College and Career Center → HBCU Fair

12th Annual Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) College Fair

Friday, January 24, 2020

This free event will provide students in Grades 8–12 an opportunity to meet representatives from more than 60 HBCUs. Representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more. Online registration is required to attend. This is a great opportunity to start your college search!

Many 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. On-the-spot interviews available for registered students starting at 3:30 p.m.

Learn how to prepare for common interview questions and what questions you should ask the HBCU representatives. For more information, contact the College and Career Coordinator at your school.

MCPS HCBU Fair flyer

MCPS HBCU Middle School Seminar flyer

HBCU Registration for Students and Parents/Guardians

All students and parents/guardians must register to attend.

 REGISTER HERE if you are an MCPS senior participating in on-the-spot interviews:

Registration is completed in Naviance. Students MUST contact their CCIC to discuss interview requirements.



  • You are a student in grades 8-11
  • You are a parent/guardian
  • You are a non-MCPS student or parent/guardian
  • You are an MCPS senior who is attending the Fair

Want to know more about the HBCU fair? Listen to Dr. Karen Crews' conversation with Guy Lambert of WPGC and Bobby Gailes at WHUR.
Tune in on the following dates:

January 19th at 6 am on WPGC

Dr. Crews and Guy Lambert

January 13th at 6:15 pm, 7:08 pm, 8:40 pm on WHUR


REGISTER HERE if you are an Admissions Officer, Alumni Representative or a Community Organization

Learn more about the success of past fairs.

For more information, contact Ms. Lindsay Cao, Secondary Counseling Specialist, at 240-740-5637.

Location and Times

Friday, January 24, 2020
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

On-the-Spot Interviews
3:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Universities at Shady Grove
Building 2
9640 Gudelsky Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

college fair

Volunteers Needed

Register to volunteer at our 12th annual HBCU Fair and help support our students!
Available opportunities include:

• Assistance with set-up and check-in
• Monitoring rooms and hallways
• Assistance with workshop or Naviance data entry

Thank you! Volunteers help ensure a successful experience for all!