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There will be interviews, seminars and even a step show, but the most exciting part of the HBCU Festival will be on-site admission.

"We've witnessed parents on their knees, crying, thanking God for their son or daughter being accepted into a certain school," says the founder and chairperson of the festival, Vance Davis.

Davis says 55 historically black schools will be on site Saturday. Some will admit students and hand out scholarships on the spot; Quinton Tarver knows that firsthand.

"I walked out of the room my. Mom's standing outside, she's like...'What did they say?' I was like, 'I got in!' And then I just -- I got so excited, my Mom started crying, whole waterworks thing," Tarver says.

Tarver just graduated from Virginia State, after accepting his admission and scholarship at the HBCU festival a few years back.

He says the event took a lot of stress out of the application process, and Tarvers certain that thanks to the help he received there, he ended up at the right school.

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