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College Fairs/Information Sessions

College News - BMHS Counseling is happy to provide a list of upcoming off-campus college fairs and information sessions that may be of interest to Bishop McNamara students. The Counseling Center will continue to add to the list as information becomes available.

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 be available. 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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College Fairs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Tour ~ Arrow Collegiate Tours will host an HBCU tour from November 20-24 for students interested in visiting North Carolina A&T University, Bennett College, Johnson C. Smith University, Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College. The trip includes round trip transportation, hotel accommodations, some meals, admission to the Orlando Classic game between FAMU and Bethune Cookman and a visit to the Florida Classic Presidential College Fair. The cost of the trip is $515. Click here to visit their website or contact Sabrina Crowder at 240-766-5407 or Alexander Reese at 301-312-7914 for more information.

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church HBCU College Fair ~ "Walk Into Your Future", Mt. Calvary Baptist Church's 9th annual Historically Black College & University Fair, will take place on Saturday, November 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church's Leon Grant Family Life Center in Rockville. Middle and high school students and their families are invited to attend. Click here to register.

NACAC National College Fair of Greater Washington ~ The National Association for College Admission Counseling will host a college fair on Sunday, October 27 from 1-4 p.m. at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Hundreds of college representatives will be on hand at this free fair to answer students' questions about majors, degree programs, campus visits, internships, scholarships and more. Click here for details; register for free here.

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fair ~ The National Association for College Admission Counseling will host a college fair for students interested in pursuing a degree in the performing or visual arts on Sunday, November 3 from 1-3:30 p.m. This free fair will be held at a new location, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. Register here for free.

UMES 18th Annual Tri-County College Fair ~ The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites students to their 18th annual college fair which will be held on Wednesday, October 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. in their William P. Hytche Athletic Center. Students may register  here for a unique barcode that will allow them to provide their contact information electronically at each college or university's booth. 

College Information Sessions


Aggie Night with North Carolina A&T State University ~ Prospective Aggies and their parents are invited to attend an admissions event on Thursday, October 17 in College Park. These informal gatherings are designed to address questions about the application process, academic majors, financial assistance, scholarships, student life and other topics. Click here to confirm your attendance or call 336-334-7946 for details.

Catawba College ~ Prospective students and their families are invited to join Catawba students, faculty, alumni and admissions staff for an information session and evening of musical performances by current Catawba music students. The event will take place on Sunday, October 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Montgomery Country Club in Laytonsville, Maryland. Click here to RSVP or phone 704-637-4402. Please register by October 17.

National Portfolio Day ~ Students interested in pursuing a career in art are invited to bring their portfolios to National Portfolio Day, October 5 from 1-5 p.m. in Richmond, Virginia. Participants will be able to meet one-on-one with admissions representatives from 40 of the top art and design schools in the country. Reps will review students' portfolios and offer advice on how best to prepare a portfolio for the college admission process. Click here for more information.

University of Southern California  ~  A representative from USC's Viterbi School of Engineering will host an information session on Monday, October 14th from 7-9 p.m.  This two hour program will not only include an overview of the university and information on financial aid, but will also provide students with an opportunity to learn more about his/her specific area of interest. The event will take place at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Click here to register. 


Savannah College of Art and Design ~ An admissions representative from SCAD will host an information session on Saturday, November 16th from 10 a.m. until noon at the W Washington DC hotel in the District of Columbia. Students and parents will learn about SCAD's innovative academic programs, art and design career options, and admission requirements. Following the admission presentation, students can participate in a Q-and-A session with admission representatives or meet representatives one-on-one. Click here to register.