HBCU Fair Set for Feb. 22
The 11th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Universities at Shady Grove, Building 3, 9640 Gudelsky Drive in Rockville. On-site admission interviews will be held from 4–8 p.m.
This free event will provide students in Grades 8–12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 60 HBCUs. HBCU representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents. The event will also feature a college preparation workshop for middle school students and parents, a FAFSA completion workshop, scholarship information and more.
Several HBCU representatives will hold on-site interviews with 12th grade students. During the interviews, students can potentially receive application fee waivers, scholarship awards and on-site admission.
Online registration is required. Please contact your high school college and career information coordinator or school counselor to register.
Maximizing Your Time at a College Fair
Before the Fair
- Be sure to check out the fair website and see your school counselor or College and Career Information Coordinator to register for the event.
- Review the list of participating colleges and universities and decide in advance which tables you want to visit first and those you’d like to visit if you have enough time.
- Make a list of questions to ask admissions officers.
At the Fair
- Dress appropriately.
- Get a map, survey the room and make a plan for your route. Try to visit the tables of at least 10 of your top choices.
- Sign up to be on the mailing lists of colleges that interest you.
- Pick up brochures from the colleges and universities that interest you and take them home to review.
- Take notes during presentations and as you meet with college representatives.
The fair is sponsored by MCPS, the Montgomery County Branch of the NAACP and the Washington Inter Alumni council of the UNCF.