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.
Parents Together for Students Organization, Inc. (PTSO) will host their 5th Annual College Fair on Monday, September 15 from 4-7 p.m. Over 50 colleges and universities will be represented at the free fair, which will take place at Surrattsville High School in Clinton, Maryland. For more information visit their website at www.ptsoinc.com.
The British Council invites parents and students interested in learning about studying in the United Kingdom to join representatives from 16 British universities for the Education UK Mini-College Fair. The event will be held on Monday, September 29 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Georgetown Preparatory School in North Bethesda, Maryland. For information please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National College Fair, a program of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) will be held on Thursday, October 2 from 6-8 p.m. and again on Friday, October 3 from 9 a.m. until noon at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Visit www.gotomyncf.com for more information and to register.
The Riverdale Baptist School will host a free college fair on Tuesday, October 7 from 6-8 p.m. in their Crusader Fieldhouse. The school is located at 1133 Largo Road in Upper Marlboro.
The Knights of Columbus of Northern Virginia are hosting a college fair that will spotlight over 30 Catholic colleges and universities. The fair will take place on Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the school gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. The church is located at 8800 Braddock Road in Annandale, Virginia. For more information call 703-850-0390.
The College Park-Sandy Spring Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. will host a fall college tour open to all high school students October 17-18. The bus tour will depart at 5:30 a.m. on Friday, October 17 and visit Hampden-Sydney College, Virginia Commonwealth, Virginia Union, and Virginia State Universities. On Saturday, October 18 the group will visit Shaw University then take in the Winston-Salem State University homecoming game vs. Saint Augustine's University. The cost for the trip is $275 and includes round trip bus transportation, meals, lodging, a step show and admittance to the football game. A mandatory meeting for all parents and students will be held on Saturday, October 11 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 200 of the University of Maryland's Art-Sociology Building. For more information, or to register, visit www.cpsskapsi.org.
Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards, 4th District, Maryland, will host her sixth annual College & Career Fair on Saturday, October 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road in Annapolis. This free fair is open to high school and middle school students and will include on-the-spot admissions and scholarships, presentations on preparing winning college applications, resumes and cover letters, trade & technical program information, and presentations by experts from the U.S. Department of Education. For information visit www.donnaedwards.house.gov or phone 301-516-7601.
Archbishop Carroll High School will host their annual college fair on Tuesday, October 28 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This free fair is open to all interested students and will be held at the school's 4300 Harewood Road NE location in Washington, DC. For information phone 202-529-0900, Ext. 131 or e-mail email@example.com.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Office of Admissions & Recruitment will host their 13th annual Tri-County College Fair on Thursday, October 30 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Representatives from over 125 colleges and universities will be at the fair, which will take place in the university's William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Students will also be able to meet with representatives from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's academic departments. For more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ms. Zelma Hayward at 410-651-8403
Woodstream Church is pleased to announce its first annual college fair, which is scheduled for Saturday, November 1 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Admissions representatives from over 30 colleges and universities will be there to talk with students. The morning will also include supportive college organizations and guest speakers who will discuss educational and scholarship opportunities. For more information about this free fair, or to register, visit www.swatministry.org/college-fair-2014/. The fair will be held at the church, 9800 Lottsford Road in Mitchellville.
Arrow Collegiate Tours is offering a bus trip to visit the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University on Monday, November 3. The cost for the tour is $60 per person and includes round trip motor coach transportation, presentations, campus tours and admission fee waivers at both universities, as well as the opportunity for on-the-spot admissions at UMD Eastern Shore. For information contact Sabrina Crowder at 301-505-2204 or visit www.arrowcollegiatetour.com
The Brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.'s Kappa Epsilon Lambda Chapter, in conjunction with the Maryland National Capitol Park and Planning Commission, the Kappa Epsilon Lambda Education Foundation (KELEF) and Bowie State University's Eta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, are proud to present their 9th annual college fair. Over 100 colleges and universities are expected to send representatives to the fair, which will be held on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Southern Maryland Technology and Recreation Complex at 7007 Bock Road in Ft. Washington. This free event will also include an IPad giveaway, a $1,000 scholarship raffle, financial aid workshops, and information concerning internship opportunities.
Arrow Collegiate Tours will hold a 5-day tour of several HBCUs, including North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central, Clark Atlanta, Florida State and Florida A&M Universities and Spelman and Morehouse Colleges. The tour will take place November 19-23 at a cost of $485 per person, which includes round trip motor coach transportation, hotel accommodations and several meals. For more information visit their website at www.arrowcollegiatetour.com. You may also contact Al Reese at 301-312-7914 (Alexander.Reese @pgcps.org) or Sabrina Crowder at 301-505-2204 (email@example.com).
The Washington Wizards will host a Sports Career Day on Friday, December 5 at the Verizon Center. The event will include an educational sports business seminar hosted by members of the Wizards management team and a college fair featuring as many as 50 schools from around the country. The event begins at 2:45 p.m. and concludes with a Wizards game that evening. Students must register online at www.nba.com/wizards/sports-career-day for a cost of $23, which includes the seminar, college fair, and basketball game.
The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is hosting two Volgenau Visit days this spring and all high school juniors are invited to attend. The first will be held on Monday, February 9 and the second on Wednesday, March 25; both will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. These events feature a complimentary luncheon, admissions and academic information sessions, a tour of campus, and an opportunity to meet with faculty members. Students may register for one of the open houses by visiting admissions.gmu.edu/rsvp/vsevisitdays
The Washington Inter-Alumni Council, in conjunction with the United Negro College Fund, Inc., will hold it's 35th Black College Career Day on Wednesday, February 18 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m. Representatives from approximately 75 Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) are expected to attend. The morning event will be held at Vermont Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, DC; the evening event, which will include on-site admissions interviews, will be held at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, MD. For information contact Henry Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-839-5484 or Leah Durphy-Taylor at email@example.com or 202-345-1321.
Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC) is proud to host their 13th annual HBCU College Festival on Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. This free event will take place at T.C. Williams High School, 3330 King Street in Alexandria. Over 70 colleges and universities will be represented. To register visit the ASBC website at http://www.alfredstreet.org/ministries/outreach-and-missions/hbcu-festival/.
The National College Resources Foundation will hold their Black College Expo for the DC/Maryland area on Saturday, March 14 at Bowie State University's student union building. This free fair will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will include college admissions representatives, scholarship and financial aid resources, some on-site admission decisions, and other seminars and workshops. In addition, all junior and senior students who attend are eligible to enter a "Win Dollars for College" drawing. For information visit www.thecollegexpo.org.
The College of Arts & Humanities (ARHU) at the University of Maryland invites high school sophomores and juniors to Arts, Humanities & You on Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. The program is designed to expose participants to the vast opportunities at Maryland and beyond, through their 26 ARHU majors in areas of study such as foreign language, humanities, and the creative and performing arts. Students will meet with students, interact with faculty, hear from alumni who have uniquely applied their ARHU degree and tour the campus. For information or to register visit their website at ter.ps/areyouarhu.
The National Hispanic Medical Association, in partnership with George Washington University's School of Medicine & Health Sciences, will host a recruitment event on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW in Washington, DC. Admission to the event is free for all college and high school students and their parents. Participants will be able to meet with recruiters from over 30 top health professional schools, learn about the new 2015 MCAT and pre-health requirements, as well as get information about the application and financial aid process. To register visit nhmamd.org or call 202-628-5895.
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, in partnership with the Catholic Standard newspaper, will be sponsoring their annual college fair on Monday, March 30 from 6-8 p.m. Attendees will be able to speak with representatives from over 100 colleges and universities. The fair will be held at the high school, 17301 Old Vic Boulevard in Olney, directly across from the Olney Theatre off Route 108. For information contact Ms. Jill Kasprzak at 240-283-3227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
George Mason University will host their annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair on Wednesday, April 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The event will take place in GMU's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia. They expect over 170 colleges and universities to attend; to see the list of schools visit their website at admissions.gmu.edu/rsvp/nvrcf/. The fair targets juniors but freshmen and sophomores are welcome to attend as well.
Hampton University and their Office of Admission will host the 37th annual High School Day on Friday, April 3 from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Students and parents can meet and greet faculty and staff, attend an academic fair, tour the campus, attend choir and band performances and much more. For information or to register for the event visit Hampton's website at www.hamptonu.edu.
Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington is hosting a bus trip for all currently enrolled high school students to Georgia, North Carolina and Alabama from April 6-9, 2015. The cost is $460 per person, which includes visits to nine HBCU campuses, roundtrip motorcoach transportation, accommodations and all breakfast and lunch meals. Registration forms are available in the BMHS Counseling Center or from Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 7707 Allentown Road. For information contact 301-248-8833.
The University of Maryland - College Park Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers is hosting their annual High School Shadow Day on Friday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. High school students who participate will shadow a current UMD student to his/her classes, dorm, etc. Students will be matched with a shadow based on the shadow's interests and career goals. The day is free but students should bring at least $7 for lunch or pack a lunch. Interested students may register by completing a Google Doc registration form at http://goo.gl/xvDEQB.
Arrow Collegiate Tours is offering a one-day college tour to visit the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Spring Fest on Friday, April 24 for a cost of $60. The trip will include motor coach transportation, a presentation and campus tour from the Office of Admission, on-site admission decisions and application fee waivers. For information visit www.arrowcollegiatetour.com or contact Sabrina Crowder at 240-893-1606.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) invites current sophomore, junior and senior students to attend the National College Fair on Friday, April 24 from 9:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. This free fair will feature admissions representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities, as well as a counseling and resource center, and will take place at the Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Landover. For more information visit www.nationalcollegefairs.org.
The Hyattsville/Landover Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity is sponsoring an SAT test prep and financial aid information forum featuring nationally recognized workshop presenter John Swann. The event will take place on Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Friendly High School in Fort Washington. The event is free but seating is limited to the first 500 students who register online at www.hlkapsi.org.
College Affordability Solutions Helpmate (CA$H) presents the 2015 Spring College Fair, sponsored by Princeton Review and Crossover Church. This free event will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. until noon at Crossover Church in Hyattsville, Maryland. The morning will include workshops on developing a plan to get to college, what admissions officers are looking for in a college applicant, and how to present yourself at a college fair.
College Visits organizes and leads a variety of college tours throughout the United States. Their 2015 summer tours include colleges and universities in New England (June 7-12), the Northeast (June 20-27 and July 11-17), California (July 19-25), Canada (July 4-10), and the Southeast (July 26-31). All tours are led and supervised by College Visits staff and high school counselors. For more detailed information visit their website at www.college-visits.com.