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.

Savannah College of Art & Design Information Session ~ February 16

The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) will host an information session for prospective students on Thursday, February 16 at 7 p.m. Attendees will learn about SCAD's innovative academic programs, art and design career options, and admission requirements. Students also can participate in a Q-and-A session with admission representatives. The event will be held at the Cambria Hotel & Suites, One Helen Heneghan Way in Rockville.

Temple University, Cheyney University Bus Tour ~ March 2

Arrow Collegiate Tours is hosting a bus trip for students interested in visiting Temple University and Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The day will include campus tours at both campuses as well as on-site admission decisions at Cheyney for students with a 2.0 GPA and SAT of 700 or better. For information contact Sabrina Crowder at 240-766-5407 or visit

Volgenau School of Engineering @ George Mason ~ March 3/27

The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University offers opportunities for students who are interested in engineering, computer science, or information technology. Interested 11th grade students are invited to learn more at two open houses this spring, the first on Friday, March 3 and the second on Monday, March 27. Both will run from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. For information visit

Black College Expo ~ March 4

The National College Resources Foundation is bringing their Black College Expo to the DMV on Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event will be held at Bowie State University and will include an opportunity to meet with college admissions representatives, seminars on scholarships, athletics and careers, and on-site admission decisions. Participants may also enter an essay contest to win a scholarship. For information visit their website at

Northern Virginia Regional College Fair ~ March 29

The Admissions Office at George Mason University is hosting their 32nd annual Northern Virginia Regional College Fair on Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Admissions representatives from over 150 colleges and universities from around the country will be there to meet with students. The fair will be held at EagleBank Arena (formerly the Patriot Center) on George Mason's Fairfax campus. Free parking is available in Lots A and L, directly across from the arena.

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.

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

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.

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