Juniors and Seniors are welcome to attend any of the college admissions rep visits held at Blake. These visits usually take place in the College & Career Center unless otherwise noted.
Students must sign up on Naviance Student, student.naviance.com/blake, at least one day in advance of a visit, print out the Confirmation Page and take it to be signed by their teacher. This is their pass.*
*subject to classroom teacher's approval
For a current list of college visits, please log into:
Students: Enter your six digit student ID both as your username and as your password.
OR Guest password: 210959
Colleges tab; then Scroll down to view all Scheduled Visits
College Campus Visits
Juniors & Seniors may request up to 5 school absences per year for college campus visits, but it is their responsibility to make up all classwork missed. The parent must send in a note to the attendance office a week in advance stating that the student will be out of school for a college campus tour/information session. The principal approves these absences, provided the student is in good academic standing.
2019 -2020 COLLEGE FAIRS
Albert Einstein H.S. College Fair
October 14, 2019, 6:00-9:00 pm - @ Albert Einstein H.S., Newport Mill Road, Kensington, MD
All MCPS H.S. students & their parents are invited to attend this free college fair. Ask questions about financial aid, programs, etc. Seniors may bring unofficial transcripts to share with admissions staff. For more information: Bess_D_Lehman@mcpsmd.org or 301-962-1020
Philadelphia Architecture & Design College Fair
October 19, 2019, 10 am to 2 pm @ Temple University, Architecture Bldg., 1001 N. 13th St, Philadelphia, PA. Free! Visit with representatives from over 50 colleges and universities with undergraduate and graduate degree programs in built environment design disciplines. Discuss your application, find out more about degree programs and get advice on your portfolio. For more info, a complete list of programs and to register please visit: https://tyler.temple.edu/philadelphia-architecture-design-fair
ALCANZA Latino College Fair
October 23, 2019, 11:00-12:30, George Mason University, EagleBank Arena. Free, more than 200 colleges participating; register online; space is limited: HTTP://ADMISSIONS.GMU.EDU/ALCANZA
AKA College Fair
TBD, 11:00 - 4:00pm - AKA Sorority is hosting a College Fair on Saturday, October 13, at the Paul Public Charter School, 5800 8th Street NW, Washington, DC. Free admission! Students can meet with college representatives and attend workshops on financial aid, scholarships, internships and for student-athletes.
Registration is requested at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-college-fair-student-family-educator-registration-tickets-50106433692
Washington Christian Academy College Fair
TBD, 7:00-8:45pm - @ Washington Christian Academy Gymnasium, 16227 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, MD 20832,http://www.washingtonchristian.org or call: 240-390-0429. Open to the Public!
Baltimore National College Fair
October 21, 2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm & 6:30 - 8:30 pm and October 22, 2019, 9:00 - 11:30 am@ Baltimore Convention Center, One West Pratt Street, Baltimore , MD. For more details: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/baltimore-national-college-fair/
College Preparation Fair for High School Juniors & Parents
TBD , 5:00 p.m. @ Montgomery College's Germantown Campus, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown, MD. Meet with college representatives from the University of Maryland, The Universities at Shady Grove, and Montgomery College. Learn about financial aid, scholarships and speak with faculty about programs and services. Visit montgomerycollege.edu/futurestudents and click on event to sign up.
Ethnic Youth College Fair for Minority Students
October 20, 2019, 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm @ the Tommy Douglas Conference Center 10000 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20903
Cost: FREE (Registration is strongly recommended.) Free seminars on the Maryland Dream Act, financial aid, and scholarships. On-site admissions and scholarships for seniors. Seniors should bring several copies of their transcripts and SAT/ACT scores. Registration info forthcoming
Mt. Calvary Baptist Church HBCU College Fair
TBD, 9 am - 2 pm - @ Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Leon Grant Family Life Center, 608 North Horners Lane, Rockville, MD 20850. To register: http://washingtondc.eventful.com/events/mt-calvary-baptist-church-8th-annual-hbcu-college-/E0-001-117342578-5 Lunch provided for all participants. Financial Aid, STEM and other seminars offered.
Greater Washington, DC - National College Fair
October 27, 2019, 1:00 - 4:00 pm@ Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington DC 20001 DC. For more details: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/national-college-fairs/greater-washington-dc/
National Hispanic College Fair
November 19, 2018, 10 a.m. -12:00 p.m. @ Bohrer Park Activity Center. This is an MCPS field trip for MCPS Latino juniors & seniors. Permission forms will be available in the Career Center and must be completed and returned to Mrs. Prochnow by November 12. Free bus transportation provided from Blake H.S. to this event.
Washington DC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair
Sunday, November 3, 2019, 1:00-3:30 pm - @ the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R Street, NW, Washington DC 20007. For more details: https://www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/washington-dc/
USA Gap Year Fair (Montgomery County)
Feb. 5, 2020 , Speaker: 7- 7:45 PM/Fair: 7:45-9:30 pm @ Richard Montgomery High School Go Overseas is hosting this opportunity to explore opportunities for personal growth through experiential education (travel, language immersion, directed study, outdoor adventure, community service and internships). For more information: www.usagapyearfairs.org. Pre-register for free at usagapyearfairs.org/fairs
MCPS - HBCU College Fair - United Negro College Fund
Jan. 24, 6-8 pm - @ The Universities at Shady Grove, 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville MD, Building II.
All high school students (grades 9-12) are encouraged to attend along with parents. Eligible Seniors will be able to participate in on-the-spot admissions interviews beginning at 3:30 pm, if they bring completed college applications or do them online, transcripts, test scores & recommendations (if required). Fifty HBCUs are expected to exhibit and financial aid advice is available. See Mrs. Prochnow in the Blake Career Center if you plan to participate in on-site interviews.
Alfred Street Baptist Church HBCU College Festival
TBD, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. @ the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC. Attend workshops/presentations on "Show Me the Money," networking with college recruiters, Black college sports, White House and Federal Government Internships, Music Arts & Entertainment, Tips for Parents and much more. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black College EXPO
TBD, 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.@ at Bowie State University, 14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD. Visit with over 25 universities. Get accepted to college on the spot! Bring your SAT/ACT scores and transcript. Seminars/workshops, step show, cash prizes and Dance Off. Band auditions! Bring your instrument. $10 at the door - $7 online. Visit www.thecollegeexpo.org or call 877-427-4100.
Annual Veterinary Medical Career Fair & Information Sessions
TBD 2:30-5:00 pm @ Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008. Information session topics include: Choosing a Pre-Vet Program and Getting into Vet School. Free event for any high school or undergraduate student with an interest in the veterinary medical profession. Questions? email: email@example.com
Jesuit College Night in Maryland (TBA)
TBA - March, 7-9 pm@ Georgetown Prep School, Rockville, MD
Learn about the tradition, diversity and the distinction of 18 of the nation's Jesuit colleges: Boston College (MA), College of the Holy Cross (MA), Fairfield University (CT), Georgetown University (DC), Gonzaga University (WA), John Carroll University (OH), LeMoyne College (NY), Loyola College (MD)), Loyola University Chicago (IL), Loyola University New Orleans(LA), St. Joseph's University (PA), St. Louis University (MO), St. Peter's College(NJ), Spring Hill College (AL), University of San Francisco (CA), University of Scranton (PA), Wheeling Jesuit College (WV) and Xavier University (OH). Location: Georgetown Prep School, Hanley Athletic Center, 10900 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. For more info: 410-617-5012
Northern Virginia Regional College Fair
TBD , 6:30-8:30 pm @ George Mason University, Patriot Center (Eagle Bank Arena), Fairfax, VA
Meet with admissions reps from more than 200 colleges. No registration required and free. Parking available in lots A and L, directly across from the Patriot Center. For more information: http://admissions.gmu.edu/rsvp/nvrcf or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR
March 31 and April 1, 2020 - @ Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD
Blake Juniors are invited to attend this annual field trip from 9:45-noon at the Montgomery County fairgrounds. Permission forms will be made available in March. MCPS provides school buses to transport students and students should bring a bag lunch. Students will register online and print out a barcode and return it and the permission slip to the Counseling Office. (instructions on the back of the permission form). This is an opportunity to speak with college representatives from hundreds of colleges and gather viewbooks. Evening hours are planned on March 31 for parents & students to attend workshops together between 6:30-8:30 pm. https://www.gotomyncf.com/
Colleges That Change Lives College Fair
TBD @ 7:00 pm @ the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Street, NW, Washington, D.C. These fairs are offered all over the U.S. They are coming to the DC area on May 20. Featured are the 40 colleges that Loren Pope wrote about in his exceptional resource book, Colleges That Change Lives. For a list of participating colleges, specific sites and pre-registration visit the website: https://ctcl.org/washington-dc-may-20-2019/