High School Students, Parents to Learn
About College, Careers at UT Dallas Event

Las Llaves del Exito (‘Keys to Success’) Scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 24

Feb. 19, 2007

High school juniors and seniors from the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and other area schools will have an opportunity to learn about the college admissions process and career opportunities at a free, public event to be held Saturday, Feb. 24 on the campus of The University of Texas at Dallas.  Organizers expect as many as 1,000 attendees.

Called Las Llaves del Exito, which means “The Keys to Success,” the event will offer a wealth of information and advice, in English and Spanish, on planning for, applying to and paying for college, essay writing and test-taking and career opportunities.  High school seniors in attendance will even be able to get admitted to a local college or university on site, provided they bring with them the required paperwork, including their parents’ 2006 income tax return, high school transcript and college admissions essay.

“Many of the students in attendance will be the first in their families to attend college and therefore may not be familiar with the college admissions process,” said Matthew Sanchez, a member of the event planning committee and a recruiting coordinator in UT Dallas’ Enrollment Services Department. “As a result, we plan to offer hands-on assistance with admissions forms, scholarship applications and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. We view this event as an important first step by young men and women in achieving their college and career aspirations.”

According to Sanchez, representatives from at least 13 area colleges and universities will be present to provide information and answer questions. These will include:

  • Brookhaven College
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Dallas TeleCollege
  • Eastfield College
  • El Centro College
  • Midwestern State University
  • Mountain View College
  • Northlake College
  • Richland College
  • Texas Woman’s University
  • University of North Texas Dallas Campus
  • The University of Texas at Arlington
  • The University of Texas at Dallas

Las Llaves del Exito will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the School of Management Building, located at the intersection of University Parkway and Drive A (http://www.utdallas.edu/campusmap.html) on the UT Dallas campus in Richardson.

The event is sponsored by DISD, the Dallas County Community College District and area universities. For additional information about Las Llaves del Exito, please call 214-860-2432.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.


Contact Steve McGregor, UTD, (972) 883-2293, smcgreg@utdallas.edu

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