(Jan. 29, 2013) -- The UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives is about to embark on a series of road trips to support college-bound South Texans. Its Mobile Go Center, a one-stop source of college knowledge, will help prospective college students and their families prepare college admission applications and financial aid forms.
The UTSA Mobile Go Center supports the College for Texans Campaign and the state's higher education plan, Closing the Gaps. Both initiatives aim to significantly increase the number of students enrolled in Texas colleges and universities by 2015.
The UTSA Mobile Go Center tour schedule includes:
Jan. 31, Calallen High School, Calallen
Feb. 19, Sharyland High School, Sharyland
Feb. 21, C.C. Winn High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 22, Eagle Pass High School, Eagle Pass
Feb. 26, United High School, Laredo
Feb. 27, J.B. Alexander High School, Laredo
Feb. 28, United South High School, Laredo
Feb. 28, L.B. Johnson High School, Laredo
"Research shows that students who complete a FAFSA are more likely to go on to college," said Rachel Ruiz, UTSA assistant vice president for P-20 initiatives. "The Office of P-20 Initiatives is committed to increasing access to higher education through our outreach programs."
Manuel Maldonado from the Office of P-20 Initiatives and representatives from the admissions and financial aid offices will staff the UTSA Mobile Go Center.
"The selected sites are high schools across South Texas that can benefit from our additional assistance in removing barriers to higher education based on previous data," said Belinda Saldana, director of community outreach in the UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives. "We look forward to visiting more South Texas communities and informing students about UTSA through our UTSA Mobile Go Center outreach efforts."
>> To learn more about the Mobile Go Center, contact Belinda Saldana, UTSA Office of P-20 Initiatives, at 210-458-2904. To schedule the Mobile Go Center in the San Antonio area, visit the UTSA P-20 Initiatives website.
UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.
For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.
Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.
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