College Fairs

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.

5th Annual PTSO College Fair ~ September 15

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

Education UK Mini-College Fair ~ September 29

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

National College Fair of Greater Washington ~ October 2-3, 2014

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 for more information and to register.

Riverdale Baptist College Fair ~ October 7

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.  

Catholic College Fair ~ October 8

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.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Fall College Tour ~ October 17-18

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

Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards' 6th Annual College & Career Fair ~ October 18

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 or phone 301-516-7601.

Archbishop Carroll Fall College Fair ~ October 28

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

UMES Tri-County College Fair - October 30

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 or call Ms. Zelma Hayward at 410-651-8403

Woodstream Church College Fair ~ November 1

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  The fair will be held at the church, 9800 Lottsford Road in Mitchellville.

UMD Eastern Shore/Salisbury University Tour ~ November 3

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 

Kappa Epsilon Lambda Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity ~ November 8

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 HBCU Tour ~ November 19-23, 2014

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  You may also contact Al Reese at 301-312-7914 (Alexander.Reese or Sabrina Crowder at 301-505-2204 ( 

Wizards Sports Career Day & College Fair ~ December 5

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 for a cost of $23, which includes the seminar, college fair, and basketball game.  

Counseling Calendar

    • TueDec23 Modern & Classical Languages Study Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMSenior Lounge -- Cafeteria
    • WedDec24 Math Power Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMLibrary
    • MonDec29 Jan 24 SAT Registration Deadline 11:30 PM to 12:00 AM
    • TueDec30 Modern & Classical Languages Study Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMSenior Lounge -- Cafeteria
    • WedDec31 Math Power Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMLibrary
    • TueJan06 Modern & Classical Languages Study Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMSenior Lounge -- Cafeteria
    • WedJan07 Math Power Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMLibrary
    • ThuJan08 Deans' Meetings 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
    • FriJan09 Feb 7 ACT Registration Deadline 11:30 PM to 12:00 AM
    • TueJan13 Modern & Classical Languages Study Hour 3:15 PM to 4:15 PMSenior Lounge -- Cafeteria

Counseling News

Posted 12/21/2014 06:00AM
Who is coming? We invite you to view the Advent video created by the Bishop McNamara Campus Ministry Team as they share their advent experience.
Posted 10/09/2014 04:51PM
​Josephine Kalshoven and Mary Korendyke, Class of 2015, were named Commended Participants in the National Merit Scholarship Program, for placing in the top 5% of over 1.5 million students who took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).
Posted 10/09/2014 04:23PM
Breana Ross, Class of 2015, has been named a Seminfinalist in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program. Jordan Hinkle, Akosua Johnson, Laken Smothers and Jordan Wells were named Outstanding Participants in the National Achievement Scholarship Program.
Posted 09/01/2014 07:00AM
Bishop McNamara High School and four of its faculty and staff are commemorating significant years of dedicated service to Catholic schools education.
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