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.

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

Why Princeton? Information Session ~ May 13

The Princeton University Admission Office and the Washington D.C. area Alumni Schools Committee invite students to attend their information session on Saturday, May 13 from 2-4 p.m. at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center in Washington, D.C. The program will provide students with an in-depth overview of the unique academic and social opportunities available at Princeton. Contact 609-258-3060 or email with any questions. To register 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.

Coast to Coast College Information Session ~ June 4

Students and their families are invited to attend an information program with the admission representatives of Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University on Sunday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C. To register visit

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

University of Maryland College Access Conference ~ June 24

The University of Maryland will host their 18th annual College Access Conference on Saturday, June 24 beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on their College Park campus. The conference is designed to offer guidance to underrepresented and first generation rising juniors and seniors through sessions on the application process, writing the college essay, parenting a new college student, financial aid and more. The program is free but students are asked to register online at http://go.umd.CAC by June 14.

Savannah College of Art and Design Info Session ~ July 15

The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will hold an information session for interested students on Saturday, July 15 at the W Washington D.C. hotel, 515 15th Street NW. Students will have the opportunity to engage in a preview workshop led by a SCAD professor, where they will learn what it is like to be a student at SCAD. To register 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

    • ThuAug24 Freshman Student & Parent Orientation
    • TueSep26 Freshman Parent Meeting
    • TueOct03 Junior Parent Meeting 6:30 PM
    • ThuOct05 Progress Reports on MACCESS 4:00 PM
    • TueOct10 Sophomore Parent Meeting 6:30 PM
    • WedOct18 Standardized Test Day
    • WedOct18 Senior College App Workshop 12:30 PM to 3:00 PMSt. Joseph Resource Center
    • ThuNov02 Transfer Student Check-In
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