CONFUSED ABOUT COLLEGE RANKINGS? Come Hear Experts from US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and College Prowler at CollegeWeekLive

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Panel Presentation at Virtual Online College Fair to Offer Advice to College-Bound High School Students on How to Use Rankings

Targeting Your College Essay for Regular Decision

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a high school student can make, and the process can be challenging, which is why CollegeWeekLive (, the world's largest online college fair, has assembled experts from three respected college rankings resources, U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and College Prowler, to offer students details on how the rankings are formulated and sage advice on how to use the rankings to chose the right college.

"Students in the college admissions process can become overwhelmed with information," said Robert Rosenbloom, CEO of PlatformQ, the producer of CollegeWeekLive. "Our speaker panel on college rankings is designed to provide students with objective criteria they can use when comparing prospective colleges." CollegeWeekLive, a free event open to high school students, their parents and guidance counselors, features more than 200 colleges live, in one place online.

"Our goal with the college rankings is to put information in the hands of high school students so they can make an informed decision about their college education," said Kenneth Terrell. Assistant Managing Editor, Education of U.S. News & World Report. "Similarly, CollegeWeekLive provides access to college admissions information and to the colleges themselves, no matter where a high school student might live." Additional panelists include Robert Franek, author of The Princeton Review's Best 357 Colleges and Luke Skurman, CEO of College Prowler.

CollegeWeekLive offers students with the opportunity to speak live with admissions representatives and even file an application to a school on the spot. The event also provides attendees with the opportunity to see keynote and career panel speakers on a wide variety of topics, including:

  •     "Why take the ACT and How to Prepare for the Test," Andrea "Rae" Jones,

Director, Elementary/Secondary Services, ACT Midwest Region

  •     "College Cost And Funding Strategies", Shanyn Grenier, of NHHEAF Network Organizations' Center for College Planning
  •     "Inside the College Admission Process" featuring Peter Van Buskirk, Author of

"Winning the College Admissions Game"

  •     "How to Prepare for and Take the SAT" featuring Dr. Ira Wolfe, Author
  •     "Targeting Your College Essay for Regular Decision" featuring Elizabeth Wissner-Gross, Author of "What Colleges Don't Tell You"
  •     "How To Pay For College" featuring Brandon Rogers, Author of

"Ten things you gotta know about paying for college"

  •     "Choosing the Right College For You" featuring Sonja Montiel, President,

College Confidence, WACAC Treasurer

  •     "Getting Off On The Right Foot (Even If You Don't Have One!)" featuring

Chad Crittenden - Former Contestant on TV's Survivor

  •     "The Best Ways To Use College Rankings" A panel featuring representatives from

US News & World Report, Princeton Review, and College Prowler

  •     College Parent's of America Presents: "Parents helping Parents" a panel discussion
  •     "Understanding the FAFSA Forms" featuring Sue O'Flaherty, Federal Student Aid,

US Dept of Education

  •     "The Advantages Of A Private College Education" featuring Private Colleges and Universities' Education Panel
  •     "Perspective From The Financial Aid Office" featuring Catherine Graham - Director Of Financial Aid, Loyola Marymount University
  •     "The Best Way To Afford College" featuring Shanyn Grenier - NHHEAF Network Organizations
  •     "How To Take The SAT Like You Wrote It" featuring Dr. Gary Gruber, Author

"The Gruber Guide to SAT's 2009"

  •     "Understanding Sports Scholarships" featuring Dion Wheeler, Author "The Sports Scholarship Insider's Guide"
  •     "Beyond Fill-in-the-Blanks--Telling Your Story in the College App" featuring

Jaye Fenderson, Author & columnist

  •     Iliza Shlesinger, Comedian & Winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing

CollegeWeekLive also offers more than fifty video chats, where high school students can meet with college students at schools of interest and learn what campus life is really like.
To learn more about CollegeWeekLive and to register for free before November 12, visit

About CollegeWeekLive:
CollegeWeekLive is the world's biggest online college fair, with more than 200 colleges and universities from around the world represented and more than 20,000 attendees expected. CollegeWeekLive is a virtual event designed to allow people involved in the college admissions process - students, parents, teachers, counselors, colleges and universities - to connect and interact in a way that transcends time and distance. The event is completely free to attendees, but advance registration is recommended to all, and specifically for those high school students who want to participate in scholarship giveaways that take place during the two days. To learn more and register, visit CollegeWeekLive.

PlatformQ, the producer of the CollegeWeekLive, is a new company whose mission is to leverage the accessibility of online events to connect individuals, companies and organizations - across North America and internationally-- who might otherwise not be able to travel to physical events or communicate with leading experts or thought leaders.

CollegeWeekLive and PlatformQ are trademarks of PlatformQ, LLC. All other trademarks or service marks are property of their respective owners.


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