College Visits

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,, 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:

Naviance Student

Students: Enter your six digit student ID both as your username and as your password.

OR Guest password: 210959

Click on:
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:  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:

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

Washington Christian Academy College Fair

TBD, 7:00-8:45pm - @ Washington Christian Academy Gymnasium, 16227 Batchellors Forest Road, Olney, MD 20832, 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:

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 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: 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:

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:

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: Pre-register for free at 

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:

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 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:

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: or email


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.

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: