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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.

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.


Go to College Fly-In Programs

Exploring College Options ~ May 12-15

Interested students and their families are invited to attend an information session with admissions representatives from Duke University, Georgetown University, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Stanford University. These evening sessions will include brief slide presentations from each institution and up-to-date information about selection practices and financial aid opportunities, as well as question and answer time. Sessions will be held on May 12 at the Washington Marriott at Metro Center, on May 13 at the Tysons Corner Marriott, on May 14 at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel, and on May 15 at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School. All sessions begin at 7 p.m. RSVP here.

Being Catholic on Campus ~ May 19

St. John the Evangelist Parish is hosting a college night for high school students on Sunday, May 19, which will include prayer and discussion about keeping the faith in college. All area high school students are welcome. The event begins at 5:30 with adoration and confession followed by pizza and social time. A panel with current college students will begin at 6:30, with question and answer time to follow. The church is located at 10103 Georgia Avenue in Forest Glen, Maryland. Register here.

Case Western Reserve University ~ May 19

Case Western Reserve University will host an information session for prospective students and their families on May 19 at 3:00 the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road. Case Western Reserve University is a leading private university offering more than 75 programs in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, business management and nursing. Register here for the information session.

Colleges That Change Lives ~ May 20

Colleges That Change Lives (CTCL) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of a student-centered college search. They offer information sessions for students and parents that begin with a 30-minute presentation on today's college search process followed by a college fair that lasts approximately 90 minutes. The 50 universities in attendance inspired the book Colleges That Change Lives. Their session in the DMV area will be held on May 20 at 7:00 p.m. at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Click here for more information.

Exploring Educational Excellence ~ May 20-22

Admissions counselors from five schools, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, and Rice Universities and the University of Chicago, have joined forces to offer an information session about their schools for DMV area families. The counselors will discuss academics, the admissions process, financial aid and campus life at their respective universities. The sessions will be held on Monday, May 20 at the Gaithersburg Marriott, Tuesday, May 21 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park, and on Wednesday, May 22 at the Tysons Corner Marriott. Each session begins at 7 p.m. Click here to RSVP for one of these events.  

Coast to Coast College Tour ~ June 2

Interested students and their families are invited to attend an information session with admissions representatives from Dartmouth College, Northwestern University, Princeton University, the University of California, Berkeley, and Vanderbilt University. on Sunday, June 2 at 7 p.m. The session will be held at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda. Register here.

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