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Get Ready, Get Set…GO!

September 17 and September 18, 2007 are dates that should not go unnoticed on your calendar. For High School seniors and juniors, these two dates hold the keys that may open some very important doors for you.

I’m talking about the College Fairs that are occurring in Charles County and St. Mary’s County next week. The Mid-Atlantic College Fair takes place at the Waldorf Jaycee’s Hall on Monday, September 17, 2007. Open to Charles County high school students from 10 am to 1 pm and then to the general public from 6 pm to 8 pm, with a Financial Aid Workshop at 7 pm.

The next day is the Southern Maryland College Fair being held at the Hollywood, MD Firehouse. The Southern Maryland College Fair is open to students and parents in the morning session from 10 am to 1 pm, and an evening session from 5:30 pm to 8 pm. There will be two Financial Aid Workshops conducted – at 6 pm and 7 pm.

You have the opportunity to visit over 100 schools from across the country (mostly East Coast schools and some Midwest schools). Admissions representatives are on hand with tons of take-away materials and a willingness to talk with you and your parent or guardian about questions you might have regarding that particular school. Another golden opportunity … you get to introduce yourself right then and there to an admissions representative from one of the schools that perhaps ranks very high on your list.

SoMD CAN will be there also! Our Executive Director, Sonia K. Wagner, will be presenting the Financial Aid Workshop at the Mid-Atlantic College Fair at 7pm, and then again with co-presenter Tim Wolfe, Director of Financial Aid at St. Mary’s College at the Southern Maryland College Fair at 6 and 7 pm. These FinAid Workshops give you a “heads-up” on what you might be looking to accomplish BEFORE the rush of college application deadlines and financial aid/scholarship deadlines.

As the saying goes — opportunity knocks! As a senior or junior in high school, (or even a CSM student considering a transfer) nothing should be more important than this night!

Drop in the FinAid Workshop and let me know you read the blog!

See you there,
Sonia

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