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.

8 of the Best Colleges Information Session ~ September 11

The deans and directors of eight national liberal arts colleges will host an information meeting on Sunday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. for interested students and their parents. The schools represented are Claremont McKenna, Colorado, Connecticut, Grinnell, Haverford, Kenyon, Macalester and Sarah Lawrence Colleges. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. For information visit 8ofthebestcolleges.org.

Washington University in St. Louis Information Session ~ Sept. 11/18

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions of Washington University
invites prospective students and their families to attend an information session where you will learn about their academic programs, life on campus, and how to apply for admissions and financial aid. Two events will be held: Sunday, September 11 from 4-5 p.m. at the Hunt Valley Inn Baltimore and Sunday, September 18 from 7-8 p.m. at the Courtyard Tysons Corner Fairfax. For information call 800-638-0700.

Duke University Information Session ~ Sept. 13/15 and Oct. 9

Admissions officers from Duke University will be in the DMV area on three separate dates to host information sessions for students interested in Duke, their admissions process, financial aid and more. Students and their families are invited to attend either Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. at Loudon County High School in Leesburg, or Sunday, October 9 at Virginia High School in Bristol. Please visit admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke to register.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Info Session ~ Sept. 15/20

Admissions officers from MIT will give a presentation on academics, campus life, financial aid, and applying to MIT for interested students and their families at two area locations. Meet with them on Thursday, September 15 at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda or on Tuesday, September 20 at the National Electronics Museum in Linthicum Heights. For information visit mitadmissions.org/visit or call 617-253-3400.

Main Event Youth Organization College Roundtable ~ Sept. 17

The Main Event Youth Organization is hosting a free roundtable discussion about the college entrance process for parents of high school students who are preparing for the college admission process. The event will take place on Saturday, September 17 at 2:30 p.m. at the Bowie Library, 15210 Annapolis Road in Bowie. Scheduled topics include new FAFSA guidelines, the college application process, ACT/SAT preparedness and more. Panelists will include representatives from the U.S. Department of Education, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, and Empowering Minds Foundation, Inc. For more information contact Anthony Davis at 301-575-7809 or email adavis@mecyouthorg.org.

Carnegie Mellon University Information Session ~ Sept. 18/20/22

The Carnegie Mellon admission staff invites students and their families to attend an information session this fall. During the hour-long session you'll learn about the college and its programs, admission, financial aid and campus life. Sessions will be held on September 18 (Bethesda Marriott, 2 p.m.), September 20 (Tysons Corner Marriott, 7:30 p.m.), and September 22 (Hunt Valley Inn, near Towson University, 7:30 p.m.). For information or to register visit admission.enrollment.cmu.edu or call 412-268-2082.

Arrow Collegiate Tours One Day HBCU Tour ~ September 28

Arrow Collegiate Tour is offering a one-day bus trip for students interested in learning more about Bowie State University and Prince George's Community College. The bus will depart the Giant Food parking lot on Allentown Road at 7:45 a.m. The cost is $25. For information contact Sabrina Crowder at 240-766-5407.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago Info Session ~ October 2

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.

Knights of Columbus Catholic College Fair ~ October 5

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.

Tufts University, Who Gets In and Why ~ October 16

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.

NACAC Baltimore College Fair ~ October 17-18

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.

NACAC Greater Washington, DC College Fair ~ October 23

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 University Information Session ~ October 23/26

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.

NACAC Performing and Visual Arts Fair ~ November 6

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.

HBCU Tour with Arrow Collegiate Tours ~ November 16-20

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.

National Portfolio Day 2016 ~ November 19/20

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.

Counseling Calendar

Counseling News

The Counseling Center will host College Information and Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, September 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. All Class of 2017 parents are invited to attend this important meeting. Click on the headline for more details.
Bishop McNamara students were recently inducted into the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, pledging to devote themselves to the Honor Society, offering service.
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