St. Mary's County Public Schools, in collaboration with Calvert County Public Schools, St. Mary's Ryken High School, the College of Southern Maryland, and the St. Mary's County Memorial Libraries are pleased to host the twentieth annual Southern Maryland College Fair. This cooperative effort will bring to Southern Maryland the largest college fair held in the area. The fair will take place on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department with two sessions. The first session begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs through 1:00 p.m. The second session begins at 5:00 p.m. and is open until 7:30 p.m. Approximately 130 colleges and universities throughout Maryland and the east coast, from Maine to Florida, will be represented with exhibits and admission officers.
College and university officials will be available to answer any and all questions from students and parents/legal guardians concerning their schools. Financial aid workshops will be presented on site throughout the evening. All college-bound students in Calvert and St. Mary's counties, as well as those who might just be considering college, are encouraged to attend this event and to bring their parents/legal guardians. Students and their parents/legal guardians will have a unique opportunity to talk personally with the visiting college officials to learn what each institution offers, requirements for admission, cost, special programs, and location. Admission is free and information is available from all high school counselors.