SACRAMENTO – The United College Action Network (U-CAN) kicks off the new school year with a 10-city college recruitment tour. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to admit students on the Spot.

Thousands of students from Sacramento, the East Bay and San Francisco Bay Area, the Central Valley and the Inland Empire will gather at churches schools, and community centers, to explore the possibilities of attending college at one of the U-CAN’s HBCU partners. High school students will meet with recruiters and admissions counselors from 35 HBCUs during U-CAN’s 15th annual “Historically Black” college recruitment fair tour in nine California cities and Las Vegas, NV from September 8-20.

The first Sacramento-area fair will be held at Grant Union High School, 1400 Grand Avenue, on Thursday, September 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon. A second local fair will be held on Friday, September 12 at Sacramento High School, 2315 34th Street, from 9:00 a.m. until 12 noon, and a third will be held at on Saturday, September 13 at Monterey Trail High School in Elk Grove, 8661 Power Inn Road, from 10:00 until 2:00 p.m.

HBCU admissions and recruitment officers, representing hundreds of majors and professional degrees, will be available to answer questions, take applications, review transcripts, provide financial aid information, waive application fees and admit and offer scholarships to qualified students on the spot.

U-CAN’s college fairs are free and open to all students and will include two Spanish language recruiters. Parents are encouraged to attend with their students.

“Our goal is to include all ethnic and cultural groups shut out of mainstream academia who can benefit from the wonderful opportunities offered by HBCUs,” shared co-founder Dr. Alan Rowe.

Graduating seniors should bring several copies of their transcript, SAT/ACT scores (if taken), two letters of recommendation and a personal essay, if available, in order to qualify for on-the-spot admission. High school juniors are also encouraged to attend and should bring copies of their transcripts.
Students are encouraged to register online for the college fair they wish to attend at www.gotocollegefairs.com/California. For more, visit U-CAN’s website at www.ucangotocollege.org or call U-CAN at (916) 896-3000.