Jobs and Majors, 6:30 p.m. Lastly, there is Becas, en Espanol, at 6:15 p.m.
The fair is free. You'll pay for parking. I was there an hour and paid $3.
The convention center is off 17th Street. Don't forget, you'll have to go through Port Everglades security. Bring a photo ID. Directions are on the jump page.
From the convention center website:
From the North or South: Take I-95 or Florida's Turnpike and Exit at 595 East. Exit at US 1 North and proceed to S.E. 17th St. East on S.E. 17th St. to Eisenhower Blvd. Turn right on Eisenhower. Follow signs to the Convention Center.
POSTED IN: Brittany Wallman (160)
The Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention and meeting facility is located at the northern end of Port Everglades. Security checkpoints exist at all entrances to Port Everglades. All visitors must present valid government-issued identification. For further details, visit the Port Everglades website at http://www.porteverglades.net/about-us/security/
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