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CSUSM to Host Annual College Is for Me! Conference April 20

By Emmi van Zoest

Cal State San Marcos is hosting the College Is for Me! conference, a free event to show how higher education can lead to social mobility, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 20 in the USU Ballroom. 

The College Is for Me! conference annually attracts students from throughout San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties, helping to educate mostly first-generation prospective college students and their families about the college process. The conference features topics such as getting into college, paying for college and what college can do for you. 

"College Is for Me! was a beautiful event that highlighted the multitude of higher ed opportunities in our region,” Tina King, president of the San Diego College of  Continuing Education, said about a previous edition.

Not only will the event help rising college students with the transition process, but in conjunction with Earth Day, the conference this year also will address how college can support careers in sustainable professions, research and advocacy.

“I feel a lot more prepared for the application process after today,” said Ben Tactay, a former Escondido High School student who attended a past event.

Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

The conference is co-sponsored by CSUSM's Early Assessment Program, Escondido Compact, Gear Up, MiraCosta College, Oceanside Unified and  Project Rebound.

Register for free at this link.


What: College Is for Me!, a free conference to show how higher education can lead to social mobility

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 20

Where: USU Ballroom

Cost: Free

Registration: https://collegeisforme2024.bpt.me/