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.

NACAC National College Fair ~ April 6-7

The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) is holding a college fair on Thursday, April 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and April 7 from 9:45 a.m. until noon at the Prince George's Sports & Learning Complex in Landover. Admission representatives from hundreds of colleges and universities will be available to speak with students, there will be a counseling and resource center, and workshops on testing, the application process and other topics. For information visit

HBCU Tour ~ April 12-16

Arrow Collegiate Tours is offering a tour of HBCUs, including North Carolina A&T, Bennett College, St. Augustine University, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman and Morehouse Colleges and Florida A&M. The tour includes round trip motor coach transportation, hotel accommodations, and some meals for a cost of $485. The trip will also include a mall shopping trip and a visit to Universal Studio, at an additional cost. For information visit or contact Sabrina Crowder at 240-766-5407 or Alexander Reese at 301-312-7914.

Spring Break HBCU Tour ~ April 17-21

My Girlfriend's House will host a tour of 12 HBCUs in Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia on their annual college tour. Only 12 young ladies will be accepted so they will receive more personal attention at the schools they visit, including Benedict, Voorhees and Spelman Colleges, and North Carolina A&T State, Norfolk State, Clark Atlanta, Virginia State, Virginia Union and Hampton Universities. My Girlfriend's House works with teen girls to expand their sense of positive identity and worth, improve interpersonal skills and develop college and career readiness. The trip will include the college visits as well as other educational, cultural and fun activities. For information visit their website at

Washington University in St. Louis Info Session ~ April 23

Washington University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites prospective students and their families to attend their information session on Sunday, April 23 from 2-3 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda. Attendees will learn about their academic programs, life on campus, and how to apply for admission and financial assistance. For information call 800-638-0700.

King's College Sophomore & Junior Discovery Day ~ April 30

This program is designed for sophomore and junior students who are beginning their college search. Participants can attend admission, career planning, financial aid, and academic programs to learn about life at Kings and the Kings College admission process. Faculty, administration, athletics, and admission staff will be available to answer questions, campus walking tours will be available, and participants are invited to join them for lunch. To register, visit

Bowie Baysox College Fair ~ May 2

High school students are invited to the Bowie Baysox 2nd annual college fair, to be held on Tuesday, May 2nd at 9:30 a.m. at Baysox stadium in Bowie, Maryland. The team had 18 colleges attend the inaugural fair last year and they're expecting even more this year. College booths will be open two hours prior to the 11:05 a.m. start of the Baysox game, when they will take on the Erie SeaWolves. Students may also visit college booths during the game. Tickets, which include both the college fair and the baseball game, are $6 for general admission. The final list of participating colleges and universities will be available closer to the event. For information visit

Colleges That Change Lives Information Session ~ May 22

Colleges That Change Lives is a non-profit organization designed to offer students a new perspective on college admission, address some of the misconceptions about the admission process and help students connect with their 44 CTCL-member colleges. They will be visiting the DMV and invite students and their parents to a 30-minute presentation on the college search process, followed by a 90 minute college fair with their member colleges, on May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Washington Hilton. For information visit

UNC Greensboro First Look ~ May 22/23

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is hosting two information sessions where area students and their families can learn more about UNCG's admissions process, campus life, and financial aid. Their admissions staff will be on hand, along with a member of their faculty, a few current students, and alumni from the DMV area, to answer questions. Choose between their Monday, May 22nd event at the Tysons Corner Marriott or the Tuesday, May 23rd event at the Bethesda Marriott Suites. Both begin at 7 p.m.

Exploring Educational Excellence Information Session ~ June 8

Parents and students are invited to a college information session on Thursday, June 8 hosted by Exploring Educational Excellence, a consortium of Brown, Columbia, Cornell and Rice Universities and the University of Chicago. Participants will learn more about the selective admissions process, scholarship and financial aid, academic programs and campus life. An admissions officer from each school will be available to answer questions as well. The event will be held in Gaithersburg. For more information visit

College Fly-In Programs

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

Counseling Calendar

    • SatApr29 Class of 2021 Placement Testing 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    • MonJun05 FINAL EXAMS 8:00 AM to 11:20 AM
    • TueJun06 FINAL EXAMS 8:00 AM to 11:20 AM
    • WedJun07 FINAL EXAMS 8:00 AM to 11:20 AM
    • ThuJun08 FINAL EXAMS 8:00 AM to 11:20 AM
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