LAUSD college transfer fair hosted at Pierce College

The Los Angeles Unified School District 1 (LAUSD) College
Fair was hosted at Pierce College on Sep. 10.

Representatives from Colleges in-and-out of state came to
inform students about their different majors and application processes.

There were less representatives and vendors in the fair this
year than the last one according to dean of student services Marco De la Garza

“Less people dropped by than last year,” said De la Garza.  “There were 85 college representatives and
vendors attended this year, while 95 attended last year,”

In previous years different university representatives just
came to the fair without reserving a spot but that didn’t happen this year
according to De la Garza

Many representative didn’t come because of budget cuts
according to Tammy Koch, college councilor at Chatsworth High School.

“They called saying that they didn’t have enough money,”
said Koch.

Students still felt that they got the help they needed according
to Rodrigo Arce a senior at Reseda High School.

Arce said they were very helpful and that he couldn’t wait
to go to college where he will be majoring in business at CSUN.

“The fair exposes students to different colleges that they
have not heard of,” said Shawn Weber mother of an attending high school senior.
“And encourages them about applications for college”.

There was easy access to the UC Colleges according to Weber but
it would have been better to have more out of state colleges come to the fair.

Many people don’t qualify for financial aid said Weber. She would
have liked a booth just dedicated to scholarships so students know what
scholarships are out there.