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.
The Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) will hold an information session to help families learn more about how their students can transform their passion into a creative career at one of the most comprehensive nonprofit art and design universities in the world. The session will take place September 10 at 7 p.m. at VisArts, 155 Gibb Street, Rockville.
The admissions staff of Washington and Lee University will hold an information session for prospective students and their parents on Sunday, September 20 at 3 p.m. at the Marriott Bethesda, 5151 Pooks Hill Road in Bethesda. For information visit their website at www.wlu.edu, e-mail them at email@example.com or call 540-458-8710.
This free fair will be held on September 26 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon at Oxon Hill High School, 6701 Leyte Drive in Oxon Hill. For information contact Ms. Aisha Berkley at 301-952-6117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carnegie Mellon University admission staff will hold an information session for interested students on Sunday, September 27 at 2 p.m. at the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road. The hour-long session will offer information about their colleges and programs, admission and financial aid, and campus life. An RSVP is required -- phone 412-268-2082.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology will hold two information sessions in the DMV area for prospective students. The first will take place on September 27 at 2 p.m. at the National Electronics Museum, 1745 W. Nursery Rd. in Linthicum Heights, MD. The second will be held on September 29 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Lanier Middle School, 3801 Jermantown Road in Fairfax, VA. For information visit mitadmissions.org/visit/travel.
Washington University in St. Louis invites prospective students and their parents to attend a presentation on Sunday, September 27 at 2 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Avenue. Interested students will learn about their academic programs, life on campus, and how to apply for admission and financial aid. No reservation is needed -- for more information call 800-638-0700 or visit admissions.wustl.edu.
Join UVA's Senior Associate Dean of Admission and a panel of recent graduates to learn about the university and their admission process at this information session. The event will take place on September 30, 6:30 p.m., at the Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn, 245 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley. Please RSVP at www.admission.virginia.edu/uva-visits-you.
This free fair is a new event sponsored by the Black Student Fund. It will take place on October 4 from 2-5 p.m. at the Washington Convention Center at M & 7th Streets NW. For information visit their website at blackstudentfund.org/schoolfair2015.
Riverdale Baptist will host a college fair on Tuesday, October 6 from 6-8 p.m. in the Crusader Gymnasium. The school is located at 1133 Largo Road in Upper Marlboro. For information contact Ms. Gina Miller at 301-249-7000, Ext. 139 or her assistant, Mrs. Payne, at Ext. 108.
The Knights of Columbus of Northern Virginia will host a Catholic College Fair on Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. in the school gymnasium at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 8800 Braddock Road in Annandale. Admissions representatives from more than 30 Catholic colleges and universities from around the country will be there to speak with students about their schools. For information contact Barry Dysart at 703-850-0390.
Congresswoman Donna Edwards is hosting a free college fair on Saturday, October 10 from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The event will take place at Annapolis High School, 2700 Riva Road in Annapolis. For information contact Selina Singleton at 301-516-7601 or email@example.com.
Henry Wise High School, 12650 Brooke Lane in Upper Marlboro, is hosting a free college fair on Tuesday, October 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For information contact Robin Rubain at 301-780-2737, ext. 2047 or 301-780-2680.
Duke admissions officers will present information and answer questions about the university, the admissions process, financial aid and much more at their information session on Tuesday, October 13 at 7 p.m. The event will be held at the Sherwood Regional Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane, Alexandria. Students may register at admiss.ugrad.duke.edu/discover-duke.
Arlington County Public Schools is hosting a free college fair on Wednesday, October 14 from 7-9 p.m. at Washington-Lee High School, 1300 Quincy Street in Arlington. For information contact Dawn Willard Smith at 703-228-2581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Parkway in Greenbelt, is hosting a free college fair on Wednesday, October 14 from 6-9 p.m. For information e-mail email@example.com.
Episcopal High School, 1200 N. Quaker Lane in Alexandria, is hosting a free college fair on Wednesday, October 14 from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. For information contact Irene Pfefferman at 703-933-4037.
Bowie High School, 15200 Annapolis Road in Bowie, will hold their college night on Thursday, October 15 from 6-8 p.m. For information contact Dr. John Trusty or Dolores Hooban at 301-805-2606. There is a $10 fee for those who attend.
Jill Medina '88, Senior Associate Director of Admissions, along with Oberlin's DC and Baltimore area admissions volunteers, will host a reception for prospective students and their parents on Sunday, October 18 from 1-2 p.m. The event will take place at the Maret School, 3000 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington, DC. RSVP online at connect.oberlin.edu/register/dc2015.
The National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) presents their national college fair for students interested in pursing a degree in the performing or visual arts on Sunday, October 18 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Fair hours are from 1-3:30 p.m. For information visit their website at www.nationalcollegefairs.org. To register visit www.gotomypvafair.com.
Archbishop Spaulding High School, 8080 New Cut Road in Severn, will host a college fair on Tuesday, October 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $50. For information contact Jean Greene at 410-969-9105, ext. 330.
Georgetown Day School is hosting a free college fair on Thursday, October 22 from 2-4 p.m. at their campus in Washington, D.C. For information contact Kelly Morris at 202-274-3200.
Morehouse College alumni, current parents, and future students and parents are invited to take The 40th annual Midnight Train to Georgia, an annual event sponsored by the DC Chapter of the Morehouse College Alumni Association. Participants will enjoy an overnight train ride to Atlanta, tours of Morehouse, Spelman and Clark Atlanta, visits to downtown Atlanta, and the Morehouse homecoming weekend festivities. The cost is $420 for adults and $375 for students 15 and over. The registration deadline is September 20. For information contact Henry Thompson (301-839-5484), Jetta Harris (202-966-9243) or Dennis Scurry III (240-462-4667).
The University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) is looking for young women interested in majoring in IT or engineering for their CWIT Scholars Program, which offers four-year scholarships to successful applicants. Come find out more at their Best of CWIT program on Friday, October 23 from 4-7 p.m. at UMBC. For registration information visit their website at https://sites.google.com/a/umbc.edu/best-of-cwit/. For more information contact Crystal Diaz-Espinoza at 410-455-8076 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The First Baptist Church of Highland Park and the PG County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. present Education Explosion on Saturday, October 24 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 6801 Sheriff Road in Landover. This seminar is designed for middle and high school students and includes workshops on filling out scholarship and college applications, essay writing, interview techniques and more. For information e-mail email@example.com. Register online at www.fbhp.org/education_explosion_registration.html.
The Latino Student Fund is hosting a free college fair on Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Mount Vernon Square, 900 Massachusetts Avenue NW. For information contact Alex Hitch at 202-244-3438, or register online at www.latinostudentfund.org
SAIC Day 2015 will take place on Saturday, October 24 from noon until 3 p.m. at the District Architecture Center, 421 7th Street NW. Students who are interested in attending SAIC are encouraged to bring their portfolios, sketchbooks and digital media to show SAIC faculty and admissions counselors. Interested students must register at saic.edu/ugevents.
Suitland High School, 5200 Silver Hill Road in District Heights, is hosting a free college fair on Tuesday, October 27 from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. For information contact Dr. Janet Walker at 301-817-0511/0500.
The National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) is holding their annual National College Fair in the DMV area on October 27-28 in Hall C at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. The fair will run from 6-8 p.m. on October 27 and from 9 a.m. until noon on October 28. For information visit their website at www.nacacnet.org.
Archbishop Carroll High School will host a college fair on Wednesday, October 28 from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at their 4300 Harewood Rd., NE campus in Washington, DC. Students may meet with representatives from nearly 50 colleges, learn about admissions, scholarships, visit days and open houses, and gather information on majors and careers. No registration is necessary!
Archbishop Carroll High School is hosting the Black College Fair on Wednesday, October 28 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. at the high school on 4300 Harewood Road NE. For information contact Sister Helen McCullouch at 202-529-0900, Ext. 131.
McKinley Tech High School will hold a free college fair on Thursday, October 29 from 6-8 p.m. on their campus at 151 T Street NW. For information contact Tanisha Mason at 202-281-3950/2950.
Central High School is hosting a free college fair on Friday, October 30 from 6:30-9:00 p.m. on their campus at 200 Cabin Branch Road in Capitol Heights. For information contact Ms. Doreen Hogans at 301-499-7080, Ext. 232, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Potomac High School will hold a free college fair on Friday, November 6 from 6-8 p.m. at their campus on 5211 Boydell Avenue in Oxon Hill. For information contact Dr. JoAnne Franklin at 301-702-3900, Ext. 2019.
Laurel High School's PTSA will host a college fair on Thursday, November 12 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on their campus at 8000 Cherry Lane in Laurel. For information contact N. Perkins-Ross at 301-602-4852 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is hosting it's annual free college fair at a new location this year. The fair will take place on Saturday, November 14 from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Southern Regional Technology & Recreation Complex, 7007 Bock Road in Fort Washington. In addition to visiting with college admissions representatives the event will include internship information, financial aid seminars, and scholarship and iPad giveaways. Attendees must register at http://kelcollegefair2015.eventbrite.com
Mt. Ennon Baptist Church, 9832 Piscataway Road in Clinton, will hold a free college fair on Saturday, November 14 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. For information contact Regina Guyther at 240-752-5600, 301-856-2031 or email@example.com.
Arrow Collegiate Tours is offering a bus tour of prominent HBCUs from November 18-22 and will include stops at North Carolina A&T, North Carolina Central, Clark Atlanta, Florida State, and Florida A&M Universities and Spelman and Morehouse Colleges. The trip costs $485 and includes round trip transportation, accommodations, most meals and a visit to Universal Studio in Disney World. For information visit their website at www.arrowcollegiatetour.com or contact Sabrina Crowder (301-505-2204) or Alexander Reese (301-312-7914).
Nearly 100 of the top art and design colleges and universities participate in National Portfolio Days throughout the country. These events give students interested in pursuing an education in the visual and related arts an opportunity to meet with admissions representatives. Reps will review student artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about their schools and careers in art. The November 21 event will be held in Washington, D.C. and the the November 22 event will be held in Baltimore. For information visit www.portfolioday.net.
Largo High School will host a free college fair on Tuesday, November 24 from 8 a.m. until noon at their campus, 505 Largo Road in Upper Marlboro. For information contact Daria Valentine (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Valerie Alston (email@example.com) or call 301-808-8880.