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HBCU College Fair - February 23, 2019

posted Nov 16, 2018, 5:14 AM by Terri Morrison   [ updated Nov 16, 2018, 8:52 AM by Robin Mitchell ]
King George High School Counseling Department is sponsoring a bus trip to the HBCU College Fair in February.  More information, departing and returning times have yet to be determined and will be provided at a later time.

Students, especially juniors and seniors,  can sign up in the Counseling office. Those students parents should plan to attend the fair with their child.  

The event this year will be held in Washington, DC.  All students MUST register in advance.

The festival is an annual event for high school students to learn about the opportunities offered by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Students and their parents will be able to speak with representatives of approximately 70 HBCUs to understand what their institutions offer academically and socially. Some of these institutions will offer on-site admissions, waive application fees, and offer financial assistance. The festival also has seminars on subjects connected to applying to and attending college, including sources of financial assistance. Vendors and External Organizations (Fraternities, Sororities, and other Service Organizations) will be present on the festival floor, along with the colleges and universities.

Come prepared for on-site interviews wearing professional attire (example: suit/tie for men, suit/dress for women)  No jeans, no sweats, no exceptions! Students should bring several copies of the following to leave with the college representative conducting the interview:

  • Official transcript in a sealed high school envelope (recommend bringing 4–6 transcripts)
  • SAT/ACT scores (unofficial printed copies acceptable)
  • Completed application for each college of interest (applications available on college/university websites – http://www.alfredstreet.org/colleges-and-universities)
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay (writing sample)
  • Most recent report card
  • Unofficial transcript (student’s copy)
  • High school resume