Inside Look at College Admissions

Connecting Admissions Recruiters and Underrepresented Minority High School Seniors

Sponsored by Johns Hopkins University and MCPS NAACP Parent Council

This event for underrepresented minority high school seniors and college admissions officers, who are responsible for admitting students of color, is being held in recognition of the unique challenges facing underrepresented minority students, during the college admissions process. The evening offers a unique experience for underrepresented minorities to gain exposure to the nuanced admissions processes of colleges and universities that fit their interests. Additionally, students will be exposed to financial aid and academic resources. Unlike large all-inclusive college fairs, and pre-programmed slide presentations, the evening will give students an opportunity to talk one-on-one with Admissions Recruiters in a small, interactive environment.

Register online.


6:00 – 6:10pmWelcome and Introduction of Admissions Officers
6:10 – 6:30pmThe Nuts and Bolts of the Admissions Process
6:30 – 7:00pmBreakout Session I
7:00 – 7:30pmBreakout Session II
7:30 – 8:30pmCollege Fair (tentative)

Breakout Sessions

  • Applying as a STEM Major or to STEM Programs
  • Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Navigating the College Search Process Virtually
  • The College Experience at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • The College Experience at Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Tips on Writing the College Essay

Confirmed Schools

  • American University
  • Cornell University
  • Drexel University
  • George Washington University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Middlebury College
  • Northwestern University
  • Smith College
  • Spelman College
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Richmond
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in Saint Louis
  • Wellesley College

Registration is required to attend. After registering on Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom, with instructions on how to join the event. We ask that you download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

By Registering, you are indicating that you opt in to providing your information to participating higher education institutions.

We encourage Q&A throughout the program; you will be able to type a question and submit it to the event/session moderator.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Sabrina Dodd,