College Fairs/Information Sessions
College News - BMHS Counseling is providing a list of upcoming college fairs and/or workshops that may be of interest to Bishop McNamara students. The Counseling Center will continue to add to the list as information becomes available.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) is extending an invitation to students to join them to learn more about undergraduate study at one of the nation's most influential art and design schools. Students are encouraged to bring portfolios, documented artwork, sketchbooks, zines or digital media to share with admissions counselors and SAIC faculty so they may discuss preparing portfolios for admission and merit scholarship consideration. The event will take place on Sunday, October 2 from noon until 3 p.m. at the District Architecture Center in Washington, DC. You must RSVP at saic.edu/ugevents.
Elizabeth City State University, part of the North Carolina state university system, is holding an information session on Monday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kelby Center, 1800 Chesterton Drive, Upper Marlboro. Prospective students and their families are invited to meet Chancellor Thomas Conway, students, faculty and staff as they discuss majors, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, student life, internships, athletics and more. For information or to register visit www.ecsu.
The Knights of Columbus of Northern Virginia are hosting a Catholic College Fair on Wednesday evening, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. Catholic colleges and universities from around the country will have representatives at the event to provide information about their schools. The fair will be held in the school gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Annandale, Virginia. If you have any questions contact the fair coordinator, Mr. Barry Dysart, at 703-850-0390.
England is an increasingly popular study destination for American students - if you're one of those adventurous students come learn more about six of the top UK universities at their information session on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. Representatives from the University of Bristol, Durham University, Newcastle University, the University of Southampton, the University of Warwick and the University of York will be on hand to discuss the UK application system, give a brief presentation about each school, and meet personally with students. The event will be held at Washington International School in Washington, DC. Students may register online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk
Karen Richardson, Dean of Admissions and Enrollment Management and Hayden Lizotte, Admissions Counselor at Tufts University will offer an interactive admissions workshop for students and their parents on Sunday, October 16 at 2 p.m. Topics include how colleges evaluate a high school transcript, successful essay writing, the role of recommendations and interviews, and how students can highlight "intangible" factors. The event will take place at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, DC. Please RSVP at admissions.tufts.edu/visit/in-your-area.
The National Association of College Admission Counselors will host their annual Baltimore area college fair on Monday, October 17 from 9 a.m. until noon and from 6-8 p.m., as well as Tuesday, October 18 from 9-11:30 a.m. The event will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center. One of the largest fairs in the area, the NACAC fair will give students a chance to learn about a wide variety of colleges and universities. To register or for more information visit www.nacacfairs.org/midatlantic.
Students and their families are invited to attend a college fair on Tuesday, October 18, sponsored by Archbishop Carroll High School. Students will have the opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from more than 40 colleges and universities. EDU Inc. will also be on hand to represent 50 HBCUs. The event will take place from 4-6 p.m. at Archbishop Carroll. For information email email@example.com or phone 202-529-0900, Ext. 131.
The National Association of College Admission Counselors will host their annual Greater Washington, DC College Fair on Sunday, October 23 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. One of the largest fairs in the area, the NACAC fair will give students a chance to learn about a wide variety of colleges and universities. To register or for more information visit www.nacacfairs.org/midatlantic.
Duke admissions officers will present information and answer questions about the university, their admissions process, financial aid and more during two separate information sessions. The first will take place on Sunday, October 23 at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg. The second will be held on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore BWI Hotel. Interested students may register at admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke.
Please join Senior Associate Dean Ryan Hargraves and a panel of recent University of Virginia graduates to learn about UVA and their admission process. The event will take place at the Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, Maryland on Monday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP at www.admission.virginia.edu/uva-visits-you.
The Savannah College of Art and Design will host an information session on Thursday, October 27 at 7 p.m. Interested students will be able to learn about SCAD's innovative academic programs, art and design career options, and admission requirements. They will also have the opportunity to meet one on one for a portfolio review. The event will take place at the Washington Hilton hotel in Washington, DC.
Arrow Collegiate Tours is hosting a one-day bus tour for students interested in visiting Temple University and Cheyney University. The event costs $65 and includes motor coach transportation, a presentation from the admission office of each university, and campus tours. For information contact Sabrina Crowder at 240-766-5407 or visit www.arrowcollegiatetour.com.
The National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) will host their annual performing and visual arts college fair on Sunday, November 6 from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Participants will have the opportunity to meet face to face with performing and visual arts college representatives and learn about the portfolio and application process. For more information or to register visit www.nacacfairs.org/pvamidatlantic.
Arrow Collegiate Tours is offering a bus trip tour of six HBCUs, including North Carolina A&T, Winston Salem, Clark Atlanta, Spelman, Morehouse and Florida A&M. The cost of the trip is $485 per person and includes round trip motor coach transportation, hotel accommodations, and some meals. Participants will also spend a day at Universal Studios; discounted tickets will be available. For information contact Sabrina Crowder (240-766-5407) or Alexander Reese (301-312-7914) or visit their website at www.arrowcollegiatetour.com.
The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) will host two separate portfolio days, the first on November 19 in Washington, DC and the second on November 20 in Baltimore. Students interested in pursuing art in college are invited to bring their work and meet one-on-one with the top art and design colleges and universities in the nation. Experienced college and university representatives will review and critique students' portfolios, while students will be able to learn about these universities and their programs. Visit www.portfolioday.net for information about specific events, how to attend, and to research member schools.
Please check out this list of colleges that offer what are known as "fly-in" programs. These programs all look a little different depending on the institution, but they are generally designed to provide prospective "underrepresented populations" with an opportunity to visit the campus. Usually there is no cost or if there is, a travel assistance grant may beavailable. Each school has their own definition of underrepresented populations depending on the needs of the institution, but often this includes first-generation college students, low socio-economic status, and/or racial/ethnic minorities. These programs typically take place in the summer and fall of senior year.
Go to College Fly-In Programs