Councilman Linares and CUNY Co-Sponsor College Information Fair

New York City Councilman Guillermo Linares and The City University of New York are co-sponsoring a CUNY college information fair in Washington Heights, Manhattan, to be held on Saturday, October 21, 2000, beginning at 11:00 A.M. at George Washington High School.

The five-hour event is open to all who are interested in higher educational opportunities at the University’s senior colleges, community colleges, graduate center, law school and medical school

Chancellor Mathew Goldstein and Councilman Linares will address the attendees and answer questions. Counselors will be available for one-on-one sessions to discuss specific programs and to provide information on freshman admissions, transfers and graduate applications and certificate

“CUNY is continuing its historic mission of preparing immigrants for careers and lifelong learning,” said Councilman Linares. “This information fair will help people learn more about CUNY. These times now require that everyone earn a college degree.”

George Washington High School is located at 549 Audubon Avenue and 191st Street.

Special information tables will also to provide data on U.S. citizenship for prospective CUNY students, evaluation of foreign degrees and credits obtained abroad, and financial aide and scholarships.

Participants will also have available to them details on CUNY’s English as a Second Language Program, the Basic Skills Immersion Program and the Basic Language Immersion Program which offers CUNY students intensive English instruction before they start their matriculated course work. This program is designed as an affordable option for entering freshman who want to strengthen their English skills before starting their first semester and without using valuable federal and state financial aid.

Further details regarding the University are available in a new publication “Study With the Best,” a college and career guide which is available on the web at or by calling toll-free 1-866-CUNY-YES.