2018-19 College Tours

Howard University


Fall 2020

Date: TBD

George Washington University


Fall 2020 

Date: TBD

Lincoln University (PA)


Friday, October 26th, 2018

Leaving at 7am from Turkey Thicket Recreational Center 

Cost: $45 (per person)

**DCPS Schools Are Closed for Professional Development!

Hampton University


April 5th, 2019

High School Day

Cost: $50 per person (Includes Lunch)


At this all-day event, prospective students will have the opportunity to speak to faculty & staff from various academic departments at the Open House and Academic/Student Activities Fair. 

The goal of High School Day is to showcase the campus, and give visitors a social and academic snapshot of the University.   Planned activities include a welcome program, a student services organizational fair, academic open houses, lunch and an exciting performance by the Marching Force! 

Check out HS Day 2018

University of Michigan


Saturday, March 30th, 2019

*During the 45th NSBE Convention

**Open to Students in Grades 6-12 AND their Parents.

Cost: $30 (per person)

Tour Includes: R/T deluxe motor-coach service from the Cobo Center; full tour, lunch, hands-on activities & a panel discussion w/professors & U of M students.   *Click the U of M picture above to learn more about the university!

**Scroll down to register & pay.  Space is limited & filling quickly!


 Aid, Housing

Fall 2020

Exact Dates: TBD (3 Day Trip)

Cost: $TBD

Come Find Out About:

Academic Programs, Student Organizations,  Admissions

 Financial Aid & Housing!

Schedule of Activities:

Registration, Academic Department Exhibits, Campus Tours, Black Archives

2020 Orientation Leaders & Presidential Ambassadors

Also includes student & parent workshops!

Cost Will Include: Bus & Hotel

2018-19 College Tour Details

DMV NSBE, Jr. works to fulfill NSBE's mission by exposing DC Metro Area youth to year-round high quality STEM experiences & mentoring by collegiate engineering & STEM majors.  Early college prep, including college tours, also helps parents & students make the most informed college decisions. Here are 6 reasons why early college prep & tours are important:


  • Visualization: Being able to walk on campus & get a feel for the environment is important. Students can see themselves as part of the community; get an up close look at the buildings like the dorms, student union building, class rooms, lecture halls & gymnasiums. The facilities offered on campus are an important part of the college experience! 

  • Competition: Colleges are competing to recruit the best students AND students are competing to get into the best institutions. Taking college trips early in high school (even middle school) puts the student in a position to compete because they can see what goals they are working towards. 

  • Account for Costs: You should want to know where your money is going when you pay tuition. Be warned: There will be sticker price shock, but this is good. It allows for families to face the realities of college costs & deal with it accordingly. By going to several different schools you can compare & contrast each choice. With the increased cost of college, it is more important than ever to make sure your school provides value for what is being paid. 

  • Get to talk to actual students: Your tour guides & admissions counselors will offer friendly assistance, but you want to get the inside scoop. After your standard tour, take a walk around campus & talk to many different students. They can tell you about what goes on at the school, what the classes are like, how the professors are, and their dealings with administration. They are a great source of pertinent first-hand college knowledge, and are the final product of what the institution can produce.

  • It’s Fun: High school can have many frustrating moments, but it is a great feeling to know that there is something greater after high school to work towards. It reinforces that doing well in middle AND high school can lead to new and better opportunities in the future. It may feel like high school is taking forever, but rest assured that it will end and new pathways will open.

  • It’s a Reality Check: Measure costs & admissions standards of each school and compare them with College goals. This will lead to a firm decision. College visits can help to solidify that decision by learning firsthand what options are available. Part of this process will be the elimination of college choices that are unattainable academically or financially, and the revelation of college choices that are sensible. Then you can focus on a limited number of rational choices that will best meet your needs.

DMV NSBE Lincoln University Tour Flyer (pdf)


DMV NSBE Lincoln University Registration Form (pdf)


Univ of Michigan Tour March 2019 (pdf)


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