Howard University is one of the 30 HBCUs featured in this year’s free college fair on Nov. 11. (Courtesy Photo)

By AFRO Staff

Sometimes going virtual has its advantages. For this year’s annual BCPS-HBCU College Fair, going virtual means the opportunity to connect students with more historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) than ever before, including HBCUs throughout the nation. More than 30 HBCUs have already signed up and the list continues to grow.

All BCPS high school seniors are invited to participate in the free event on Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Students can register for the fair on Naviance and through their school counselors or college counselors. All participating students are encouraged to complete the Common Black College Application (CBCA) prior to the fair. Pre-application is encouraged to receive virtual decisions from HBCUs. Many of the attending HBCUs will offer instant admission opportunities during their breakout groups. Seniors who complete the CBCA can apply to all 58 participating HBCUs, at once, for a flat fee of $20.

The BCPS-HBCU College Fair, which was founded and hosted by Milford Mill Academy for its first three years, has evolved into a school system initiative in its fourth year. This year, the BCPS Department of Student Support Services is partnering with Milford Mill Academy to host the fair.